October 10, 2018

Using perfumes to lure killer cats


In 2003, there was a report about New York’s Bronx Zoo suggested that female cheetahs loved Calvin Klein’s male parfum, aptly named Obsession. The zoo staff experimented with other scents but it turned out that none could beat CK’s Ob...

July 23, 2018

This year I was invited to speak at Chatham House, and my talk was titled “Germs, Genes and Geography.” I spoke about how diets evolved and with it how new genes were expressed.

In researching for my latest book, The Genetics of Health, I was especially concerned at fal...

Check out my article in the Daily Express - UK.

WE ARE in the grip of an obesity epidemic. The latest figures show that two-thirds of the UK population is either overweight or obese, making Britain one of the fattest nations in Europe. Click here

March 10, 2018

Thou hast stolen both mine office and my name; The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame~ William Shakespeare

At my skin clinic, since 1996 we have offered skin cancer checks. We never bothered with government grants or billing insurers. It was a community ser...

October 24, 2017

We all know that we yawn when we feel “tired” and it is said that yawning is contagious. But why do we yawn at all? This was a question that imperiled Andrew Gallup and colleagues who studied 109 creatures across 19 species and concluded that the bigger the brain, the...

October 1, 2017

Research is progressing nicely, although because we are in New Zealand and the regulatory bodies and our research labs are in America, it has taken longer than usual and we expect to launch in early 2018. Meanwhile, The Times of London ran a big piece on sunscreens and...

October 1, 2017

The other day there was a report in the news that said that coffee was very good for you. Equally, other reports suggest that coffee can increase the risk of heart disease. So what is the truth?

We know that coffee is the most widely used drug in the world.

The main acti...

October 1, 2017

Mapping Moles and Melanomas: Do Melanomas Mostly Arise in Moles?

Moles are not full stops
Nor commas
They may lie
But sometimes they tell the truth
Naevus interruptus

~ From the poem “Moles” (“De Natura Melanoma”: poems by Sharad P. Paul, Middle Island Press 2015)


Everyw...