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Certain cells secrete a substance that may head off Alzheimer’s, USC study finds

SC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. The finding, in a mouse model of the human brain, focuses on a specific cell called a pericyte and reveals that it plays previously unknown role in brain health. Pericytes… Read More »

The dubious science behind Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s $5K anti-radiation ‘tinfoil tent’

Jack Dorsey — Twitter CEO and aficionado of dubious “wellness” trends — has revealed he likes to sit in a US$ 5,499 tent in his garage. The “Faraday sauna” is made of steel-infused “grounding fabric” designed to block electromagnetic fields (EMF). Dorsey claimed on a recent podcast that his regular 30-minute retreats into the sauna… Read More »

Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect

Video Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect1:51 Prof. Ian Harris, author of ‘Surgery, the ultimate Placebo’, explains that through sham or placebo surgery trials, surgeons are discovering that many common surgical procedures, like knee surgery or back surgery, simply have no effect on your body, while at the same time exposing you to great… Read More »