Two days ago it was S. Valentine’s day and as I promised in my previous post, this week I will talk about monogamy and falling in love in humans and their possible molecular correlates. However, if you also want to have a more comprehensive view about monogamy in animals and you missed my previous post… Continue reading How does our brain fall in love?
The closer I get to the end of my Phd contract here in Germany, the heavier the workload as a PhD student and, consequently, I did not have any time to think nor write in the past weeks. Apart from the usual work with experiments, these past weeks I had to be an assistant for… Continue reading Which is the hormone of monogamy?
With this post I want to go back to the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in Germany and I would say that we are almost close to the point where I made my choice for the following three years of my life. Few months after I started the Master of Science… Continue reading What is autophagy?
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 breakthroughs 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?