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
Article first published in Medicor Magazine 2016 Issue #1 (Medicinska Föreningen’s popular science magazine). 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 further… Read More HeLa; The Cells that Changed the World
“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
Hej! I’m Yossa, a computational biophysicist at campus Huddinge. For this first post I will survey the vast landscape of biology and tell you a little bit about me and my field. Biology has experienced rapid growth in the past few decades. Consider that Watson and Crick only discovered the structure of DNA in 1953 and compare… Read More New blogger alert!: The many faces of biology
No, this is not one of my favorite movies; but is sounds like a grate title for this post:) Working with other people will naturally lead to conflict situations from time to time. Different types of conflicts occur quite frequently in academia because in this environment highly opinionated and competitive people meet and collaborate. Things can… Read More Clash of the Titans
Part 1 1. Kenny – Fruit flies lacking this gene dies after two days. This is a reference to the South Park character Kenny McCormic who dies in various ways at the end of each episode. 2. Maggie – Fruit flies with a mutated Maggie gene results in arrested development, like Maggie Simpsons from the cartoon series The… Read More Ten funny gene names – part 2
It is holiday seasons now, scientists celebrate Lucia and Xmas at the Neuroscience Department! Thanks for Jahan Salma and Michael Entenmann for some of the pictures. Happy holiday!
You know what they say – there’s no ”me” in team! But look carefully, letters ”m” and ”e” are certainly there, meaning: think of yourself, too. ”Keen team player” and ”Strong ability to work in a team” are descriptions still often seen in many job ads, including those for research positions, naturally; although, whichever job… Read More The Three Foundations of Team Equilibrium
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