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Grantsmanship: the wrong expectations

As my first experience as PostDoc begin in London, I already had the possibility to write my first couple of Grant proposals. It was a very instructive experience in my scientific career, particularly because my expectation of what a Grant application looks like turn…

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Small RNA molecules identify T-helper cells and point to a new allergy treatment

T cells

I haven’t written a post in a long, long while. Wired feelings being back at the keyboard. As most of you know I have been recently experienced a number of changes, including moving into a new country and starting a new line of…

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Nature Magazine sings the praises of non-existing cure

In its recent Outlook on Cancer Immunotherapy, the respectable journal Nature features an article that talks about MBVax, a Vancouver-based company that “produces cancer vaccine for compassionate use to countries where government regulators allowed its importation and use”. Mmmh… MBVax does not…

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Queerolinska brings “gay science” on stage


The LGBTQ student association of Karolinska Institutet announces the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Science Symposium ever hosted in Stockholm. The appointment is for November 20, at Medicinska Föreningen, Nobels Väg 10, Solna Campus. Visa större karta Queerolinska is…

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Who’s afraid of GBS?

This month, PLoS dedicates quite much attention to the topic of infection disease in newborns. A post written by Beth Skwarecki opens with the dilemma: good or not good? Which microbes do we have to combat and which we shouldn’t? Excluding the…

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The day I met Pascale Cossart

My brain and heart jumps simultaneously while my eyes start vaguely at the black TV screen in my hotel room. I just attended a keynote lecture by Pascale Cossart, an award-winning bacteriologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris who’s dedicated her carrier to study Listeria monocytogenes,…

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Get PhD students into Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings: #BtoB project part II


The mission of Bench to Bed (BtoB) continues. We are a group of motivated medical/nursing students/medical science, designers and professors gathered to pinpoint where Karolinska Institutet should get better on to promote interdisciplinary research. Last year, a couple of great experience designers,…

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Bioinformatic course – day4


Today bioinformatic lab was GREAT! Though we insist in working with datasets of no relevance what so ever to me (and unknown from the beginning), I really enjoyed using Galaxy to find out where on Ch19 of mice, a X…

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Bioinformatic course – day 3

The lab of today have been a substantial disaster. We have been asked to use R to interrogate a microarray deposited in GEO. Excluding the fact that people didn’t even know what R was and coding was like: WTF?! for…

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Italian Stem-Cell law will be “substantially changed”

Up to date, about 100 people in Italy have been injected with unapproved stem-cells derived from the secret protocol of Daniele Vannoni, a psychologist self-elected as the medical doctor that will provide free cure to terminally-ill patients, defeating the bad pharmacological industry….

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