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Alex Berezow
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Dr. Alex Berezow is a science writer and public speaker.
Dr. Alex Berezow is a science writer and public speaker.

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We need court reform in order to address the problem of confusing biotech patent decisions. My latest for WSJ!
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What's in your hot dog? If you're in Malaysia, it may contain something other than beef or pork.
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Elizabethkingia: Is This Mysterious Disease Coming from Hospitals?
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Italian food scientists are fed up with phony Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. They have devised a straightforward chemical test for fatty acids that helps determine the authenticity of cheese.

Popular press article:
http://acsh.org/news/2016/05/22/cheese-chemistry-is-your-parmesan-legit/

Original research paper:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00913

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The language of science has been hijacked by peddlers of organic food and fad diets. #science  
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When it comes to the health benefits of red wine, confusion reigns. Two new studies add yet more confusion. In the first, a mouse model shows that resveratrol, a compound in red wine, helps prevent artery disease. But in the second, an epidemiological meta-analysis shows that moderate drinkers receive no health benefits in terms of mortality. Such conflicting studies explain why scientists have a difficult time sending clear messages on matters of public health.

Popular press article:
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21696651-more-confusion-over-health-benefits-alcohol-wine-good-you-or-it

References:
First study: http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/2/e02210-15.full
Second study: http://www.jsad.com/doi/10.15288/jsad.2016.77.185

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Alright mosquitoes. This time it's war. My latest piece in +USA TODAY #science  
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My good friend and co-author Hank Campbell has been announced as the new president of the American Council on Science and Health! 
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How #yellowstone  National Park revolutionized molecular biology and helped give birth to modern biotechnology. #NationalParks  
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