Scientific American Extols the Horrors of “Brutal Diseases” Lyme and Syphilis, with Creepy Videos to Boot

They share that Lyme “can swim through thicker, more viscous fluids” than syphilis, making it more insidious. “Syphilis and Lyme disease are better at penetrating our bodies than almost any other organisms. Spirochetes cross barriers that are impenetrable to almost anything else, including basement membranes and the linings of organs like intestines called endothelium that […]

Conflicts of Interest Continue to Plague the Highest Echelons of Medicine

“Other prominent researchers who have submitted erroneous disclosures include Dr. Robert J. Alpern, the Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, who failed to disclose in a 2017 journal article about an experimental treatment developed by Tricida that he served on that company’s board of directors and owned its stock. Tricida, which is developing therapies for […]