Human Cell Atlas

It’s for reasons like this that I am writing my stories. Public engagement for adults = New Scientist – tick. Public outreach for kids = MicroMike – tick!!!!!

Why are my toes numb?

Why are my toes numb? Prolonged exposure to a reduction in temperature has triggered a sympathetic adrenergic vasoconstriction response in the cutaneous vasculature of my big toe. The consequent cascade of neurotransmitters, including noradrenaline and neuropeptide Y...

Weird week

I have had a weird week. Its been busy, too busy and I need a quiet one to recover. Last week I attended the first Biosciences Outreach and Public Engagement Symposium at Birmingham University hosted by the Royal Society of Biology. OOOooooooo! I don’t go away...

Dr hat on!

Packing to drive to Birmingham for the Outreach and Public Engagement Symposium, hosted by the University and organised by the Royal Society of Biology. Day full of workshops and a keynote speech by Prof Alice Roberts. Getting ready to be inspired! There are three...

Late nights and coldsores

Had a couple of late nights this weekend, there was no surprise when I felt the familiar title of a coldsore on Monday morning. I do my best to prevent the tingle. The routine goes as follows – feel the tingle – sigh – engage mental capacity –...