It might be the last day of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, but that doesn’t mean that the campaigns need to stop! So, I thought I would do my bit again and share what you need to be looking out for, some of the numbers and, of course, a little bit of the science behind it. […]Read More Cervical cancer: the science, raising awareness & #Smearforsmear
Marvel superheroes and their superpowers have brought me a lot of joy over the past few years. Not only am I often queuing for cinema tickets on the day of release to see the next installment in the Marvel Universe, but Marvel superheroes have often helped me in my missions to bring my science research […]Read More Is THOR the answer to curing cancer?
As a bit of festive science fun this year, I set you TWO challenges in a previous blog post and in an Instagram post! Challenge 1 was to come up with your own science inspired Christmas Carol & Challenge 2 was to show me your Christmas lab decorations – and I have not been disappointed. […]Read More Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners
Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I’m one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn’t start until December – bah humbug, I know! – especially as I’m a December baby too! But this week, I’m […]Read More Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..
We all have skin! The largest organ in our body that we all take for granted! It is protecting us from microbes and infections, helping us to regulate our body temperature and allows us to feel, touch and sense our surroundings. And it is doing all of that and more right now, even as you […]Read More Rare disease treated with new skin grown from stem cells
Happy Halloween 🎃🕸🕷! . Pumpkins 🎃, ghosts 👻, spiders 🕷, witches 🌒 and the undead ⚰ For one day each year they fill you with dread 🦇 . But no matter what haunting 👻 and creepy 🕷 things fill you with fear 👀 For this year’s 🎃 Spooky Science💀 post there’s something I want you to hear . There’s something I want […]Read More SpookyScience: Is there more than one skeleton hidden in our bodies?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to do my bit to help spread that awareness of what you need to be looking out for – but also a little bit of the science that might help you understand the disease a little more! . Breast cancer is the most common cancer in […]Read More Breast cancer: What you need to know
It’s that beautiful time of year again! The leaves start to change colour, the air feels a little crisper, the temperature is dropping, the earlier sunsets, those new leather boots and big cozy jumpers and – of course – pumpkin spice fever starts running rampant! . It is that time of year where your social […]Read More Why do we fall for the Pumpkin Spice Latte every year?
Scientists are notoriously thought of as intimidating and unrelatable nerds! But this could not be more wrong! If there are two things that I love in life, they are science and stand up comedy. So, an event where scientists become comedians sounds like it was made for me! I had heard of Bright Club previously, […]Read More Can scientists actually be stand up comedians? – Bright Club Southampton #9
I talk about science ALOT – if you haven’t noticed! And I like sharing insights into what I do in day to day life as a scientist – so I started this ‘A day in the life of a PhD student’ series on my blog. Now – I rant and rave about how different every […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. The Scicomm Edition.