For those that have never been inside a research lab, the day-to-day tasks of a scientist may seem foreign. Many people’s only conception of what it is like to be a scientist comes from TV or movies, where data are generated quickly and discoveries are produced in sudden “a-ha” moments, by scientists usually portrayed as strange or extraordinarily intelligent. Although there are many advantages to a career in science, the challenges, drudgery, and detail often involved in multi-year projects is never explained. Continue reading
The microbiome: billions of microorganisms living inside our gut. The microbiome is a very in fashion topic in Science these days. Scientists have been finding that the composition of bacteria in our guts imposes many consequences on our lives.
~ our gut is anything but boring ~