Category Human biology

Ada Lovelace Day: let’s talk about Henrietta Lacks

Hi, everyone! It’s been pretty quiet here recently, as I’ve just started a new job, and I love it, but it also is taking most of my science energy. But I couldn’t skip today: today is Bad News Biology’s one-year “blogiversary” (blogaversary?) and another Ada Lovelace Day! Instead of focusing on a particular woman who […]

Learn with Dr. Brainiac: shingles

No matter how much we know, there is always something new to learn. Here’s what I knew about shingles: – it’s related to the virus that causes chickenpox – varicella – it’s most often seen in older people (usually older than 60 years old) – it’s painful – there’s a vaccine Here’s what I now […]

What does sexism have to do with immunology?

Today we’re talking about gender, sex, biology, and immunology. The immune system in action! Click for more details News source: Real Clear Science, How Do Feminists Explain Immunology? (Spoiler: feminists explain immunology the same way non-feminists do.) The original science: In this case, I’m discussing a blog post that draws on a bunch of stuff, […]