All posts by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

The Suicide Holiday Myth, Now with COVID

There is no association between the holidays and suicide – that is a myth. The effect of the pandemic is less clear.

/ December 2, 2020

CRISPR Treatment for Cancer

CRISPR-Cas9 combined with a new delivery system shows promise in treating some of the most deadly cancers.

/ November 25, 2020

Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

Preliminary results have been announced for a second mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, with even better results.

/ November 18, 2020

Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine

Here is everything you need to know about the recently announced COVID vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.

/ November 11, 2020

Superspreading Events

Superspreader events seem to play a large role in spreading COVID-19, which gives us a powerful method of reducing spread.

/ November 4, 2020

COVID Fatality Improving

COVID-19 is becoming less deadly, due to a variety of reasons that do not seem to include changes to the virus itself.

/ October 28, 2020

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

While many hope for a vaccine to help end the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy remains distressingly high.

/ October 21, 2020

Will Natural Herd Immunity End the Pandemic?

Is natural herd immunity a viable path to controlling the pandemic? Here is why that is a terrible idea.

/ October 14, 2020

Osteopathic Medicine – What Is It?

What is the difference between an MD and DO? Let's take a look at the history and the present practice of osteopathic medicine.

/ October 7, 2020

Where Are We With CBD

The science is not yet in on cannabinoids for most indications. We should wait until it is.

/ September 30, 2020