This week there were no major scientific news, or at least nothing that caught my attention, so today I can go on with the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in neuroscience in Germany, so let’s go back at it. Slightly before starting the second semester on that second year, I had… Continue reading How do neurons communicate?
I am sure everybody already know about the topic of this new post, but today I would like to talk about the first picture of a black hole, the photo described as the picture of the century. But first things first: What exactly is a black hole? A black hole is a physical entity with… Continue reading How did we shoot the picture of a black hole?
In my previous post I mentioned how vaccines are a pretty hot topic right now and I believe people should approach this issue with an open mind, in order to figure out how vaccines work and their importance for the single individual and for the community. Then this week, casually reading some news online, I… Continue reading Why are vaccines important?
After that first “basic” first year we finally got into the real biology world and it didn’t start easy at all: the first semester of my second year in Biotechnology was basically the two courses of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the two beasts of every degree that has something related to biology (and this includes… Continue reading How did Fleming discover penicillin?