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flower research

Episode 6: Cutting Edge Research?!?….. Plant Researchers Are Biased

Today we discuss a paper by Adamo et al., (2021) that has been recently promoted on the Nature facebook page, namely: Plant scientists’ research attention is skewed towards colourful, conspicuous and broadly distributed flowers. This paper calls plant Scientists out on their bias for pretty and easily accessible flowers. Aren’t we all a bit partial to the fancy Science? Let see what proof they have and have some fun discussing the Science.

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Lipid nano particle corona virus

Episode 5: The Science Behind…. The mRNA Corona Vaccines

Today we discuss the Science behind the mRNA Corona vaccines, like every ‘The Science Behind’ episode we start with discussing what we already know or don’t know. Then we study the literature and discuss what is known and what we have learned. The Science and techniques behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are incredibly interesting and we are excited to talk about this.

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Intermittent fasting

Episode 4: The Science Behind… Intermittent Fasting

Today we discuss the Science behind Intermittent Fasting, like every ‘The Science Behind’ episode we start with discussing what we already know or don’t know. Then we study the literature and discuss what is known and what we have learned. We do this because in these times so many people form an opinion on very little information and we want to show that also scientists need to do their research first. This first episode is already a good example of how what you think you know can be very wrong and why it is so important to study a subject before forming an educated opinion.

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Science student

Episode 3: Our Journey Towards Science Part 2

This episodes continues where episode 2 left off, with our experience studying Biomedical Sciences. We talk about what we liked and disliked about our study choices in different locations and about the internships we did. We also have great tips for people studying right now and people just starting their journey towards becoming a scientist.

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We are The Struggling Scientists!

We are Suzanne and Jayron, two PhD students who love to talk about Science. We have decided to share our love for Science and our stories as a Scientist in the Struggling Scientists Podcast. Being a Scientist isn’t always easy and we hope to help other Scientists, anyone Science adjacent and perhaps even hobbyists with fun stories about Science.