Portrait of the Enemy; Hanahan & Weinbergs Cancer Contribution

  One of the great things about working at Karolinska Institutet is that its fame and medical specialisation ensure ever-present opportunities to hear great talks by major advancers in all fields of medical science. A little while ago I was able to attend a talk by one of the first names a young eager cancer… Read More Portrait of the Enemy; Hanahan & Weinbergs Cancer Contribution

HeLa; The Cells that Changed the World

Article first printed in Medicor Magazine 2016 Issue #1 (Medicinska Föreningens Student Magazine, Karolinska Institutet). As such, you may notice the writing is a little longer and more medical-student directed than my usual popular science posts on this blog, but please do take the opportunity to fire any questions or comments my way if anything needs… Read More HeLa; The Cells that Changed the World

My Apology Letter to the Science Overlords

“Hey, what do you do?” “Ugggghhhhh…..” I think I answer this question differently every single time I’m asked. I sit under a thousand umbrella terms that all mean something slightly different or overlapping, and give off impressions or ideas to different people, that is not always clear to me, nor them. “Im a…..scientist, a PhD… Read More My Apology Letter to the Science Overlords

Lucky old Dumbo! Elephants and their cancer resistance

    Evolution has come up with a pretty nifty trick to control cancer development in larger animals, by stocking up on important genes.     Okay, get your pencil out;  There are an estimated 37.2 trillion cells in the human body, each cell will divide approximately 50-70 times in its lifetime, and each time must… Read More Lucky old Dumbo! Elephants and their cancer resistance