Organoids take over the Biomedical Field By BotsAndBrainz There are at least 50 emails to answer, an experiment to run, lab samples to be ordered, and the supervisor is asking for a manuscript on the latest research findings – and I haven’t even prepared for the conference yet. By the way, which printer did I send my poster to? Sometimes life would be easier if … Continue reading A Brain to Spare
Are viruses dead or alive? Since the discovery of Megaviruses, this question has been source for many discussions. Should we overturn our current theories on viral evolution? Continue reading Schrödinger’s Virus – Dead or Alive?
We are singular as a species in learning and memorizing. But in some disorders, like the “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD), learning and memory have gone terribly wrong. What’s the basis for PTSD in the brain? And can we develop a proper animal model to help patients? Continue reading I Smell Trouble
Something smells fishy about quantum mechanics in biology… Or does it? Discover what scientists believe to be the science of smell. Continue reading The Mysterious and the Strange – The Smell of Quantum Mechanics
Travelling is awesome! A jetlag is not. What’s the science behind it anyway? With a little help from serendipity and a jetlagged hamster, I´ve uncovered the story behind the discovery of our inner clocks. Find out what makes us tick! Continue reading Inner Clocks and Jetlagged Hamsters
Red hair, a topic that has been near to my brain and dear to my heart since the day I was born. Naturally, I find theme days like today hilarious (because it’s always fun to be in the spotlight, even if it’s just based on outer appearance). So pick your favorite ging and start smooching! But before you run off to spread your germs among … Continue reading Kiss A Ginger Day
The fruit fly is not the model that would strike everyone as the optimal choice for neuroscience studies. But to my mind, there is none better out there. This is an explanation for my adoration: Continue reading A Love Letter to the Fruit Fly Brain
Everyone, it is time to PANIC. If you haven´t figured out what you want to get your friends, family and pets for Christmas, then you might as well not even bother anymore. A gentle reminder of the date blasted into my morning when my colleagues suddenly started disappearing around early lunchtime with “Merry Christmas” cheers on their lips and probably the thought of the Christmas … Continue reading Last Day to get your Gifts together!
Studying the Evolution of Male Pregnancy in Pipefish (And explaining why females shouldn´t be the ones carrying a baby to term) Continue reading A Pregnant Mother’s Pipedream
And here’s how to deal with it! The 5 Stages of Grief, brought to you by: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Disgruntled with the fact that medical schools focused little on death and dying in their curriculum back in the 1960s , she wrote “On Death and Dying” (nowadays it can be purchased under the name “On Grief and Grieving” on Amazon, probably because dreary death related titles … Continue reading All Good Things Must End