Stress and white hair

It is been said that stress turns hair white. Zang and collaborators published on Nature the research, which gives us the confirmation of this popular saying. Long story short: stress triggers the fight-or-flight response, which has an impact on the cells producing hair pigments. Going into details of the experiment, researchers stressed mice by injectingContinue reading “Stress and white hair”

Scientists are funny

The typical image of a scientist, is that of a man, with white hair, glasses, in a lab coat, maybe a bit strange and definitely booooooring. Last month a paper regarding graphene was published by Wang and collaborators. It went viral in the science community because of its title “Will any crap we put intoContinue reading “Scientists are funny”

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”