How anyone can be a Scientist

  What is Citizen Science and why should I care? Citizen science is a brand new area of scientific research that has only received proper acknowledgement in the last few decades, and it is an area in which everyone can get involved. In particular, areas such as bird-watching (ornithology) or astronomy lend themselves to this … Read more

Microbiomes and Moods

Our Friendly Gut Bacteria The recent discovery of the importance of our Microbiome (our “friendly” gut bacteria) has served as a critical reminder to medical researchers that the body does not exist as a series of disconnected notes or phrases, but as a wondrous song with many interconnected melodies and harmonies that each play an … Read more

Ars Medendi reads: Do No Harm

The Book Do No Harm – Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery Henry Marsh Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014 What it’s about: A Summary I don’t want to spoil the book by giving too much away in this summary. I would simply say that, if you are looking into a career in the medical profession, this … Read more

Ars Medendi reads: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks Picador, 1986 What it’s about: A Summary Welcome to the world of a neurologist. Oliver Sacks compiles many case studies he has published in medical case journals. These serve both as incredibly insightful looks at particular neurological disorders. This is the only one … Read more

Ars Medendi reads: The Noonday Demon

The Book The Noonday Demon – An Atlas of Depression Andrew Solomon Scribner, 2003 What it’s about: A Summary First of all, I have to say: the book is LONG. Very long. It took me maybe two months to read, but then I don’t have much time to read in the evenings after work. Despite it’s … Read more