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”

Hormones and menopause

Some time ago, I published an article on hormones and pregnancy. On that occasion, it was suggested to be to write an article on hormones and menopause because it is a rarely covered topic. So, here I am. Let’s find out what happens to a woman when menopause arrives and upsets her life. Menopause isContinue reading “Hormones and menopause”

The science behind car sickness

Car sickness is a type of motion sickness or kinetosis. It was described by Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who wrote: “Sailing on the sea proves that motion disorders the body.” People suffer from car sickness because the brain receives discrepant information. The brain needs time to make a compromise between what the eyes sees andContinue reading “The science behind car sickness”