This is probably the most common, and in my opinion understandable question that drives hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccines. If typical vaccine development can take 12-15 years, how could vaccines developed in under 12 months be made without compromising safety?Read More How Were COVID-19 Vaccines Developed So Fast?
With the recent news that the CDC and FDA recommend pausing the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, many are questioning the safety of this and other COVID-19 vaccines. What does this pause really mean? And what do we know about the safety of available COVID vaccines?Read More Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
COVID-19 has gripped the world, yet a safe and effective vaccine has the potential to set us free. What is in mRNA based vaccines and how do they work?Read More How Do mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines Work?
Accessing full-text research articles can be next to impossible. Find out how one website is breaking down this barrier in a controversial way.Read More How to Access Research Articles For Free
Protein is king. That is one of the most prominent societal mantras about nutrition. Why does this mantra exist? Does it stack up against the preponderance of evidence?Read More Protein: Nutritional Gold Mine or Hype?
The lines between male and female have become increasingly gray in our modern society. How does our understanding of sexual development compare?Read More Is Gender Variation Possible?
Knowing just what to say can make an impression, but can our body language play an even bigger role?Read More The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
Students like myself often brag about their sleep deprivation and downplay its importance, but should we? What is sleep, anyway?Read More Sleep: Is It Really That Important?
Does our DNA really have the final say in who we become or whether we get a disease? How can we use an understanding of epigenetics to take control of our health?Read More Genes: Our Destiny?
With over 30 trillion microbes living in and on us that can sustain our lives or cause us disease, how can we ensure we keep only the nice ones?Read More What I’m Learning: The Human Microbiome