The Proof Is in the Panic: We Need a New Strategy against Viral Infections

Summary:The recent international health crises due to viral infections has made one thing very clear: We need a new strategy to combat viral infections. Ebola has been in the international news daily for the past two months, while the US has had a recent upsurge of measles, enterovirus D68, Continue reading

How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible

Ten years ago, a group of scientists working at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbioloy at SUNY, Stony Brook, described for the first time the de novo chemical synthesis of polio virus, which they confirmed was fully infectious. Continue reading

How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible

Ten years ago, a group of scientists working at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbioloy at SUNY, Stony Brook, described for the first time the de novo chemical synthesis of polio virus, which they confirmed was fully infectious.

This discovery, when reported in newspapers around the globe in July of 2002, created a great deal Continue reading

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

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US FDA recently issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, taken by mouth or injection, carry a risk for permanent peripheral neuropathy; Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are examples

This is not the first warning issued for this class of antibiotics; in 2008 the FDA issued a black box warning about Continue reading

Radical Theory Explains the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life, Challenges Conventional Wisdom

Case Western Reserve Theorist Develops Incomparable Model that Unifies Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Continue reading