Resident evil: Inflammation and depression

On World Mental Health Day I want to share an article I wrote for The Biochemist Blog last week about depression. Depression is multifaceted in cause, symptoms, and effective treatments. One very small aspect of depression is understanding what role inflammation plays in the etiology of depressive symptomology. Below is a very brief article on the links... Continue Reading →

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Breast Cancer: Why the Search Continues…

This week we're very lucky to have a guest blogger write a fantastic article about a very complex issue, breast cancer. This thoughtful piece has been written by Nicola from the Fresh Science Blog. After reading this great article, make sure you go over to the Fresh Science Blog and read some of Nicola's other... Continue Reading →

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The One Where I Washed My Hair.

I washed my hair tonight. What, you say?! Why am I telling you this?! Well, I actually had other plans, plans where I was going to go out with friends and see a movie. But, you see, I've been so busy lately (as you can probably tell by the lack of blog posting!) that I... Continue Reading →

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The One Where We Look After Ourselves.

Up to a third of higher degree research students will experience a psychiatric disorder and one in two students will experience some form of mental health issues during their candidate. These are alarming numbers, but being an ex-PhD student I can attest to the impact a higher degree can place on your mental health. The... Continue Reading →

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Dear EMCR Self — Happy Academic

This is great, thanks Happy Academic for some inspiration on a Tuesday morning. We get stuck in the day-to-day complexities of life, so it's great to step back and contemplate how far we've come and also the exciting places we're going. L.   What advice would world-leading academics give their EMCR selves? One of the best things... Continue Reading →

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The One Where We Problem Solve.

Is it just me, or are the problem solving abilities of the younger generation getting worse? This isn’t a very optimistic view on my part, but I have wondered for a little while now if the ‘Google’ and ‘iPhone’ generation (which I’m not much older than!) have not developed the problem solving capabilities of earlier... Continue Reading →

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The One Where We Try To Balance Things

As I embark on a short break away from the lab and the university next week, I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the issue of the work-life balance. Most of us try to get the balance right, but it doesn’t always pan out the way we’ve planned. For me there... Continue Reading →

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