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

Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.

‘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.

The PhD Movie 2 at Karolinska Institutet

After almost half a year of planning and coordinating, finally The PhD Movie 2 was successfully screened at Karolinska Institutet Solna campus. The movie is an adaptation from the well-known web comic strip: Piled Higher and Deeper (aka. PhD Comics). More than 200 people came to the event, including undergraduates, PhD students, postdocs, and some… Read More The PhD Movie 2 at Karolinska Institutet