“If a picture is worth a thousand words, one video recorded from a living brain is priceless.” Learn how 2P microscopy advanced the neuroscience field.
3D culture and organoids are becoming more prevalent in research. Here, the most important aspects of human brain organoids are explained.
Orson Welles, the greatest film personality of all time said, ‘We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone’. However, the talented and award winning British science writer Ed Yong does not seem to agree with Welles. He claims in his book ‘I contain multitudes: The Microbes within us and a grander view of life’, that Welles was mistaken. He says ‘Even when we are … Continue reading Microbes to erase bad memories??
Our immune system is working in fascinating ways. One could say in almost biblical dimensions. Learn how eosinophils protect our body in a David-and-Goliath story.
Fabian Gondorf from the LIMES group “Immunology and Environment” on the complex interplay of diet, microbiome, immune cells and organ health.
The author, Theodore Kapellos, is a postdoctoral researcher at the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn. In this blog article, he shares his expertise on an interesting human physiological endogenous system that he studied during his PhD studies in the United Kingdom (https://www.path.ox.ac.uk/content/david-greaves). In contrast to its most popular recreational use, cannabis consumption may have significant medicinal implications in the fight against major chronic … Continue reading Cannabis medicinal research: Smoking our way to health?
Lucas Secchim Ribeiro, a post-doctoral researcher in the AG Franklin, explains the potential of platelets beyond hemostasis, introducing their skills as part of our immune system, in health and disease.
Summer School in Sardinia: sounds like “holidays” but it tourned out to be an intense week. I wondered: what did the summer school do to my immune system?
June 2019 – wasn’t it a great one? We enjoyed the sun, the heat, the ice-cream that we urgently needed to survive, and the vacation days we had. Where did you go and which mode of travel did you choose? This hot summer and California flair made me think of a mode of travel which all in all has become unpopular in Germany: tramping.
While browsing through my grandparents’ house, I happened to stumble over a ‘Kalorientabelle’ – a calorie chart from a magazine (“Freundin”) from 1977. Curious how perception of food might have changed over the last 40 years, I took a closer look. The chart basically lists the number of calories per 100g of each food in a format ‘to carry with you all the time’ – … Continue reading To eat or not to eat – thoughts on nutrition from past and present