3 months in the Big Apple

I am currently undertaking a 6-month chemistry research project in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) at New York University (NYU). Arriving in NY During the first two weeks, I was staying in an extremely small Airbnb room, where the bed essentially

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3 Months in Sydney

I’m a 4th year chemistry student on a 6 months placement at the University of Sydney. It has been 3 months into my placement and I thought it’s the perfect time to write about my experience so far. Before my

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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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