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  • Aug 19 2021

    2 minutes, 42 seconds

    X-Files is the most famous sci-fi television series, created by Cris Carter. The two main characters are dr. Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and special agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny).  I have always been passionate about science and I loved X-Files when I was a kid, but my mother didn’t want me t...

  • Aug 16 2021

    5 minutes, 53 seconds

    If you go back and read the whole PhD and then what series (starting from here), you can find plenty of hints on how important doing a PhD abroad has been for my personal growth. Don’t get me wrong: it was extremely difficult, I felt lonely, anxious and always blue. I cried a lot, I suffered from pa...

  • Aug 05 2021

    1 minute, 0 seconds

    If you follow any beauty influencers on social media, you may be familiar with hair vitamins, supplements designed to make your hair grow long and thick. Of course, these influencers already have long and luxurious hair; most are also sporting hair extensions or fillers. Yet, we are lead to believe ...

  • Jul 15 2021

    Overheard conversation:Person 1: I really like the new serum I got; it has hyaluronic acid in it. Person 2: What exactly is hyaluronic acid?Person 1: I don’t really know; I just know it’s good for your skin.  Hyaluronic acid sells. It’s in serums, moisturizers, and masks. So, does it help our skin? ...

  • Jul 01 2021

    1 minute, 15 seconds

    Plenty of medicines are protein inhibitors, meaning the drug binds to a protein to block its function. One example of a common inhibitor medication is angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors used for high blood pressure. ACE is an enzyme in the blood that creates angiotensin II, a molecule re...

  • Jun 30 2021

    48 seconds

    Are you being active during your PhD to boost your CV? There are some simple things that you can do that will make your CV stand out when you graduate. Making you more likely to get the job you want when you finish. Whether that is a post-doc position, industry lab or something else entirely. Find o...

  • Jun 29 2021

    2 minutes, 53 seconds

    The first report of the fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was made in 1973 by Jones and Smith. A lot of focus and advice since has been given to expectant mothers. But what about fathers? Does men’s health and behavior pre-conception impact on fetal development? Specifically, does paternal alcohol consum...

  • Jun 29 2021

    1 minute, 35 seconds

    So far, I’ve been talking a lot about why I decided to do a PhD, the issues I’ve encountered and what’s my job now that I’ve left academia. But I’ve not really mentioned my actual research. Thinking back to my PhD, it’s almost like the research I’ve carried out sits the background of my personal gro...

  • Jun 22 2021

    1 minute, 34 seconds

    ‘Fake News’“false or misleading content presented as news and communicated in formats spanning spoken, written, printed, electronic, and digital communication.” Media scholar Nolan Higdon Misinformation or ‘fake news’ has been rife in recent years. Have you ever wondered why people persist in believ...

  • Jun 18 2021

    3 minutes, 50 seconds

    On 7th June 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for Alzheimer’s patients in the US. This is the first treatment to be approved in almost two decades, and the first to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease rather than just the related symptoms. However, gaps in cli...