Motherhood and Doctorate

As you already know, I had my daughter during my PhD. In particular, I delivered my baby in September 2019 and my thesis was due in December. Since the moment I was pregnant I couldn’t enter the lab, so I couldn’t perform any more experiments. It was not a big deal, since I already hadContinue reading “Motherhood and Doctorate”

Genes and autism

Last February an exciting paper on genes and autism was published by the prestigious journal Cell. Dozens of researchers from Boston, New York, San Francisco, Helsinki, Aarhus, Dublin and many more universities came together to sequence thousands of genes of neurotypical and neurodivergent subjects. The picture I prepared explains (or tries to) what the researchersContinue reading “Genes and autism”

Skin and pregnancy

It is said that pregnant women experience the “pregnancy glow”. The skin turns “rosy” and becomes softer. Well, during my pregnancy neither my skin nor my hair became shiny. So, moved by my curiosity, I made a literature research and found out the most common skin changes occurring during pregnancy. Pregnancy is characterized by immunologic,Continue reading “Skin and pregnancy”