Evil weevil strikes back

“Fighting fire with fire” describes the philosophy of biological control. Classically, biological control involves the introduction of an alien predator to control an alien invasive species. While there have been success stories utilizing such biological control, a recently documented case demonstrates the ability of nature to outcompete attempts of human management. As Dr. Ian Malcom says in one … Read more

Infectious component of celiac disease?

I have been waiting for an article like this to be published. It’s finally arrived!! Anecdotal experiences from my very own life have evolved the following pet theory: presence of an antigen during a non-related immune response induces autoimmunity. Philosophically, cross-reactive immune response made perfect sense. All I needed was a pesky little thing called … Read more

We’ve discovered the most likely cause of cancer…and apparently it’s NOT bacon (Thank God).

Driver mutation origin in Cancer Figure. I am obsessed with not getting cancer. I don’t smoke; I avoid deli meats. I even stopped eating bananas to off-set working with radiation in the lab. Turns out, I might be completely wasting my time. A new study in Science from a group at Johns Hopkins revealed that the most likely cause … Read more