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Slithering symbolism

A bearded man wears a long robe with a bare chest; in his hand, he holds a wooden staff with a serpent coiled around it. Does this figure ring any bells? If not, you clearly have not heard of Asclepios.  The legend of Asclepios Original file by Michael F. Mehnert, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Asclepios represents the ...

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Slicing and dicing – how we messed up in the history of dissection

A scene in pencil or charcoal. A young man attempts to keep closed a door being pushed open by a hoard of people. Those inside the room seem to be gathered around something (presumably a cadaver)

Dissection is an important part of every doctor’s education. It’s unimaginable to go through med school without cutting open a few kindly donated corpses – because how else to observe the inner workings of the human body before you go about fixing it? Dissection has yielded countless discoveries about how we work and, on an individual level, helps aspiring doctors ...

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The Season of Festivities

A crowd of people, swathed in pinks and oranges.

Spring – a fresh start. Flowers blossom by the sidewalk. Birds start to sing. Bees start to buzz. People put away their winter clothes to embrace the warmer days. This scenario has been romantically idealized for centuries now. Spring brings forth a breath of fresh air – one that is brimming with rejuvenation, youth, and hope. Symbolically, the mesmerizing season ...

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Frames 2018 – Spotlight on Women

Movies directed by women and/or about women filled Klarabiografen in Stockholms Kulturhuset Stadsteatern for the whole weekend of 15-18 March. The Portuguese film festival Frames has been organised yearly since 2013, with the double aim of becoming a gathering point for the Portuguese community in Sweden as well as to show the Swedish audience new and upcoming artists from Portugal. ...

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Voices of Women in Science

Women in Science (WiS) is a newly founded network in Sweden for women working in a scientific field or aspiring to do so. For this year’s International Women’s Day, Medicor sat down with three representatives from WiS – Emily Eriksson, Andrea Coulthard and Ida Viken – to find out more about WiS and why the voices of women in Science, ...

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From Atop of the Toilet to the Base of the Pyramid

Yolanda Roa and Linda Moet present an interview conducted with social entrepreneur Jack Sim. At the age of 24, Jack Sim had already established himself as an emerging entrepreneur. But making money was not enough, Sim wanted to improve the world. Starting with his home country, Sim’s first initiative was to raise the sanitation standards of public restrooms in Singapore ...

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Private Space Exploration – Will SpaceX take us to where no one has gone before?

SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) is a company that develops space rockets to send payloads, containing cargo or passengers, into space. SpaceX’s ultimate vision is to give people the opportunity to live on other planets, with Mars as the first goal. The company is currently working to land a spacecraft on Mars as early as 2018. By Patrik Bjäterot The ...

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From the Nobel Prize to THE Nobel Prize

Every year in october the world turns to Sweden for Nobel Prize announcements but what made the nobel prize so prestigious?

On November 27th, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his will, which would eventually give life to one of the most famous and important awards in history, setting the standard for other awards (e.g. Lasker Prize – the American Nobel, Shaw Foundation Award – the Asian Nobel Prize). But it did not begin this way, Nobel was rich but despised. So how ...

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