By Gareth Raynes, Aberystwyth University
The human microbiome is becoming more widely known and extensively studied. However, we’re not unique in having our own personal legions of friendly bacteria. Not only do other animals have extensive microbiomes, plants do too.
Continue reading Phyte club: inside the plant microbiome
By Mhairi Morris, Loughborough University
Current estimates state that nearly half of us will develop cancer at some point during our lifetime, either a benign tumour that doesn’t require treatment or a more aggressive malignant tumour with the potential to kill.
Continue reading A fresh perspective on cancer (for me!)
By Matthew Lee, University of Bristol
It must be bad if scientists are marching, right?
When I first told people of the March for Science I was met with puzzled looks and throw away questions; “but why?” “what’s the point?”.
Continue reading I wasn’t sure if I should march for science. I did, and I will march again!
By Helen Albert, Editor and Freddie Theodoulou, Science Editor
Welcome to The Biochemist Blog! As the forum for news, views and opinions on issues of relevance to the molecular bioscience community, we will be posting blogs on everything from the latest research to public engagement activities and student issues.
Continue reading New beginnings