Smart students study science and science students become doctors. Regardless of which part of the world you grew up in, you will be familiar with this statement or a modified version that shares the same sentiment. Sentiments that suggest studying science is the preserve of smart students and studying medicine is regarded the very peak achievement. Continue reading Is there a doctor in the room?
Did you know that there are fewer human cells in our body than bacterial cells? For the human body to contain anything other than our own cells has always caused controversy; however, the idea of a second genome has been around for a while. Continue reading What is the Second Genome and how does it affect us?
The importance and use of the Drosophila sp. as an animal model has revolutionized the field of genetics and molecular biology. In 1909, T.H. Morgan used the fruit flies for the first time in his laboratory. Since that day many milestone discoveries have been made in the field Continue reading The fly saga: How Drosophila became the queen of genetics
Every day, we are inundated with articles regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst every person’s news feed, you will find a sea of scientific updates, along with conspiracy articles and misinformation. Recently, I have found myself asking the question: “Are people doubting scientific integrity due to the multitude of articles released regarding COVID-19?”. Continue reading COVID-19 – how do you understand the science?
By Dr Saswati Das, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital & ABVIMS Sustainable living is fast becoming a way of life as the global concern regarding the environment and the carbon footprint is increasing. Clinical laboratories have to improvise in order to adapt to the sustainable model. However, with laboratories being a higher throughput area, the task seems daunting. Sustainable labs are also referred to as … Continue reading Creating sustainable clinical laboratories of the future
Public engagement is an opportunity for communities to gain an insight into current research and the people behind it. Just as importantly, it also offers scientists themselves a space to learn. Continue reading Dundee Women’s Festival