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Back in business – Happy 2016!

After a lengthy break this blog is now back in business and will be updated on a weekly basis. As before, anything scientific goes. However, as I’ve now taken up a job in science publishing, I also intend to cover issues that are more broadly science-related, such as science policy, publishing and perhaps the connection to industry …

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I have a bad gut feeling about this

Recently, a good friend of mine told me about his – now ex – girlfriend and how she ended the relationship based on a “gut feeling”. I wonder if that girl was aware of the big excitement that is currently flooding media and scientific literature regarding this topic. Well, not the break-up but the influence of the …

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It’s all in the blood: Can we turn back the aging clock?

When Paul Bert, a French physiologist, started to stitch mice together in 1864 he probably wasn’t thinking about the fountain of youth. His main interest was in animal grafting; the way tissue transplants could survive away from the body and affect a biological system (1). Bert’s successful attempts in parabiosis, the surgical joining of two …

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After your PhD: What job options are out there?

Following on from the previous article, there are many things PhD students learn to be good at. Obviously it’s easiest to stay in the field and setting you’ve already been trained in, which means you apply for a post-doc position with focus on your preferred field of research. But for all those who don’t perceive academia as a …

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Making the right move after your PhD

Today I’ve submitted the final corrections for my thesis. It’s been the last step on a long journey towards the doctoral degree. And what a journey it has been! Looking back I am extremely grateful and glad that I had the chance to go through with it, despite numerous obstacles and doubts on the way, which, I …

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Introducing Shivan, a new contributor on Curious About Science

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to one of my science friends back from the days when we were both working at the CR-UK Cambridge Institute. In addition to being a researcher, Shivan is also a trained medical doctor in oncology – and a big fan of science communication. He will be a regular contributor from …

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Cell reprogramming: a new era

I recently had the opportunity to produce an article about cell identity & reprogramming together with the Eurostemcell team, Thomas Graf and Austin Smith. Our body contains several hundred different types of specialised cells. Each cell has very specific features that enable it to do its job. Yet every cell in your body contains the same genes …

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