Research methodology

  • In a review paper led by Shaked Yarza, we summarized our thoughts on optimal ways to address common pitfalls and biases in the field (Yarza et al, 2019).

  • In another investigation we looked in detail into biphasic pattern of response to particulate matter (PM) that our team came across upon almost consistently in many of our trials. We argued that the first phase must be attributed to anthropogenic features of PM volatile even at relatively low concentrations, while the second phase must be attributed to non-anthropogenic composites of PM becoming dangerous in high concentrations. We tested this theory on two clinically different outcomes, blood glucose and asthmatic exacerbations. The theory was confirmed for blood glucose, but not for asthma (Novack et al, 2020).