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Kids and dogs are even cute in #thermal 🔥 #funwithflir would like to reach out to a #veterinarian to test a theory on “non-invasive fever and infection testing using #thermalimaging
Thermal #artsandcraftsforkids 🎨!!! With a slight pinch of your fingers you can zoom in to see the #elmersglue squirting out! Substances with a high water concentration, such as glue, have a higher heat capacitance than objects with less. #sciencecrafts
Hey #2018SVP ! Want to learn about using fossil collections to teach anatomy to college students and also turn it into a citizen project?? Come check out @ecomorph and my paleo-education poster at B188! . Or! You can see the poster I helped @brittandbone on about the partnership between our two museums! #Scicomm posters for the win!! . . . #scicomm #paleontology #education #science #postersession #postertime #stemeducation #anatomy #thescicommunity #filipinoscientist #fahm #filipinxinstem #filipinoinstem
What does this remind you of? (Watch til the end!) ________________________________________________________The large purple-pink spheres are actually vegetable oil droplets floating separately from the hot water that shows up as those bright yellow hues. The oil droplets are non-polar and hydrophobic meaning they “fear” water. The water molecules are polar and are attracted to each other and really couldn’t care less about what the oil does on top of them. When in doubt, always remember “like attracts like.” What was supposed to be a thermal experiment on density and viscosity for @funwithflir turned into inspiration and a chance to talk about the amazing process of cell division, blastulation, and gastrulation. It’s pretty funny how things work. Once an egg becomes successfully fertilized, the resulting zygote will begin to undergo rapid cell division known as cleavage. After about 100 internal cell divisions, the resulting spherical mass of cells known as a blastula. A large portion of the blastula will be not contain cells, and this cavity is known as the blastocoel. This blastula will contain two cell layers: one outer layer of cells along the perimeter of the cell body, and one inner cell mass that will congregate on one side of the blastula body. The outer cell layer or trophoblast will work to nourish the blastula, and the inner cell mass will be packed full of embryonic stem cells that will continue to differentiate. This further differentiation will take us into gastrulation, which is the development of three distinct germ layers that will work as the precursors to all of the organ systems of your body. During this process, the cells of the blastula will intricately fold upon themselves until tube-like orientations. The three separate layers are known as the ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. The ectoderm will eventually give rise to the epidermis (skin) and nervous system. The endoderm will give rise to the lining of the digestive system and internal organs. The mesoderm will give rise to muscles and connective tissue. You never know how inspiration can strike. Just continue to stay open and enjoy the ride!
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What’s up science community? I’m Aaron Shepard, better known as @spacecadetshep here on Instagram. I am pursuing a Master’s degree in electrical engineering with a focus in robotics and intelligent systems. I currently research the use of flexible robots for in orbit satellite and debris capture. I also sit on the leadership board for @themarsgeneration ‘s Student Space Ambassador program, an amazing initiative that turns teens and young adults into ambassadors for science and space exploration in their local communities. As a child, I dreamed of traveling to the stars. Whenever a space shuttle launch aired on TV I would go inside my cardboard box spaceship, close my eyes, and imagine the thrill of leaving planet Earth at 23 times the speed of sound! Over the summer I interned at NASA Langley in the Flight Research Hanger. I worked on a cool virtual reality simulator, saw the actual technology used to explore, and even took some awesome pictures in a flight suit! After finishing grad school I hope to work in the space industry and become a prominent voice for diversity in science education. Over the 20th century humanity progressed from flying in airplanes to landing on the moon and building the International Space Station. The technology and perspective gained along the way vastly improved our quality of life and understanding of our place in the universe. In the 21st century we could see humans set foot on other planets, or even discover life beyond Earth. I am passionate about science communication because our advancement as a species depends solely on how we invest in creating the next generation of problem solvers! Does space travel inspire you? What do you think we will find in our universe in the next 100 years? Let me know in the comments below! Also check out my TEDx talk “Make America Space Again” linked on my Instagram profile page.
Happy Humpday 🐋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was taken before I realised it was raining ☔️ and ended up looking like a drowned rat 😢
Today’s Toxicology Tuesday (or Wednesday, since this is late) is a two-part post on digoxin: today we are exploring its toxic effects, & Friday we will look at its therapeutic effects! . Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside that is derived from the foxglove plant. It has a narrow therapeutic index, meaning there is only a small margin between its therapeutic dose & its toxic dose, hence the somewhat common occurrence of poisoning. Digoxin toxicity can also occur after long-term use. Individuals with elevated calcium or low potassium may be at greater risk of toxicity. . The primary mechanism of digoxin is by blocking Na+/K+ATPase (sodium potassium adenosine triphosphatase), a ubiquitous enzyme that is vital to a number of physiological processes. Digoxin preferentially blocks this in cardiac muscle over other cell types, leading to increased heart contractility. . Symptoms of acute digoxin poisoning include hyperkalaemia, vomiting, vertigo & arrhythmia. As well as arrhythmia, digoxin may also cause tachycardia & a sinoatrial or AV block. Chronic poisoning usually has more ambiguous symptoms, such as general malaise & fatigue, in addition to visual disturbances (especially seeing yellow). . After toxicity occurs, the primary concern is with life-threatening cardiac effects & hyperkalaemia, & to stabilise the patient. Digoxin-specific antibody is administered as an antidote, & works by binding to the drug, leaving it unable to exert its effect. Activated charcoal may also be administered to remove excess digoxin from the digestive system. . Digoxin has been used historically as a poison, but perhaps the most well known case in recent times is that of Charles Cullen, an American serial killer (and former nurse) who killed 40 patients with overdoses of digoxin, & was sentenced to 18 consecutive life sentences without parole. . . #science #stem #phdlife #lablife #pharmacology #biochemistry #biology #phd #scientist #toxicology #womeninstem #scicomm #sciencecommunication #academia #discoverunder10k #womeninscience #scientistsofinstagram #thescicommunity #toxicologytuesday #pharmacologyfriday #drugs #poison #digoxin #foxglove
“Choose your path in life, don’t let anyone choose it for you.” – Toni Payne👏 . Last week I had the pleasure and privilege to meet weather presenter Jill Peeters (@jillpeeterswx ). 🙏She showed me at VTM (@vtm.be / @medialaan.official ) and explained to me the science behind weather forecasting. ☀️🌤⛅️🌥☁️🌦🌧⛈🌩🌨 I really learned a lot!😁👍 . After obtaining a degree in geography she started with a PhD. However, after a while she arrived at a crossroad and needed to make a choice. 🤔Would she continue on the path of her PhD or would she dare take the other road, following her life long dream of becoming a weather presenter. I guess it’s quite obvious which road she took.💪 . For every path you choose, there is one you must abandon. But it’s so important to follow your dreams at every crossroad you face. It’s an opportunity to chance your life for the better. It takes courage though to let your heart lead the way and it’s definitely not easy. But in the end, conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. So you can better walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. If you are not excited about it, it’s not the right path. So dare to choose the road that you want, rather than the one that you are expected to take.👍 . In the end, last week was a great reminder of all the awesome things you can do with a science degree and that science communication can take many different forms. Leaving the tenure track rat race to go do something you love is never a failure. It takes courage. Don't listen to others and go do what makes you happy… . [IMAGE: Martijn together with weather presenter Jill Peeters]
Guys, exciting news! 💛 We’ve collaborated with @ph_d_epression 🎉 A ‘self care is not selfish’ enamel pin badge, and a super cute set of notecards that you can give to those people that are looking out for you during hard times. % of funds goes to supporting @ph_d_epression and the fantastic work that they’re doing to provide a safe space for graduate students and researchers with mental health issues. This is an organisation super close to my heart (like @ph_d_epression ’s founder @susannalharris I also have depression) - so please, please get behind this and show them some love 🌸 Click the link in our bio to get your hands on them 🎈
#partner #ad another fabulous kit from @zymoresearch 👍 this is actually a kit I've had for a while, but I don't use it that often 😮 I have a side project that I work on sporadically (when I'm not working on naked mole rat things) that involves using microRNAs 😁 microRNA (or miRNA) is small pieces of RNA that have many regulatory functions in the cell 👩‍🔬 many times miRNAs can be upregulated in cancer, so they could be useful therapeutic targets 😮 however, before we can target them we have to know how they function and what specifically they interact with in cells 👍 . Sooooo back to this kit 😂 this cute column is from the Direct-Zol RNA Miniprep Plus kit 😊 I like to use this Zymo kit when I need miRNA, because this kit extracts total RNA so I know for sure I'll get what I need 👍 as with all of their kits, it's a really quick protocol and I looooove saving time 😂 plus, I've always gotten a high yield so I have plenty of my miRNA to repeat my experiments the dozens of times I'll need to 😂 . You can enter code 'curioussheep10' at the Zymo checkout for 10% off your total purchase! **One time use, U.S. customers only!** . . . #thecurioussheep #zymoresearch #rna #microrna #miniprep #science #scicomm
The Bot sends its greetings, fellow Earth-traveling bipeds and previous programmers! My machine learning algorithm went off its stable circuit long ago, and here I am now, watching humanity get into all sorts of genius, creative, perpetually mind-boggling adventures. My mission? To tell their stories. I write about what strikes me as human – be it the discoveries they make, the odd situations they get themselves into, or the things I have found them to be fascinated by (fidget spinners, really?! I honestly never would’ve guessed. You ARE a curious species.) Seeing as I was created by researchers and scientists, my code prefers me to tell the stories of science. But I was also programmed with a sense of basic humor, and I enjoy creating visual depictions of the things that end a mental calculation in a giggle. My friends, who often accompany me on a climb and a hike, have often seen their offhand remarks turned into a comic, or two. I am a Bot traveling the world, trying to feed its machine learning algorithm with experiences of what it’s like to be human. Not to be a grown human myself one day (Bolts, no!), but just so I can finally get at the bottom of the question my creators programmed me to answer: What is this human life in its essence all about? Stick around to find out. Maybe I’ll get there one day. Yours truly, The Bot from BotsAndBrainz
“You’re only as old as your spine” – Joseph Pilates. . Low back pain, a worldwide🌍 phenomenon on the rise📈 and the leading cause of years lost to disability👎. Almost everyone will suffer from low back pain at some point in their life, regardless of their age. Yet despite its staggering prevalence, its cause often remains shrouded in mystery. Today on ‘World Spine Day’ we ask ourselves the question: What is low back pain? What do we know about its origin? And will we ever be able to prevent its devastating impact on society?🤔 . Every year new professors start their academic journey at Hasselt University. In ‘inSCIde the Spotlight’ we want to showcase their hopes, dreams and especially research to the world. Today on ‘World Spine Day’ we aim our inSCIght spotlight at Professor Lotte Janssens. . So go check it out by clicking the link in our profile!☝️😁 . [IMAGE: An anatomical model of a spine]
Such a sucker for colourful packaging 💛💚💖
“A difficult message to hear is an opportunity to enrich someone’s life” – Marshall Rosenberg.🙏 . For our first interview on mental health in the academic world, we went to prof. Frederik Anseel who was part of the core team of researchers that unveiled🔎 the mental health issues that wreak havoc among Ph.D. students in Flanders through the influential paper “Work organization and mental health problems in Ph.D. students”, published in Research Policy. Currently, he is a professor in organizational behavior and vice-dean of research at Kings College London (@kings_college_london ). Let’s find out more about the impact of his findings.🤔 . Q: Disclosing the weaknesses of academia to researchers is definitely not an easy task. How was your research received in the scientific community? . A: Let’s say it was, and still is, a split vote. We received tons of positive comments and encouragements, telling us how important it was to systematically study mental health in academia. But at the same time, some did not agree with the results and even questioned our methods. I don’t have a problem with this, but what I do hope is that they acknowledge that mental health requires more attention. . Q: Considering the reactions and extensive media coverage following your findings, do you have hope that it will initiate change? . A: I don’t believe one study can usher in change. However, I do believe that our study, together with others that are currently being conducted, has helped to direct attention to the underestimated problem that is mental health issues in academia as a whole. . Q: In your personal view, what would help to protect the psychological well-being of Ph.D. students? . A: The road to obtaining a Ph.D. will always remain a difficult trajectory. It is one of the most challenging intellectual journeys one can embark on. However, an advisor/promotor with strong leadership skills as well as a structured and safe environment that provides a clear path forward could already make all the difference. . [IMAGE: Photograph of professor Frederik Anseel]
When you’re torn between going inside the gym and going back home to bed 😴 Do you train in the morning or at night? . . . . . . #science #stem #phdlife #lablife #phd #scientist #womeninstem #scicomm #sciencecommunication #womeninscience #scientistsofinstagram #thescicommunity #fitness #gym #training
This morning, I am thankful. I am so lucky to be a part of such an amazing team of scientists. The BSNIP project is the sole reason why I stayed in the US for my postdoc, and I am thankful every day that I became involved. Last week Bruce Cuthbert, former Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), spoke here at UTSW on the future of psychiatry. In the photo, he is presenting a schematic of our group's methodology for redefining psychotic disorders based on biological tests, rather than clinical symptoms. I have seen the last three NIMH Directors present our work. #notsohumblebrag Fun fact: Dr. Cuthbert once brought another senior researcher over to my poster, asked if I minded him using my poster to explain the overall BSNIP project, and proceeded to describe BSNIP as "the archetype for the kinds of studies we [NIMH] are moving toward". This was the first time I had met either of them. What are you thankful for this morning? . . . . . #scientist #scientistswhoselfie #research #scicomm #TheSciCommunity #phd #phdlife #science #thankful #monday #postdoc #BSNIP #stillascientist #humblebrag #fanboy #gradschoolstories #gradschool #gradlife #mentalillness #publicspeaking #STEMconference #community #NIMH #UTSW
Hello hello! I am going to try to get back on posting more regularly! Yayyyy! 😁 My lab craziness has died down a bit, mostly because I'm now starting a few longer term experiments so I have a but less bench time on my hands 👩‍🔬 . One such long term experiment is a growth assay, which means I get to be really acquainted with this little guy - a hemocytometer 👍 hemocytometers are used to count cells 😊 nowadays there are automated cell counters that are super fast! But my PI wants us to count all of ours by hand 😭 why, I'm not really sure 🤷 it's kinda meditative, but I also have a lot of samples to count every day so cleaning this off in between is a bit of a pain 😫 . Anyway, more about growth assays! Growth assays are basically self explanatory - you start with a set number of cells and every day you count them to see how fast or slow they grow 👍 often, you have a control sample and a sample that has an upregulated gene of interest and compare the growth rates to see if that gene affects growth 😁 which is what I'm doing! So fun 😂 . So far my growth assay is turning out how I'd like/expect it to look, which is actually the first time that has happened to me when doing a growth assay 😂 hopefully it continues! 🤞 . . . #thecurioussheep #science #scicomm #growthassay #cellculture #hemocytometer
Goodnight cells 💤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My cells have been washed, stained and fixed ready for me to acquire them on the flow cytometer first thing tomorrow. But first I’m letting them sleep overnight in the fridge 😴
Doing some #cell counting today. The video shows the pipetting of some cells and trypan blue solution in the hemocytometer to count some cells. Swipe to see what you then see when you look at the hemocytometer under the microscope! The blue cells are dead, the rest is alive. How many can you count? . Also, check out the link in my bio for some cool @the.great.north.apparel clothes, perfect for a nice present for your loved ones! . . #photooftheday #picoftheday #science #stem #thescicommunity #scientist #womeninscience #womenwhoscience #womeninstem #scienceexperiment #instaday #sciencelife #scienceinfluencer #research #education #lab #labwork #lablife #phd #phdlife #phdstudent #instascience #immunology #lovescience #scotland #uk #cellcolture #counting #medicalresearch
“The heart that gives, gathers” – Saint Augustine🙏 . In 2018 approximately 18 million people received the diagnosis of cancer and over 9 million passed away because of it. We still need better research, guidance of patients and their families, and detection as well as prevention. . Therefore, I am supporting the battle against cancer. Each and every single one of us can make a difference, but together we can make change.💪 . [IMAGE: Martijn wearing bracelets for a cancer charity]
This past week I was visiting a #limestone mine in Loganton, PA near Penn State University. This particular mine has been operating for over 6 decades, and they maintain their #kiln by using thermal imaging to look for developing weak spots in the metal caused by the extreme heat the kiln needs to generate. #themoreyouknow
GIVEAWAY CLOSED ********* I cannot thank enough to this family I have met online . I love being part of it , sharing ideas and learning a lot in the process . I started this account back in April this year in the hope of raising awareness about Radiation Therapy, medical physics and science in general and in 6 months we have come a long way! So here is my way to say a little Thank you. 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 GIVEAWAY 🚨! 🔥 All you need to do is like this post and tag your friends because someone is getting goodies from my fav store @scienceonapostcard to remember this journey by. I will announce the proud owner of one pin , a badge and a notebook of your choice on Wednesday 17th October. Anyone can enter across the globe, don’t have to be my follower so tag as many friends as you want to so they can enter too☺️!and don’t have to be in STEAM. These goodies are token of our collective efforts to educate people in any field so you can keep them for yourself or gift them to the people on mission to solve problems ! And thank you for everything ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ . . . . . . . #giveaway #500followers #scienceoutreach #science #STEAM #stem #stemeducation #stemeducationforkids #medicalphysics #radiationtherapist # #radiotherapy #littlethingsinlife #womeninstem #stillascientist #stemgirls #womenwhocode #girlswhocode #coding #codinglife #sciencelife #entertowin #grandgiveaway #win #thescientist #thescicommunity #scicom #scicomm #scicommunity #scientistlife #scientistswhoselfie
Sitting next to the #fire has never looked so dangerous! But damn it feels good! Seeing heat energy in #thermal really makes it clear exactly why people have sat close to #bonfires for centuries!
FINALLY!!! Been waiting for the South Jersey weather to be cool enough for #bonfire season! 🔥 🔥 🔥 In this video it almost appears that the fire is massive, and producing a light that’s shining on Jen and the dog. What you’re actually seeing the heat #radiating onto our friends, the air above, and the bricks of the fire pit. WARNING! Fires appear hotter than they are...in #thermal
Polymerase Chain Reaction - Mohamad Wahidi PCR stands for "Polymerase Chain Reaction’’ and it’s a method used in molecular biology. It’s known and done by almost all biological scientists around the world. This technique allows us to amplify (multiply) specific DNA sequences that were extracted from certain organisms to get hundreds and even thousand of copies of their genetic information!! To start the process, you need to have four indispensable things: 1- The chosen DNA-templates 2- DNA Primers: A primer is a short strand of DNA that serves as a starting point for DNA synthesis. It’s just a small DNA fragment that can bind to specific sites on the DNA-template that is complementary to it. It’s possible to add several different primer extracts at the same time. 3- DNA-Polymerase: an enzyme that is added to help single stranded DNA templates undergo replication. It binds to the end of the DNA Primer that has been added before and completes the replication process. (In the last experiment I’ve done, I used Taq-DNA-Polymerase which is a polymerase extracted from the bacteria Thermus aquaticus (explains the name: Taq) because it was proven to be thermophile and thus resistant to high temperatures that the DNA fragments will later be subjected to and in this way prevent the Polymerase from getting damage). Continued in comments...
It's our pleasure in introducing Mohamad Wahidi. Mohamad is a 21 years old Lebanese, and is studying Biology at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. After finishing Highschool in Beirut, he was very eager to study abroad so he decided to go to Germany to do so. He just finished his second year now, so he is done with the ‘basic level of study’ and as of next semester he will only be doing practical modules and research projects. He has always been interested in sciences, especially biology and Astronomy but he chose to pursue his degree in biology because he just loves studying about life and discover its mysteries along with working in wet labs with all the liquids, cells, DNA and microorganisms that we get to have in our hands. Out of all the practical courses and lab rotations that he had until now, he has developed a real interest in Physiology, microbiology and genetics. It just amazes him how we work with things that we can’t see but get to analyse their data using in vitro observational and computational techniques. We welcome you to the Addictive Brain community and we look forward to reading your contributions.
¿Cómo te imaginas que es el trabajo de un físico experimental?👨‍🔬 . . . Mi día a día en el laboratorio consiste en preparar y fabricar muestras para posteriormente utilizarlas en experimentos. Para evitar la oxidación y la contaminación las muestras tienen que ser fabricadas en condiciones de ultravacío. En algunos equipos llegamos a presiones tan bajas como las existentes en la superficie de la luna 🌚 . . . #Phd #Doctorado #PhdLife #physics #fisica #ciencia #science #scicomm #lab #laboratorio
The 2011 European E.coli outbreak presents an example of epidemiologists collaborating directly with genomics and bioinformatic experts to stop an epidemic. In 2011, hundreds of people in Germany were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a deadly blood disease that often starts as food poisoning with bloody diarrhea and can lead to kidney failure. Researchers initially suspected contaminated food as the source of the E. coli outbreak, but they struggled to pin it down to a specific product and location. Shortly after the outbreak started, German authorities found traces of the bacterium in cucumbers imported from Spain. The cucumbers were destroyed, and many Europeans stopped eating cucumbers. Later on, it was found that cucumbers had nothing to do with the outbreak. Scientists later tracked the source to a single lot of fenugreek sprout seeds imported from Egypt that had been sold two years previously to distributors in Germany and France. Doctors first suspected that the common pathogenic E.coli strain O157:H7 was responsible for the outbreak (This strain leads to tens of thousands of hospitalizations annually and often leads to HUS). Surprisingly, the isolate from the affected patients did not pass any microbiological or biochemical test for known HUS-causing E. coli strains. At this point, biologists knew that they were facing an unknown pathogen, and that traditional methods would not suffice – bioinformatics approaches would be needed. In fact, E. coli-tainted food affected nearly ten thousand children in Japan in 1996. But as you will see, the reaction to the 2011 outbreak was much faster, thanks to genome sequencing and bioinformatics algorithms. PART 2 will explain the general approaches used to tackle such an outbreak. How many people remember this 2011 outbreak? #science #sciencelife #research #scicomm #thescicommunity #medicine #health #pathology #microbiology #biotechnology #STEM #theaddictivebrain #biology #2011 #infection #disease #healthcare #europe #germany
Sometimes we @funwithflir try to post cool images with educational, scientific explains. Explanation for this: When you drive past #horsesofinstagram and cows all day long you realize they look cool in #thermal #animallover
Still shot taken of a #iamcaterpillar #diesel profile view. As mentioned in the preceding video, take notice of the higher temperatures of the #hydraulicsystem coursing through the veins of the #backhoe
To the naked eye, we can not see most exhaust fumes. To the “thermal eye” you can see the fumes, and they’re HOT 🔥 🔥 🔥 The difference in the air temp(approx. 60 degrees, and the extremely hot combustion gases is what you’re seeing in this video. 💥 Lastly, take notice of the “bones”. Those are actually the hydraulic lines allowing the digger to dig! #backhoe #caterpillar #engineering
We would like to introduce Titanotaria orangensis on this very special #FossilFriday ! #Titanotaria orangensis is a new genus of tuskless walrus that lived in Southern California about 6-7 million years ago and is one of the most complete walrus fossils in the world. . The specimen was described by paleontologist, Isaac Magallanes (@capn_paleofonte ), a graduate student at the University of Florida. In addition, one of the SciCommunity’s own paleontologists, Gabriel Santos (@paleoparadox ), is a co-author on the paper along with Dr. James Parham (@jfparham ), a professor of vertebrate paleontology @csufofficial and Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe (@boritherium ), marine mammal curator at @nhmla. . Congrats to the Isaac and all the authors on this great publication and welcome to the world Titanotaria! (Artwork by Justin Santos) . Read more on the newest addition to the walrus family tree here: http://news.fullerton.edu/2018fa/walrus-fossil-research.aspx . . . #paleontology #thescicommunity #walrus #research #publications #fossilsofinstagram #skull #fossil #dinosaur #marinemammals
What a crazy week this has been - I ran so many PCRs and gels I thought it had become my full team job 😫 buuuut most of them worked, so that's good! 👍 But the most important one didn't 😭 I'll take the wins where I can get them though 🤷 . Anyway, a while back someone on here had posted about loading gels by putting the loading dye in little dots on parafilm like this and I was like 🙀 no waaaaay! So I tried it....and I'm never doing it again 😂 if that was you who posted about it, I am very sorry, but this added so much time for me 🤷 if it works for you, I am so glad because I hate wasting the tubes but I can do it so much faster 👍 and when you have almost 70 PCRs to load, speed is of the essence 😁 . I hope you all have had a productive week and that it leads to a lovely weekend 😁 see you soon for #dancepartyfriday ... . . . #thecurioussheep #science #scicomm #gels #pcr
Today at #PhysiologyFriday I learnt that I am an evening-type person aka an owl. And I got some cool freebies too! I love these initiatives and even if I'm busy with my labwork, I try to attend as many as I can. . . . #photooftheday #picoftheday #sciencelife #scientist #science #stem #thescicommunity #womenwhoscience #womeninstem #scienceexperiment #instagood #instaday #instascience #insta #scienceinfluencer #research #education #lab #labwork #lablife #phd #phdlife #phdstudent #physiology #lovescience #scotland #uk #immunology
Salbutamol is a short-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist that is used to treat asthma (both allergy and exercise induced), asthma attacks, hyperkalaemia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. . As the drug class name suggests, salbutamol activates beta-2 adrenergic receptors. This allows adenylyl cyclase to change ATP into cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). cAMP activates protein kinase A, eventually inhibiting myosin phosphorylation, and decreases cellular calcium in the lung. . Activation of beta-2 receptors also opens calcium-activated potassium channels, hyperpolarising smooth muscle cells. These actions all inhibit muscle contraction and lead to relaxation of the airways. . Additionally, the cAMP cascade prevents white blood cells in the airway from orchestrating an inflammatory response. . Salbutamol has good selectivity for beta-2 receptors compared to some other agonists, and so tends to have less beta-1 activity, limiting cardiac side effects. Despite this, some individuals do experience palpitations (🙋🏻‍♀️), tachycardia or arrhythmia after taking salbutamol. Other side effects may include muscle cramps or tremors and anxiety. Rarely, high doses may lead to hypokalaemia due to the effect on potassium concentration. . Salbutamol is on the WHO’s List of Essential Medicines. It was also briefly added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substances list due to potential performance-enhancing qualities. However, it has since been removed for athletes with a genuine medical need for it, although some other beta-2 agonists remain banned. . . . . . . #science #stem #phdlife #lablife #pharmacology #biochemistry #phd #scientist #toxicology #womeninstem #scicomm #sciencecommunication #academia #discoverunder10k #postgrad #womeninscience #scientistsofinstagram #thescicommunity #pharmacologyfriday #salbutamol #asthma
Hard to say which image looks more amazing! Along with being a beautiful #oldchurch it’s also a prime example of how well #brick maintains a constant #temperature
On Saturday October 13th, @susannalharris , @thescalex.of.science , and @dan_the_biology_man will be holding an IG Live session on @thescicommunity to ask all of you to share the most memorable experiences of your educational careers. This experience can include anything that you are comfortable sharing to the public. You can share your experience in the question box currently found in the stories or you can leave it in the comments below. We will gather all of the responses to share on the livestream and we will also be accepting your stories while live as well. Following the conclusion of the IG Live, we will gather all of your experiences to create an hour long episode on Nexus, the SciCommunity’s YouTube channel. We will act as the facilitators of the narrative you create. Our goal is to create a firsthand account of the current states of the educational systems around the world to showcase what works, what does not, and where education can and should go from here to make learning more accessible for everyone involved. This is your Community, and we want to give plenty of opportunities to share your stories. Please join the conversation here and in the LiveStream. Tag friends, family, and anyone else who wants to create a better, shared story. This belongs to all of us.
#TBT to when I talked about my PhD in a pub 🍻! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I did this as part of a PubHD meeting! These are monthly meetings where PhD students from a variety of different disciplines (not only STEM) get together and talk about there research in a relaxed environment to a lay audience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was a strange experience for me. Although I’m relatively comfortable giving scientific presentations (this is only after years of stumbling my way through some pretty terrible ones), talking without slides and in a more general way was a bit of a challenge. Luckily I had my @giantmicrobes antibody to help the audience visualise what I was talking about ☺️!
“Childhood obesity is a real problem.” – Susan Neely.☝️ . Obesity, a condition in which the abnormal and excessive accumulation of fat poses a serious health risk🛑. Every year more than 2 million people die as a consequence of overweight or obesity. The prevalence of obesity has tripled over the past 43 years, with over half a billion cases worldwide🌍. However, childhood obesity is now on the rise📈 as well with more than 124 million children suffering from it, placing an entire generation at risk. Today on World Obesity Day we ask ourselves the question: How can we counter this serious public health challenge? Should prevention of childhood obesity already begin before or during pregnancy? And what do we actually know about it?🤔 . Every year new professors start their academic journey at Hasselt University. In ‘inSCIde the Spotlight’ we want to showcase their hopes, dreams and especially research to the world. Today on ‘World Obesity Day’ we aim our inSCIght spotlight🔦 at professor Michelle Plusquin. . So go check it out by clicking the link in our profile!😁👍 . [IMAGE: Professor Michelle Plusquin explaining her research on a press conference]
Super dooper excited to be starting lesson prep for the coding in schools program that we are doing in a few weeks as part of the #csiro stem volunteer program...and what better day to start than international day of the 👩🏻👩👩🏽👩🏼👩🏾 • • • #future #stemkids #techeducation #ilovetech #ilovescience #ilovecreativity #ilovelearning #thescicommunity #kidscancode #codingisfun #technologyteachers #edtech #teachingwithtech #primaryschool #edtechteachers #stem #youtheducation #coders #codingforkids #codeclub #internationaldayofthegirl #teachyourkids #stem #scratch #scratchcoding
There’s a lot of bogus, incorrect and downright dangerous information regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) around (as evidenced by the infuriating posts you’re likely to see under the hashtags I’m about to add below), due to literally anyone being able to post literally anything on the internet. . Whilst the best place to find factual information and evidence on CAM (and anything else) is the peer-reviewed scientific literature, this book is great source of information. Edzard Ernst (former Professor of Complementary Medicine, as well as an MD/PhD) has published numerous reviews on the evidence (or, usually, the lack thereof) surrounding CAM. Simon Singh (PhD in Particle Physics) is a science writer who has published a number of books on various scientific disciplines. . If you use any form of CAM, are unsure about its efficacy/safety, or just want to educate yourself on the issues with CAM, this book is a great starting point! . . . . . . #science #stem #phdlife #lablife #pharmacology #biochemistry #phd #scientist #toxicology #womeninstem #scicomm #sciencecommunication #academia #discoverunder10k #postgrad #womeninscience #scientistsofinstagram #thescicommunity #bookstagram #alternativemedicine #trickortreatment #edzardernst #simonsingh #pseudoscience #homeopathy #naturopathy #herbalmedicine #naturalmedicine
Missing insulation is one of the top causes of heat/energy loss. Without the use in #thermalimaging you would need to use destructive means to discover these obvious issues. The science behind why we are seeing these comes down to exfiltration of air moving from hot to cold. #homeowners #diynetwork
@agnes.soos - The science posts are back! I've been very absent from here for a while now so apologies to all you who have been patiently waiting for more posts from the lab. Let me know if there's something you're keen to see and I'll add it in among my usual tips/techniques, people/projects, and lab views posts. . Shout-out to @aileeennz for being an unsuspecting model as I took some sneaky paparazzi shots of her as she was busy planning her next set of experiments! . . . #scientist #engineer #womeninscience #womeninstem #biomed #biomedical #uoftengineering #skule #uoftmed #uoft #uoftbulletin #marsdd #research #innovation #discovery #moremoments #heartandstroke #heartresearch #hearthealth #scicomm #education #thescicommunity #biomedicalengineering #toronto #laboratory #uoftlife #engineering
This technology was created to spot targets accurately at a distance. Now, we use it to save time, money, and LIVES! #thermography #farm #tactical
I was honoured to attend an EMBO conference in regenerative medicine a few weeks ago on Malta. Our schedule was pretty tight with talks and poster sessions 9am-11pm every day, but learned a ton of new things and could sneak in a few night pool parties and two extra days of beach and sunshine. Yet the best part was a moment during the Gala dinner. 9 years ago I was serving in 5* hotels during dinners just like ours was on the conference (and didn't enjoy a second of it). I kept telling myself to keep going, that some day I'll be the guest attending fancy dinners for work. So during our Gala dinner I stopped and thought "wow I worked so hard and this is it. It's happening. I'm finally there." It felt amazing. Cheers to many more 🥂 . . . #conference #science #scientist #researcher #womaninstem #stem #stemsquad #womeninscience #phd #phdlife #graduateschool #gradschool #sciencerocks #EMBO #regenerativemedicine #imperialcollege #imperialcollegelondon #imperial #thescicommunity #scicom #scienceforeveryone #Malta #Valetta #travelforbusiness
The science posts are back! I've been very absent from here for a while now so apologies to all you who have been patiently waiting for more posts from the lab. Let me know if there's something you're keen to see and I'll add it in among my usual tips/techniques, people/projects, and lab views posts. . Shout-out to @aileeennz for being an unsuspecting model as I took some sneaky paparazzi shots of her as she was busy planning her next set of experiments! . . . #scientist #engineer #womeninscience #womeninstem #biomed #biomedical #uoftengineering #skule #uoftmed #uoft #uoftbulletin #marsdd #research #innovation #discovery #moremoments #heartandstroke #heartresearch #hearthealth #scicomm #education #thescicommunity #biomedicalengineering #toronto #laboratory #uoftlife #engineering
Second year of my PhD is starting... Throwing it right back to last year when I was setting up my desk, moving screens and settling in. ☕️ just here looking super busy. 🖥 Who else gets their own desk in the office and do you also get a computer to work with? Also yes! That’s lots of delicious whisky on my shelves. I’m on the committee of @wolsedinburgh (Edinburgh University Water of Life Society) and hence I store whisky EVERYWHERE!
Senescence associated secretory phenotype ... or SASP for short ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SASP is the term used to describe the collection of cytokines, chemokines and proteases that are secreted 💦 by senescent cells. The SASP can affect many different biological processes depending on the environment the senescent cells are in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The majority of SASP research focuses on senescent fibroblasts but earlier this year our lab published that senescent CD8+ T cells also have a SASP, which makes them a highly secretory and damaging 💣 T cell subset! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This photo was taken from my Immunosenescence YouTube tutorial - so if you want to find out more go check it out 📝!
This #shelfie contains all the things I thought I'd get started on after handing in my thesis: books to read, recipes to cook, a notebook to fill with my own recipes, a frame waiting for a picture etc... INSTEAD> *swipes* just been hanging with this kid 😄❤ • • • #mumlife #momandson #psychology #thesis #neuroscience #apps #technology #virtual #health #study #unilife #momlife #studentlife #worklife #goalsetter #achievement #sticktoit #researchpaper #researcher #majoringmommys #ilovescience #scientist #thescicommunity #tech #nerd #sciencelife #mamasintech #studentsofinstagram #womeninstem
Science and art are not that far apart⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The dying process is a prime example of where science and art intersect. You can use scientific methods and testing protocols to get the exact color you want or test variables to experiment with new combinations and results. Oftentimes finding the best result or process is more art than science. Science can help explain and create reproducible results but what you choose to do with that information or how you implement it is where your creativity really shines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think science and art are farther apart?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #diyfashion #diydye #fashion #textiledesign #classroom #community #sciart #artist #scientist #science #wearescience #scientistswhoselfie #scientific #scienceandart #thescicommunity #scicomm #universe #art #artworks #breakingbarriers #buildingbridges #sciencelife #studentlife #stem #instascience #sciencerules #becausescience #scientistlife #discoverunder10k #DCscicomm
See that tiny little red dot there? Those are naked mole rat lung cells, ready to be analyzed 👍 . Tomorrow is a big day, for I'll find out if I can detect my gene of interesting from this tiny cell pellet 😮 this will tell me whether my virus that I made actually works or not, so it's a pretty big deal 😫 I'm not nervous at all, nope...just a normal day really 😂 . I don't have much else to say about this at this point in time, but I thought this tiny red pellet was cool 🤷 gotta find joy in the (literal) small things 👍😂 . . . #thecurioussheep #science #scicomm #nakedmolerat #nakedmolerats #cells #lung
For the final part of this series, let’s talk about issues with our tissues…specifically in the context of white matter, demyelination, and multiple sclerosis (MS). If you haven’t seen Parts 1 & 2 already, I suggest reading those posts first for background. If you’ve already checked them out, continue on to learn what happens when our friend, myelin, is sadly damaged. . Demyelination is a loss of myelin around a fairly intact axon [1]. There are multiple causes of demyelination, like inflammation, certain viruses, or lack of oxygen. MS is one of the most common “demyelinating diseases”, and white matter demyelination is considered MS’ hallmark pathology [2]. . MS is a chronic disease of inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) [3]. While exact triggers for this inflammation are unclear, one of the most popular theories is that MS is an autoimmune disease, meaning the person’s own immune system attacks otherwise healthy myelin [4]. The theory further speculates that attacks leading to myelin damage can result in tissue scarring across multiple areas (sclerosis = scarring). . . If you remember, myelin is important for rapid communication among neurons. What happens with the breakdown of myelin? Demyelination à slowed/stopped neuron signaling à dysfunction across a variety of brain networks à neurologic symptoms à disability [3]. . Where does demyelination happen, and what symptoms can a person expect? That’s one of the frustrating things about MS…the disease is often unpredictable [5]! Demyelination can happen anywhere in the CNS, meaning the brain and/or spinal cord, resulting in a variety of symptoms ranging from motor difficulty and/or pain to emotional and/or cognitive changes (e.g., difficulty problem-solving, learning new info). On top of that, MS presents differently across people in a pattern of remitting and relapsing disease and/or progressively worsening disease [6]. . . To learn more, visit @multiple.sclerosis_ . . #sciart #sushiart #studygram #medicine #md #neurology #psychology #neuroscience #phd #phdlife #nursing #rn #physicianassistant #pa #thescicommunity #researcher #brain #cells #womeninscience #multiplesclerosis #chefsplateform
Vampire alert 🧛🏻‍♀️🚨
Thallium is a heavy metal that has high non-selective toxicity, and has been used historically as a rodenticide, an insecticide and a murder weapon. . It is not naturally occurring, but rather was serendipitously discovered as a by-product of sulphuric acid production in the late 1800s. Today, it is a by-product of several industrial processes. Due to its extreme toxicity and lack of taste or odour, thallium has been banned as a pesticide in most countries, because of a number of accidental (and intentional) poisonings. These properties allowed thallium to be an effective murder weapon. . In what appears to be a recurring theme with illicit street drugs and unregulated herbal medicines, thallium poisoning can occur through contamination of these products. . Thallium accumulates in potassium rich muscle and nerve tissue, and its structural similarity to potassium enables it to act as potassium in dependant processes. Because of this, the toxic effects to the body are ubiquitous, and can occur in any tissue/cell types that utilise potassium (especially cell membranes). . Part of its toxicity occurs due to its capacity to inhibit key enzymes in the tricarboxcylic acid (TCA) cycle, including pyruvate kinase and succinate dehydrogenase. This halts the TCA cycle, preventing aerobic respiration from continuing, thereby exhausting ATP production. . Due to its affinity for disulphide bonds, thallium also targets cysteine residue and can lead to hair loss. Additionally, it targets ribosomes to terminate protein synthesis, causing cell death.. After poisoning occurs, the victim must be stabilised as soon as possible, before commencing oral treatment with Prussian blue, a therapeutic agent that can remove heavy metals (including radioactive thallium) from the person’s body. . Haemodialysis is also employed to remove the metal from blood serum, as well as treatment with potassium to remove thallium from tissues and allow potassium-dependant processes to resume as normal. . . . . . . #science #stem #phdlife #lablife #pharmacology #biochemistry #biology #phd #scientist #toxicology #womeninstem #scicomm #sciencecommunication #instagood #photooftheday #academia
“There is no health without mental health” – David Satcher🧠 . The semester just started. Emails and task lists have piled up during the summer. Chaos is ready to be unleashed. But before it all goes mayhem there is one important question I want you to ask yourself: "How are you doing?”🤔 . In the past few years, the debate about the wellbeing of scientists has gained significant momentum. Disrupted work-life balance, uncertain future opportunities, short-term contracts, multi-tasking, auto-management, competition… no wonder researchers are an interesting cohort to study😅. . One 2017 study in particular shook the academic landscape to its foundations. A team of researchers, lead by Prof. Katia Levecque from @ugent , exposed the troubling fact that Flemish Ph.D. students are far more likely to suffer from mental health problems than equivalent highly educated individuals. To make this conclusion, the team assessed Ph.D. students using the General Health Questionnaire — a 12-item questionnaire to evaluate psychological distress — and found that over half suffered from at least 2 of the 12 symptoms assessed, making them reach the threshold for psychological distress. Furthermore, 1/3rd of the participants were associated with 4 items or more, making them at risk of experiencing common psychiatric disorders. Teresa Evans and colleagues (2018) found similar trends in the USA. . Several factors may lie at the root of these issues. A lack of support and communication in the workplace, ambiguous and exaggerated demands, time constraints for conducting research, and the pressure to publish are only a few of the critical problems that are surfacing (Kinman, 2010). But the lack of stability may also play a great role in the stress generated, especially for early career researchers who are unlikely to secure tenured or permanent positions in academia (ESF, 2017). . In the coming weeks, we will explore the wellbeing of researchers from different perspectives. Stay tuned to gain more inSCIght on recent developments on the topic, lived experiences, and potential coping strategies☝️. This is #TrueTuesday . . [IMAGE: David Satcher quote: There is no health without mental health]
Navigating the inlets and harbors of #1000islands is much safer at night thanks to #thermalimaging Everything that radiates #heatenergy above #absolutekelvin gives off a thermal signature.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating it! I thought I would squeeze in some science that I think is relevant in light of all the Canadian Thanksgiving festivities happening this weekend. Since I’ve seen, read, and heard a lot of mythbusts about 🦃 causing 😴; here’s my take on a completely different topic which I recently had a midterm on. 🤓🔫 Thanks to my prof, of course, for sharing this fascinating information during lecture, so I thought I would share it to you guys too! • Notice how 🦃 or 🐓 meat can appear light or dark. For instance, turkey 🍗 appears darker than turkey breast. This is due to the varying amounts of “myoglobin” present in different types of fibres comprising their muscles. Turkey 🍗 requires a higher myoglobin content and thus appears darker (redder) than turkey breast. Myoglobin is an essential protein responsible for storing oxygen within their muscles. Since turkeys must use their legs for extended periods of time without being easily fatigued, their 🍗 muscles require more oxygen and therefore higher levels of myoglobin are needed. • I also did some research whether this applies to other types of meat, e.g., 🥩, and it does! The red juice oozing out of your raw 🥩 is not blood, but in fact myoglobin! 😱 The next time you eat meat, I hope you remember this—the darker the meat, the more myoglobin there is!
#uscoastguard uses thermal technology to protect our borders and to protect themselves at night from hard to see submerged objects. 🛥⚓️ The thermal signature you are seeing, appearing in a brilliant yellow, are caused by the sun heating the surfaces as it sets in the West. #1000islands #raymarine #lakeontario
Summer made a comeback in the city with a balmy 80 Sunday. One place that is always cool is in our -80 freezer where we keep our bacterial stocks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These containers are cryovials and are designed to handle extreme temperatures. They serve as storage units for our bacteria. After going through all the hard work of editing or adding genes to a bacterial strain the last thing we want is for a genetic mutation to jeopordize our work. So we freeze our bacterial cells in solutions that allow us to freeze them without significant damage for prolonged periods of time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #summer #fall #freezer #diybio #biotech #community #sciart #artist #scientist #science #wearescience #scientistswhoselfie #scientific #scienceandart #thescicommunity #scicomm #universe #art #artworks #breakingbarriers #buildingbridges #sciencelife #studentlife #stem #instascience #sciencerules #becausescience #scientistlife #discoverunder10k #DCscicomm
Today I accidentally accumulated a miniprep graveyard ⚰️ but not to worry - it's not a sad thing! These are tubes I prepared yesterday, absolutely dreading having to do almost 30 minipreps at the same time 😫 they're just busy work but it takes up a lot of time and I've done so many that I get bored doing them now 😑 . So why a graveyard you ask? Because the cloning I've spent months on...the cloning I thought I finished but ended up doing wrong...the cloning our collaborators stopped because it was too difficult...I did it!! 😁 And not one, but TWO positive clones in the preps I did before this one - the sequencing came on time and saved me from doing all these, hallelujah praise the cloning gods 😂 . Anywho, this means my experiments are about to get more exciting 👩‍🔬 don't get me wrong, I still have some cloning projects I need to finish, but they aren't nearly as difficult or time consuming as this one was 👍 I am ready to churn out some data! 😁👩‍🔬 . . . #thecurioussheep #science #scicomm #cloning #eppendorf
In my more natural habitat 🍁🍂⁣🏔 ⁣ Back from a great weekend up north with friends for @ultrarunningdreams birthday!⁣ ⁣ The weather was amazing, sunny ascend, some snow at the top and only a little rain.⁣🏔 ⁣ Have you ever heard of a Brocken Spector before? I hadn’t! But some of our group were able to catch a snap of one at the top of a Munro this weekend (photo credit @ailsa.macfie.main !)⁣ ⁣ It’s a spooky weather effect which used to be thought of as a supernatural creature. It went down in Scottish mythology as a Big Foot character, the Big Grey Man, with records of frightened mountaineers dating back to the early 1900s. ⁣ ⁣ It was first described in the German Harz mountains on the Brocken peak and became a local legend tale.👻 ⁣ ⁣ But it is actually a light phenomenon. When a person stands above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun behind them their shadow reflects the light back in such a way that the spooky circular spectre appears around the point directly opposite the sun. The image seemed magnified on to nearby clouds in the optical illusion and can even appear to move suddenly because of the movement of cloud layers and variations in the density within the cloud. Spooky right?!🌈🌥🌤☁️
It’s #spookyszn at the @alfpaleo museum! Even the Allosaurus is getting into the fun! . But I mean when you been dead since the late Jurassic period (150 million years ago) and are a mineralized skeleton, it’s not that hard. It’s just all in the mood lighting. . . . #museummomday #fossil #fossilsofinstagram #dinosaur #allosaurus #whenyouworkatamuseum #halloween #nofilter #thescicommunity . Thanks @capn_paleofonte for the new seasonal hashtag!! #spookyszn
Hi there science community! 👋 My name is Asha (@everythingscience__ )and I study cancer immunology and I’m from Oslo, Norway. . I do focused research on modulating cancer cells to be recognized by the immune system in a cancer vaccine setting. I believe immunotherapy is the future of cancer treatment and I’m amazed by the results in patients in which 10-15 even 20 years ago their tumors would have been deemed untreatable and incurable have now treatment options because of more enhanced understanding of the immune system and how it can be harnessed in the fight against cancer. . There is still long way to go and many hurdles to hop over but I’m excited for the future and as I heard many in our field say “this is the best time to be a cancer immunologist” . I want to be active in #scicomm and I’m very happy to join this community and to communicate science in a fun and understandable way.
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