Don’t go to the dark side. Their cookies are stale.

I believe science should be fun to work with and read about, and for most part, all that is science IS fun. I mean, look at that face. That’s not a fake smile. But as you might come to realise after reading some of my blog posts, there are things that I won’t write about on this blog, for the simple reason that someone might steal them. Continue reading

Comrades! To the lab!

Now you know about why I’m doing all this research, but what do I actually do?

Simply put, I take some skeletal muscle cells, which are cells from the type of muscle you can move voluntarily, such as your arms or the side of your stomach, or your thighs. These cells are from ACTUAL real life humans, and I grow them in a plastic (petri) dish until they start looking like muscle would look like under the microscope. Continue reading

Let’s start sciencing

Human skeletal muscle cells growing in a 96-well plate. Look how cute they are!

I seriously have the best job in the world. I get paid for being curious. And it is just as awesome as they show you on the telly! What they don’t show in movies and on TV however, is how much work actually go into everything and how time consuming it is. I won’t have too many days where I’ll be able to say “Ooh, so today I found out that”, but every now and then, all the lab work and all the analysing pays off and I’ll get to do a “Oooh, it looks like maybe there might be a slight difference between the control and the sample!” And that, guys and gals, is actually one of the best things ever. Continue reading