Antioxidants: Myth or Malignance

In my post here, “The Parallax View of Thrill Seekers,” I cast light on the prejudice of scientists to intepret experimental and observational data to infer causal relationships where none are indicated. Today I read one of the few highly-visible examples of both that propensity, and its polar opposite. In…

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The Parallax View of Thrill Seekers

In an article in New Scientist magazine, neurobiologist David McCobb, of Cornell University, says he has found evidence linking a preference for extreme sports to a pair of proteins in the adrenal gland. Adrenaline is secreted by the adrenal gland through tiny channels made up of two types of protein…

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