Women in STEM: Gabby

My sixth guest is the incredible immunologist, dog lover, fashion passionate (and much more), Gabby. Hi gablovestcells! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Hi!  My name is Gabby Huizinga and I am a 22 year old scientist originally from Wyoming, Michigan, USA.  I obtained my B.S. in Microbiology withContinue reading “Women in STEM: Gabby”

Chemistry of love

Happy Valentine’s day, everybody! Today is the day we celebrate love. But… what is love from a chemistry point of view? First of all, love can be divided into three phases: Lust Attraction Attachment In each phase different hormones play a crucial role. Lust Lust is strong related with libido. The two hormones involved atContinue reading “Chemistry of love”

Mom's brain

Pregnant women often have a feeling of forgetfulness, it is the so-called “mom’s brain”, or “baby’s brain”. Is it just an expression or is there any scientific truth behind it? The brain of pregnant women has always been an interested topic for scientists. In 2017 Hoeckzema and collaborators published on Nature the definitive paper aboutContinue reading “Mom's brain”