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The dangerous silence of academic researchers

Three years ago, I was invited to testify before the New York City Board of Health about a proposed law to cap the portion size of sugary drinks served in restaurants. This request didn’t come as a surprise. After all, I had published several well-cited articles linking these beverages to childhood obesity. What did catch […] … learn more→

When it comes to speaking out, cells wait their turn

Cell communication is essential for the development of any organism. Scientists know that cells have the power to \”talk\” to one another, sending signals through their membranes in order to \”discuss\” what kind of cell they will ultimately become — whether a neuron or a hair, bone, or muscle. And because cells continuously multiply, it\’s […] … learn more→