As I have anticipated last week (have a look here if you missed my post), with this second post of the year I would like to present some of the possible researches we should keep an eye on this 2020. So, let’s have a look at them together. Mars – On July, NASA will send… Continue reading What can we expect from 2020?
To start off this 2020, I would like to use this post to present the scientific breakthrough of the past year according to Science. If 2018 was the year of Biology (thanks to revolution of single cells analysis, that allows scientists to study the genetic material of a single cell and the possibility of marking… Continue reading What are the scientific breakthrough of 2019?
This week I decided to postpone my last post of the year by a couple of days, so that I could wrap up this very though year for me by talking about what I consider one of the greatest discoveries of the century. Indeed, after a serie of unfortunate events (that seem to come one… Continue reading What is CRISPR/Cas9?
This week I will follow up with my MRes time in York (UK) (have a look here if you missed my last post) and, after presenting to you the medical problem behind my research, today I would use this post to talk about bacteria. Indeed, bacteria are very important for the humankind and they are… Continue reading Why are bacteria important?
Unfortunately, my Erasmus time in Lyon only lasted four months and I did not have the chance to spend more time there and get to master properly the new techniques I had the chance to learn. However, even though it was such a short experience, it was quite sweet, in the way that I had… Continue reading What is the neuroblastoma?
For this week’s post I will finally go back on the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in Germany and I will tell you about what I did after I graduated from my Master’s in Neurobiology. Since I was still not sure about doing a PhD, I took advantage of the Erasmus… Continue reading How does the magnetic cortical stimulation work?
Unfortunately, my mental health is still very precarious and I have been forced to make decisions about my life that have not been easy to take. Having to think about what to do in my life after my PhD contract ends in August 2020 and knowing that by making a choice I would either renounce… Continue reading What is the cognitive dissonance?
When I started this semi-scientific blog almost a year ago, I promised myself I would have kept the good habit of writing something related to science (either via talking about my “scientific” experiences through my years of study or via presenting scientific topics that caught my attention). Unfortunately, these past weeks have been very rough… Continue reading What happens when we meditate?
In this week post I will present to you the case of Phineas Gage, an American railroad worker whose case change drastically the knowledge of the frontal lobes (you can see one of his pictures below). The famous picture of Phineas Gage, holding the metal bar that pierced is skull. From neuroscienze.net This incredible story… Continue reading What happens when a metal bar gets stuck between our cheek and forehead?
Following up on last week’s new theme (have a look here if you missed it), today I will introduce to you a new area of the brain: the amygdala. The amygdala is an almond-shaped cluster of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans (see picture… Continue reading How can we start fearing something even before consciously realising it?