The theory of self-poisoning

Here are three quotes from the legacy of a world-renowned scientist, winner of the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine, discoverer of phagocytosis and intracellular digestion, and Creator of the phagocytic theory of immunity. Quote one: “when Pasteur in 1857 made his great discovery of the lactic acid fermentation microbe, he noticed at the timeRead more ⟶

To be or not to be, that is, to do or not to vaccinate?

“Inoculation” and “vaccination” are synonyms for the introduction of antigenic material to form immunity to the disease. The word “inoculation” has another meaning, the so-called vegetative method of reproduction of plants, but we will not touch botany, it is not our topic. As antigenic material can be used live, but weakened strains of microorganisms, killedRead more ⟶

Another well-forgotten new treatment that doesn’t really exist

If with the help of bacteriophages it is possible to successfully get rid of harmful bacteria, then why not try to get rid of harmful cancer cells with the help of bacteria or viruses? Anything that can destroy cells can theoretically be useful for the treatment of cancer. And it is possible that it isRead more ⟶

Microbial Genetic Terrorism, or Horizontal Gene Transfer-Another Reality that has Become a Myth

Scientists, in the majority, people cultural, humane. They try to present their discoveries to the public in such a way that the public is not frightened. For example, they will invent nuclear weapons capable of destroying all life in vast territories in a matter of moments, and they will present it to us as “workRead more ⟶

How do microbes affect our brain and do they affect it at all?

People who are far from science, argue something like this: “if scientists are engaged in any problem, then it deserves it, that is, it is scientific.” Well, to be honest, what only these scientists do not do. Scientific search goes in different directions, sometimes-in completely unexpected. Of course, the effect of intestinal microflora on theRead more ⟶

The Manifesto for purity, or ” Paradoxes” of immunity

To talk about the most convenient myth of our time, it is necessary to systematize knowledge about immunity. Do not be afraid – we will systematize not for long – only four short paragraphs and one scheme. Immunity (from the Latin word “immunitas”, meaning” liberation”) is the ability of the body to defend against foreignRead more ⟶

The Myth of “Fat” and “Skinny” Microbes

The problem of excess weight is one of the most important problems of our era. And one of the most ” massive – – almost half of the population in the so-called prosperous countries suffers from obesity. In some places, not half, but two-thirds. Gaining weight is easy. It does not need to apply absolutelyRead more ⟶