When it comes to important scientific discoveries, there isn’t any lack of it. However, not all discoveries reach the public eye, partly because they lack media penetration. In other words they are not interesting enough. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their discovery of the Higgs… Read More Cool scientific discoveries: Jumping genes
On the 16-17th February there will be a worldwide robotic surgery event where 10 leading robotic centers from 4 different contintents will conduct 14 robotic surgeries. The whole 24 hour event will be broadcasted live and there will be an opportunity to interact with the surgeons via social media. Use the hashtag #WRSE24 on Twitter if you would like… Read More Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24 Hour Event
Having studied and worked as a molecular biologist for many years I’ve come a cross many genes and proteins with funny names. Here is a list of ten of them. Many of the genes listed are a reference to movies, books and games. 1. Tinman – Fruit flies with a mutated Tinman gene does not grow a… Read More Ten funny gene names
Hi, I came across this info graphic that illustrates what PhDs do these days in addition to academic research. I found this quite interesting so I though I would share it with you. Source: Online-PhD-Programs.org Made by: Kyara Tobias I am not affiliated with this site or the people behind it.
In this post I will focus on some of the mechanisms that turn normal cells into cancer cells and why they are bad for us. As you might already know cells can divide, one cell divides into two cells, two cells into four cells etc. Every time a cell divides, all its contents are copied… Read More What is a cell and what makes it cancerous? Part 2
As a cancer researcher I often get questions like, “how does a healthy cell become cancerous?” and “why are cancer cells bad for us?” These are valid questions that I would like to address. But before I try to answer these questions, I would like to give you a brief introduction to the human cell.… Read More What is a cell and what makes it cancerous? Part 1
When it comes to traveling, there are three places/experiences that are high up on my list: South American rain forest, visit an African tribe and North Korea. During my most recent travels I didn’t do any of these things. However I got close, at least regarding North Korea. This time I went to Seoul in… Read More A trip to the Korean demilitarized zone
Hej, This is my first post in a while. I’ve been absent from this blog and social media in general because I’ve been completely occupied with writing my doctoral thesis and preparing for my actual PhD defense that took place on October 24th. Now, a month later, I am very relieved that I survived the… Read More A trip “home”
It’s summer and the semester is over, but that doesn’t mean that science and research takes a break. So I thought it would be a good idea to devote this post to the exciting world of cancer and cancer research. But what is cancer? What kind of disease is that? Cancer is actually not a… Read More Cancer research, what’s that?
I didn’t plan to write a follow up post to my previous blog post about scientist and social media this soon. But earlier this month the editor-in-chief of the Swedish newspaper Göterborgs-Tidningen and columnist at Expressen, Frida Boisen, wrote a column about this topic and I felt that I needed to mention this. The title… Read More Scientists + Social Media = True – part 1.5