Since this past Monday the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet assigned the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, I will take another break from the posts about my university years and I will talk about the three scientists that will share the prize and their discoveries that made them Nobel Laureates. The three scientists that will share the… Continue reading Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2019?
This week I will take a break from the “brain facts” category and, consequently, from the description of the different neuromodulators our brain use (you can find a quick description of what a neuromodulator is here and a description of serotonin, oxytocin, adrenaline and dopamine by clicking on their names) to talk about a “news… Continue reading What is the CAR-T therapy?
Even though in my previous post I said I wanted to put aside the sad topic of PhD and anxiety and depression, in this week’s post I will talk about a recent news in the scientific world and I will write about the occupational burn-out. Modified from Getty Images On the 28th of May 2019,… Continue reading What is the occupational burn-out syndrome?
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?
In my last post I mentioned the fact that we all live on this planet but we know nothing about it and also that there is a pretty delicate balance that allows life on heart and we should do everything to preserve it. Therefore today I would like to talk a bit about climate change… Continue reading Who is Greta Thunberg?
Today I would like to make a brief interruption on the posts about my path on the biological field and I would like to celebrate the day of women in science, that was on the 11th of February. To do so, and since on my last two posts I talked about the DNA, I would… Continue reading How did Rosalind Franklin contribute to solve the DNA structure?
With the new year came a lot of new year's resolutions and, among those, I finally took courage and decided to open my own personal blog. That is why I will use this first post to briefly introduce myself and what I would like to achieve with this blog. So, let me start with the… Continue reading Welcome everybody!