Science Censorship in Australia: The retraction of the ABC TV Catalyst “Wi-Fried?”

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As there are no perfect scientific studies, there are no perfect TV science programs. Every scientific study could be improved and every TV science program could be improved, too. The Australian ‘Catalyst’ program tackled the very controversial science dealing with … Continue reading

Could there be a connection: RF-EMF and Alzheimer’s?

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Just published study by Kumar et al. “Amyloid-β peptide protects against microbial infection in mouse and worm models of Alzheimer’s disease.” in the Science Translational Medicine proposes a new explanation for the Alzheimer’s disease. The authors suggest that the disease … Continue reading

WHO Environmental Health Criteria: A brief update

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At the BioEM2016, I had a brief discussion with Eric van Rongen, about the status of the Environmental Health Criteria (EHC). This is what I learned: Task Group to evaluate science: recruitment is ongoing. The group will consist of some … Continue reading

BioEM2016: The “new avenues” in epidemiology (part 3/3)

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The last plenary session of the BioEM2016 was dedicated to epidemiology with the title inviting to debate “New avenues of epidemiological research – added value or old challenges, or both?“. The set of invited speakers was also impressive, with Mireille … Continue reading

BioEM2016: The NTP study (part 2/3)

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The most anticipated event of the BioEM2016 was the last moment addition of the presentation of the US NIEHS National Toxicology Program study on effects of cell phone radiation in rats and mice. The 8AM Wednesday plenary session was provocatively … Continue reading

BioEM2016: meeting friends and listening to science (part 1/3)

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BioEM2016 conference begun on Monday, June 6, in Ghent, Belgium. Seen above is the view of the conference site, Het Pand – the large building on the left on the Leie river, former monastery, is the site of BioEM2016. A … Continue reading