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?
Just like Santa and his Elves are rushing around to get all the presents ready, it’s the final week of lab work before Christmas and grad students round the world are also rushing around trying to finish off experiments and writing goals before the festive break! The organised amongst you are probably already winding down, […]Read More Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas
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..
Hello science lovers! Apologies for the short hiatus on the blog for the past two weeks. Lab work got busy, intern life got busy, scicomm life got busy and personal life got busy so the blog had to be put on the back burner for a little while so I didn’t burnout completely. But now […]Read More PhDLife. How to stay on top of the literature.
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
I feel like I’m coming onto the home straight! I’ve officially started the final year of my PhD! This time next year, my thesis will be written and handed in, I might have even had my PhD viva and be Dr Arthur and who knows where in the world I will be doing goodness knows […]Read More PhD mythbusters. Volume 2
It’s a brand new month and after a short hiatus it’s time for a return of one of my favourite features on the blog – Scientist in the Spotlight! After the success of Spotlight September, I received loads of messages with requests for new perspectives on this feature and suggestions for role models that YOU […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Sean M.
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?
It’s the middle of October and everyone, whether you’re at nursery, high school, a fresher, or at grad school, is well and truly back to school and in the swing of things. This year was my 23rd – and hopefully final – ‘back to school’. A truly depressing thought I know. But as I have […]Read More 10 secrets to become a successful research student
Scientists are often though of as dull, boring and monotonous nerds, right? But that could not be more wrong as I hope I am showing you with this feature on my blog. My next super scientist role model is showing you that scientists can also be incredibly creative! Now – I’m not talking about imagining […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Jen M.