Category Archives: Hard Science

Microbes to erase bad memories??

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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?? »

Cannabis medicinal research: Smoking our way to health?

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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? »

To eat or not to eat – thoughts on nutrition from past and present

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 »