Physician James Hamblin, staff writer for The Atlantic, explains what would happen if you stopped showering — and other fun facts from the emerging science of the skin microbiome. Plus: are some trees really immortal?
Are some trees immortal? A new study says no by Grant Currin
Despite debate, even the world’s oldest trees are not immortal. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/cp-dde072020.php
Giaimo, C. (2020, July 27). Can Trees Live Forever? New Kindling for an Immortal Debate. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/science/trees-immortality.html
Wang, L., Cui, J., Jin, B., Zhao, J., Xu, H., Lu, Z., Li, W., Li, X., Li, L., Liang, E., Rao, X., Wang, S., Fu, C., Cao, F., Dixon, R. A., & Lin, J. (2020). Multifeature analyses of vascular cambial cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo biloba trees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(4), 2201–2210. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1916548117
Munné-Bosch, S. (2020). Long-Lived Trees Are Not Immortal. Trends in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2020.06.006
Additional resources from James Hamblin: board-certified preventive medicine physician, staff writer at The Atlantic, and lecturer in public health policy at Yale University
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Follow @JamesHamblin on Twitter https://twitter.com/jameshamblin
Hamblin, J. (2016, June 9). What Happens When You Quit Showering? The Atlantic; The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/06/i-stopped-showering-and-life-continued/486314/
Hamblin, J. (2020, June 22). Is It Possible to Shower Too Much? The Atlantic; The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/hygiene-is-overrated/612235/
James Hamblin’s articles for The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/author/james-hamblin/
Official website http://www.jameshamblin.com/info
Yale bio https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/james_hamblin/
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