Alzheimer’s and depression are more commonly diagnosed in women, while Parkinson’s is more commonly diagnosed in men. Why is that? Alzheimer’s, depression, and Parkinson’s are just a few examples of disorders that affect females and males differently. Recent research found differences in male and female brains that might account for these sex differences in pathology.Continue reading “Built Different”
English translation can be found here. ¿Porque son tan poderosas las cosas malas sobre las buenas? La respuesta se puede encontrar en la evolución. Terminaste una cena deliciosa. Cuando caminaste a tu casa, un ave se cagó encima de tu cabeza. Ahora la noche bonita entera se arruino. Muchos científicos han estudiado este fenómeno enContinue reading “Los Sentimientos que Permanecen: Lo Bueno vs. Lo Malo”
English translation can be found here. Si mujeres están o no en un campo dominado por hombres, ¿cuáles son las implicaciones para las mujeres? Yo soy muy afortunada de ser una mujer trabajando en las ciencias. Yo me despierto cada mañana, recojo mi pelo, y voy al laboratorio donde trabajo rodeado de mujeres. Mi jefaContinue reading “¿Son las Ciencias Para las Mujeres?”
Who is actually included in the scientific process? This question goes beyond the researchers and into the unethical past of human research. Read more in my article published on That’s Life [Science] blog.
We’ve been enduring this global pandemic for about a year now (depending on where you live), and it is nothing to mess around with. The number of confirmed cases keeps rising with the holiday season and increased visits that come with it. Even with the growing risk of COVID-19, many people are not taking itContinue reading “COVID-19 Stinks!”
My friend Louis Colaruotolo has an awesome radio show called “We Know Some Stuff” in which he interviews PhD students about their science passions. He is earning his Food Science PhD in Canada, and invited me to be an *international* guest on the show. In my episode, we discussed gender in science from the strugglesContinue reading “Gender in Science Radio Interview”
When you bang your elbow on a table, why is your first instinct to grab it? This response might have something to do with how your sensory neurons process information. To learn more about this phenomenon, check out my article on That’s Life [Science].
In the Summer of 2020, it is easy to tell ourselves that we’ll call our representatives and sign that petition in the hopes of making change for a better world. But why are the rates of follow-through so low? Why don’t more people do these simple tasks that would have such high impact? There are,Continue reading “Why We Don’t Keep Resolutions”
What to say, who to contact, and how to reach out shouldn’t be some big secret. Whether you’d like to dip your toes in the water of working in a lab or if you think this will be your life’s calling, the first step will likely be the same. This post walks you through someContinue reading “Getting Into a Lab”
Part of our challenge in studying the brain is that it has such small components. For a huge part of human history, we just haven’t had the technology to see neural communication. We continue to be limited by available technology. But one lab is quickly making a name for themselves by thinking outside the boxContinue reading “Expand Your Mind”