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A surprising life lesson from the discovery of penicillin

You know, antibiotics are needed! But what exactly can the story of the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin teach me, you might ask? Just wait! What if I tell you that this special story has to do with you having a meaningful life, making a difference and having hope in your life? That sounds better, […]

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Introducing 10 famous female scientists – the finally final four!

Did I really forget my last four famous female scientists? I thought I had introduced them to you already. But I am afraid with my sudden ICU and hospital journey I must have missed and twisted something! But finally, here they are! My last but – of course – not least four precious ladies.   […]

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Do you live with Celsius or Fahrenheit?

When I lived in the USA I spent my laboratory days in the Celsius-world.   Once I left the laboratory I found myself in the world of Fahrenheit.   The Celsius world was accompanied by his friends called cm, km and kg while Fahrenheit’s friends were inch, miles and pounds.   The laboratory had to […]

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The (need to know) story of the inhalable insulin Afrezza!

What do you know about insulin?      Probably that it is used to treat diabetes.     You might also know that it has to be injected with a needle which isn’t that nice.   It cannot be swallowed because it is a protein and will be digested. I wrote about it in my […]

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Which Nobel Prize would you prefer?

When I was at University studying biology I loved to ask my fellow students following question: “Would you prefer to be awarded with a Nobel Prize in one of the Science fields or with the Nobel Peace Prize?” Most of them answered that they would prefer a Nobel Prize in Science. After all, they were […]

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Introducing 10 famous female scientists – Mary, Jane and Rosalind!

  Jane Goodall Some time ago I shared quotes by 10 famous female scientists in a post that became quite popular. A little later I introduced the first three of these impressive and extraordinary Ladies in more detail. Because every female scientist has her own story, her own achievements, struggles and personality.   Today I want […]

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Introducing 10 famous female scientists – the first three!

  In my last post I shared quotes by 10 famous female scientists. Today I want to introduce the first three of these impressive and extraordinary Ladies. Marie Currie (1867 – 1934) She was the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize and the first female professor at the University of Paris. At that […]

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10 Quotes by famous female scientists

There are many very impressive female scientists.   That’s why I want to share quotes by 10 of these extraordinary Ladies! I will introduce them even more over the next weeks. Enjoy!     Marie Currie (1867 – 1934)           Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968) Gertrude Elion (1918 – 1999) credit IMGQuotes.com   […]

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How teasing a sea snail led to a Nobel Prize

Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind. – Jeffrey Eugendies Aplysia is a lovely sea snail, especially loved by Neuroscientists. Aplysia’s neurological system is simple, controlled by only a small amount of large and accessible nerve cells, 20,000 to be specific. Our complicated human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells. […]

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Suffering pain and a thankful perspective about a tumor

Brain tumors are scary! A diagnosis of a brain tumor will always shock you, no matter if the tumor can be removed or not. It’s life-changing for everyone involved and often family members start initiatives or choose a work field to face this experience. The patient’s perspective Several years ago, my mom was diagnosed with […]

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