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  • January 20 2021

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      A wave of controversy and outrage followed the recent publication of a study by AlShebi et al. from the New York University of Abu Dhabi on November 17th. In their Nature Communications paper, the authors analyzed 3 million mentor–protégé pairs to assess the impact of mentorship quality on the fut...

  • January 16 2021

      It is often thought that the pleasure for food (liking) and the motivation to eat (wanting) are responsible for weight regain after weight loss. On the contrary, my PhD (both experimental research and systematic review) suggests that Weight Loss could decrease the pleasure for high-energy food.   ...

  • September 24 2020

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    I’m a postdoctoral researcher now, but truthfully, I never did like science. Nor did I see myself having a future in academia. Throughout my career, I’ve wondered which is better, do what you like, or like what you do? A simple Google will result in many articles discussing this, so I can’t be the o...

  • August 30 2020

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    Which of these personas reflect your situation regarding your use of social media as a researcher or an academic? First case: You have realized the use of social media and deploy a number of them. However, because of time constraints, you are unable to maximize the use of these tools effectively and...

  • July 31 2020

    If you wonder, what we should let know and to whom, the answers are below. Before that, let me show you two scenarios and after that let’s proceed. Scenario 1: A guy told his friend: I went to meet that X woman scientist and she was so rude. She was not even ready to listen to what I wanted to tell ...

  • July 23 2020

    The Challenge In public arguments about controversial topics, one often hears the somewhat pugnaciously offered challenge: "Do you have a reference for that?" Meaning: Do you have a peer-reviewed confirmation of what you are saying, published in a reputable scientific journal? Providing such a confi...

  • April 6 2020

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    With the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic happening, let’s delve into one of the many clever strategies that viruses use to successfully infect their host - disruption of the body (circadian) clock.   What is a circadian rhythm? Circadian rhythm is a natural cycle that repeats roughly every 24 hours. T...