Author: Santiago

Scientific writer, communicator, and former researcher in oncology (cancer) and molecular genetics (genes and gene regulation). Interested in all science, and in particular cancer, genetics, and gene-editing.

The gut microbiome (Part1): The good, the bad and the slacker

Reading Time: 4 minutes The gut microbiome (Part1): The good, the bad and the slacker This is a simple warm-up preparing you for a series of upcoming posts, dealing with the gut microbiome. You know, these microorganisms living inside you that can alter your mood, weight and overall health.   Remember the germophobic times? The times when germs were…

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By Santiago March 27, 2018 0

How to recognise pseudoscience: 5 common traits

Reading Time: 9 minutes How to recognise pseudoscience: 5 common traits Let’s talk pseudoscience. Why? Because it’s so available and many times seen as a replacement for conventional medicine. And to be honest, it also scares the crap out of me. We see it on the news, advertisements and social media. Some pharmacies even have shelves dedicated to homeopathy…

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By Santiago February 18, 2018 0

Your internal clock is decoded – The Nobel Prize winners (Medicine) 

Reading Time: 6 minutes Your internal clock is decoded – The Nobel Prize winners (Medicine) The Nobel Prize Award ceremony is near. On December 10th, the Nobel laureates of 2017 will be presented in Stockholm, Sweden. Let’s talk Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and your internal clock.  You know the feeling, those days after an intercontinental trip, where you’re…

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By Santiago December 7, 2017 0

Everybody wants EMA – the relationship drama about drugs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Everybody wants EMA – the relationship drama about drugs Last week it was settled: the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be moving from London to Amsterdam. Brexit was the classic homewrecker in this story, forcing a 12-year relationship to end. But what does this mean for the involved parties and why all the drama? And,…

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By Santiago November 27, 2017 0

What in the name of science is CRISPR/Cas?

Reading Time: 7 minutes What in the name of science is CRISPR/Cas? CRISPR/Cas is the tool that is on people’s lips right now, not only scientists’ (in our opinion at least). Media is talking about designer-babies, disease-resistant crops and many other applications. It could possibly play a significant role in our future everyday lives, and because of this, it’s…

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By Santiago November 22, 2017 0