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  1. The Living Matrix: A Movie Promoting Energy Medicine Beliefs
    It’s boring to try to ferret out reliable health information from dry medical journals. It’s easier and more fun to watch a movie. A new movie promises to change the way you think about your health. To bring you breakthroughs that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay wel…
  2. Low Dose Naltrexone – Bogus or Cutting Edge Science?
    On SBM we have documented the many and various ways that science is abused in the pursuit of health (or making money from those who are pursuing health). One such method is to take a new, but reasonable, scientific hypothesis and run with it, long past the current state of the evidence. We see this …
  3. The life cycle of translational research
    I’m a translational researcher. To those of you who aren’t familiar with what that means, it means (I hope) that I study potential therapies in the lab and try to translate them into actual therapies that will cure patients of breast cancer — or, at the very least, improve their odds o…
  4. Buteyko Breathing Technique – Nothing to Hyperventilate About
    A reader recently sent in a link to a New York Times article that discussed an alternative breathing technique developed in Russia for the treatment of asthma called the Buteyko Method, or the Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT), and asked for an evaluation of the claims on SBM.  This post will attem…
  5. Lithium for ALS – Angioplasty for MS
    Peter Lipson reported Monday about new research suggesting that Multiple Sclerosis may be caused by venous blockage. He correctly characterized some of the hype surrounding this story as “irrational exuberance.” This is a phenomenon all too common in the media – taking the prelimin…
  6. Bibliography for my Talk at TAM 7: Why Evidence-Based Medicine is not yet Science-Based Medicine
    As promised at the meeting. Let me know by comment if you think I left anything out. (more…) Share this: More Share on Tumblr Pocket Email Print …
  7. Does popularity lead to unreliability in scientific research?
    One of the major themes here on the Science-Based Medicine (SBM) blog has been about one major shortcoming of the more commonly used evidence-based medicine paradigm (EBM) that has been in ascendance as the preferred method of evaluating clinical evidence. Specifically, as Kim Atwood (1, 2, 3, 4, 5,…
  8. Cancer research: Going for the bunt versus swinging for the fences
    A couple of weeks ago, our resident skeptical medical student Tim Kreider wrote an excellent article about an op-ed in NEWSWEEK by science correspondent Sharon Begley, in which he pointed out many misconceptions she had regarding basic science versus translational research, journal impact factors, a…
  9. Human subjects protections and research ethics: Where the rubber hits the road for science-based medicine
    Arguably the most difficult aspect of science-based medicine is where the rubber hits the road, so to speak. That’s where scientists and physicians take the results of preclinical studies performed in vitro in biochemical assays and cell culture models and in vivo in animal models to humans. T…
  10. Bad Books
    In the interests of fairness and intellectual honesty, I’ve forced myself to read a lot of really bad books. The True Believer tells me his guru’s book is the Real Stuff. He tells me I have a closed mind and won’t look at anything outside establishment dogma, and if I only read the book and un…
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