Science

Natural Selection in the Human Body

By Oskar Swartling   After his voyage with the Beagle, Charles Darwin started to go through the massive amounts of notes he had written during the almost five year long trip around the world. With these notes, including a tree of life with the words ‘I think’ written above it, Darwin composed what would later be known as The Origin of ...

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Science Snippets

This issue’s round-up of science news By Jens Magnusson, Irina Pader, Iskra Pollak Dorocic   LANGUAGE EVOUTION LINKED TO CLIMATE If you’ve ever tried to learn Chinese, you might have found it difficult to master the fantastically varied pronunciation of its vowels. In contrast to English or Swedish, the tonal complexity of Chinese is very high. In a new study, ...

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In vitro meat: from science fiction to the future of food

Medicor talks to the creator of the world’s most expensive hamburger about the technology and ethics behind lab-grown meat. by Iskra Pollak Dorocic   Would you eat a hamburger that was grown from stem cells in a lab? Does it sound appetizing in any way? Chances are you would say no.  I thought so too until I spoke to Mark ...

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Unraveling the 5:2 diet

An interview with professor Kerstin Brismar by Kim Franson Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? You’d probably answer “yes”, right? The 5:2 diet is the latest and most popular method of losing weight and has been the talk of the town for about two years now. Eat just five hundred kcal per day for two days a week and ...

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Tricking Our Sense of Taste

Can our taste buds give us clues for new medical treatments? by Jessica De Loma Olson   Of our five common senses, we might think taste is at the bottom of our list when considering their relative importance. If we had to lose a sense, almost no one would think twice about discarding our sense of taste. However, the relevance ...

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A Controversial Journey to the Center of the Brain

by Nicolas Guyon It is an exciting time to be studying the brain. In the last one hundred years, we have acquired a deeper understanding of how its 100 billion neurons are born, grow, and connect. But as the discovery of DNA changed the larger field of biology, giving a physical structure to how building blocks of life are encrypted, ...

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Architecture’s Effect on Health

What Can Architecture Learn from Science? by Haroon Bayani   These days in most Stockholm suburbs one can find blocks after blocks of grey buildings surrounded by a few trees and a lot of concrete. These buildings are simplistic, with their plain grey colour melting into the environment on cloudy days. The windows of these buildings are rather miniscule and ...

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Photographing Hans Rosling – behind the scenes

Medicor Creative Director Jingcheng Zhao has written about how you get somebody like Hans Rosling to end up on the cover of your re-launched student magazine. Medicor now presents the blog post at our blog, enjoy!  *** Photographing Hans Rosling – behind the scenes In the very beginning, way before Gustaf or I even got involved with Medicor, we had dreamed up ...

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