What really are anti-oxidants and why are they important? Why might aspirin help you survive a heart attack? Why do you smell like nail polish remover if your diabetes goes dangerously untreated? Read on (or scroll to the very end) to find out. The biochemistry course we just took helped us answer these questions, and… Read More A biochemistry course review
You’ve decided that you want to get your hands on some lab equipment, and after Labs and Pipettes Part 1, you have a pretty good starting point for doing so. Congratulations! You’re one step closer to diving into the world of research. However, there are 3 questions that come to mind. When is a good… Read More Labs and Pipettes Part 2: Pre-internship FAQs
The 3R’s are a concept established by Russell and Burch which encompasses different aspects regarding the use of laboratory animals (rodents and rabbits) in biomedical and toxicological research. Probably most of you are already familiar with this concept but if no, during this blog I will discuss the main key points of the 3R’s. I… Read More The 3R’s at Karolinska Institutet
More open tabs than you care to count, a furious torrent of essay writing, CV making, programme selection, and transcript sending for any prospective student — the sweet signs of application season. Dividing your energy amongst these different things is a mammoth task—and a crucial step is deciding where to apply. So why should you… Read More Why should you pick KI Biomedicine?
Hello and welcome! I decided to make an online diary for my thesis work. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I am conducting my thesis research abroad. Today, I will recap my experience of getting started and the first few weeks of working in the lab. First Day: I was super super excited to… Read More Thesis Diary Vol 1: Starting work at the lab
Stress. Some know how to cope with it while others are just good at ignoring it. You might have had a moment where you wanted to scream outside of the window because of the heavy workload (FYI: famous tradition by Swedish students), but you didn’t have the guts to do it. Perhaps ‘Just relax.’ was the… Read More How to unwind from stress?
Hej everyone! The spring term has just started, and everyone is trying to get back into study mode after the holidays. Our holidays are actually called “individual study time” on the schedule which means you either have a final exam to study for or an assignment (so not really a proper holiday 😝). Anyhow, our last… Read More Even Biomed students can meet patients
Hello everyone! Hope you’re spending the holidays with your dear ones. I have been MIA for the past weeks due to my busy schedule, and now I am celebrating New Year’s Eve in bed with a fever 😛 . Without a doubt, December had plenty of highlights that I would love to talk about, but… Read More Helsinki cruise trip
Hello there! Ever wondered about what the master’s biomedicine students do in their free time? Well, today’s blog post is all about my class. Not only we come from different countries, but we also studied different fields such as biomedicine, biotechnology, immunology, molecular medicine, biology and so on. There are people from China, Taiwan, U.K.,… Read More Wonder what MSc Biomeds do in their free time?
Hello there! This blog post has long been overdue due to our busy schedule in the current course. We wrote an exam last week, and now I have some free time to blog. I decided to write about my first-course review which is about Applied Communication in Biomedicine I (8 credits). It was carried out… Read More Drama class in MSc Biomedicine?