Did you hear the one about the biologist and the worm?

If you’ve been on Twitter lately you might have come across some biologists having a bit of a feud about something called C. elegans. So what is C. elegans, and why is it suddenly a big deal? Well, the first bit is easy to answer. C. elegans is a worm. The second bit … that’sContinue reading “Did you hear the one about the biologist and the worm?”

Non-essential essential oils

There’s a lot of things that are essential in our lives. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.  Food provides us with essential vitamins and minerals – nutrients that we need, but can’t make ourselves.┬áIt also provides us with essential amino acids – building blocks for proteins that our bodiesContinue reading “Non-essential essential oils”