First Impressions of Sydney

I am a 4th year Chemistry student completing my 6-month placement at the University of Sydney. I have always wanted to visit Australia and a placement during my degree gave me the perfect opportunity to do this. I arrived at

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miRNA: “Let’s shoot the messenger!” (II)

A second layperson’s introduction to the research done by the Mahal laboratory. Before I go into details, let me just explain something known as The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology in simple terms. For the sake of argument, consider yourself,

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Take me out to the ball game (Peter does sports?!)

Baseball is as American as stars and stripes and an unhealthy dislike for the monarchy. There is hardly a person on the continent, at least in its north eastern parts, who do not support, watch or have played this quintessentially

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Not a bad commute…

Starts, as do most across the civilized world, with a large thermos flask of something as hot as it is caffeinated. The first stage of my journey is the 10 minute drive to Hillsdale Station. Driving through the archetypal American

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Fourth of July!

As you might expect, the 4th of July does not mean the same as it does to you. To me, it is not so much about liberty, freedom of religion, or even fair representation. Well over a hundred years after the

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Sweet and simple: a layperson’s introduction to my research (I)

To whom it may concern, hello!, greetings, wassss upppppp!, and all other methods of saying hello on a blog… my name is Peter Latchem and I am a 4th year Chemist at the University of Southampton. I am taking part

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