The most beautiful experiment in biology.… Read More DNA replication in a hundred words
In this new snippet series, I am going to talk classics. Classics in biology.… Read More Classics in biology
Would you like a printed copy of your heart?… Read More Biology printed in 3D
A short while ago, I was seeing my doctor to talk about some side effects I experienced from a routine medication I have been taking for years. After my preferred formulation recently went off market, I have been rotating between different formulations of the same drug to find one to suit me. The doctor asked… Read More The Future is Personal
Why do we taste? How is taste perceived? Are we missing out any taste?… Read More Are you sure about what you are tasting?
It has been a week since we all gathered in a chilly but cosy Sunday evening at Stallet, here in Stockholm, for “Moving Across – Where Art meets Science”
“Moving Across”, an event organized by a group of creative researchers from Karolinska Institutet, brought to a general audience a synergistic connection between interesting biomedical research and its artistic and entertaining explanation by the “Improv” group Improphilia. Sounds fun, right?… Read More “Moving Across – Where Art Meets Science”
Perhaps it will not be too long before we can hear a completely paralysed person saying, “oh it’s a bit cold outside”, the moment he/she relaxingly walks out of the house on a quiet winter morning, wearing an exoskeleton suit.… Read More Can you hear me?
Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides?… Read More What makes a Scientist?
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
‘Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon’ states the author of the ScienceDaily blog based on the paper published in the journal of Environment Systems and Decisions at the end of November. This provocative statement caused some uproar among my acquaintances in the past week. This motivated me to… Read More Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.