Xenon – the miracle molecule

Noble gases are the chemical equivalent of a teenage kid quietly sitting in its room and not saying much in the school cafeteria, while its friends go party like there's no tomorrow, and then grows up to be the most promising Student Government President and an amazing scientist. When we get tired of big bangs on atomic scale and fireworks on molecular level, it's time to look up the "quiet guy" and see what knowledge for the micro- and macro-universe he can give us. Go, Xenon!

The secrets in the chromosome numbers

Why does our genome have so many blank spaces? According to some calculations, up to 80% of our DNA does not code for proteins or functional RNAs, or has any known regulatory functions. DNA is neatly packed in chromosomes to facilitate its separation during cellular division. We are able to…

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Scientists can be very full of themselves (or rather of their own research topic) creatures. I consider myself a scientist (among other things). So I suppose I need to live up to the expectations?! Hence, my first attempt to make this blog live a life, will be by introducing my…