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A couple of close to home TED-Ed talks

An inspired young student, Sarthak Sinha, has been part of my current lab for far longer than I have and he’s only 19. Working on a variety of different projects with many of us and as keen as you can get, Sarthak is now off studying for his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. But … Continue reading

Stem Cell Shorts

Having completed my PhD in October 2013 (yay!), I have since moved to Calgary (Canada) to embark on the first postdoc of my academic career. My research is focused on improving skin grafting f0r severe burns patients, through the use of adult stem cells found in the hair follicle. The project is really exciting, as multidisciplinary … Continue reading

TED-Ed – Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Life

How to present an infinitesimally complicated concept in one amazingly simple video. Watch and learn.

The Inner Life of the Cell

Call to all lovers of Molecular Biology, here is a beautiful graphic video showing the weird and wonderful going on within our cells. The creators of this video, XVIVO are creating a series of animated features for Harvards educational website BioVisions at Harvard, this being the first. The video goes through a series of cellular … Continue reading

Good News

At the end of the each “Russell Howard’s Good News” episode, a good news story is viewed which always puts a smile on my face. This one is particularly inspirational. An African woman with AIDS agreed to take a picture of herself everyday from the day she started treatment for her disease. The result is … Continue reading

About me

Natacha is a research scientist and a lover of all things science! She love finding out interesting facts about all aspects of life, whether it’s how genetic engineering works or what the difference between crimped and straight hair is. There’s a bit of science behind every mystery and the Science Informant will help find the clues for everyone to enjoy and understand the amazing world of science!

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