The Hungry Brain

What connects Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, certain kinds of cancer, and obesity? According to several recent studies the microbiome as part of the gut-brain axis connects all of them and plays a pivotal role when it comes to disease etiology and treatment responsiveness.

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Do it for science – not for tenure: An Interview with Martin Chalfie

Originally published September 18th at http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/09/18/do-it-for-science-not-for-tenure/   Career advice from a Nobel Laureate I recently had the pleasure of joining the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting at Lake Constance in the south of Germany. The weeklong meeting alternates its main focus between chemistry, physics, and medicine & physiology each year — the three categories of natural sciences the... Continue Reading →

Schneller Fortschritt für alle

This post is part of my coverage about the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2017. I was in Lindau blogging about the daily events and the meeting for the Lindau blog. For this article I had the pleasure to interview Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie. Already during his lecture on Monday he spoke very passionately about... Continue Reading →

Faster Progress for Everyone

This post is part of my coverage about the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2017. I was in Lindau blogging about the daily events and the meeting for the Lindau blog. I wrote the pieces in German, but due to its relevance (open access publishing), this article was also made available in English. (originally published... Continue Reading →

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