Each week, Dr. Peter Janiszewski selects several notable posts from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
Here are some of the past week’s most intriguing discussions:
- Melinda Wenner Moyer of Body Politic discusses evidence suggesting that breastfeeding may prevent disease by changing gene expression in the gut flora and whether dieting might ‘pollute’ our bodies.
- Dr. Arya Sharma provides another stellar week of clinical research posts, highlights of which include a discussion of weight bias among medical students, and how exercise may reduce the genetic predisposition to obesity.
- Michael Long of Phased investigates a ghostly topic: how pharmaceutical company ghostwriters may falsely promote certain treatments, such as hormone-replacement therapy.
- Ever wondered how fMRI works? I did. But after reading Amiya’s wonderful post entitled: fMRI, BOLD and the Beautiful, I no longer have to wonder.
- Finally, to add to the continually expanding science blogosphere, in addition to the recently hatched Guardian Science Blogs and PLoS Blogs, you can now get more science blogging goodness from the brand spankin’ new Wired Science Blogs Network. Boy, have you got some reading to do!
Check back next week for some more riveting discussions of health and clinical research!