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Written on Jan, 31, 2018 by in , ,

For anyone who has studied biology, macrophages have most likely been on your reading list at one point or another. Microglia on the other hand are less likely to feature on your undergraduate syllabus (or else I’m older than I like to admit!). In this post, we introduce both cell types and point out their similarities and differences.


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Written on Nov, 27, 2016 by in

It’s 7am. I wake up full of excitement. I’m 9 years old and today I’m going to have my first Christmas. I slip out of bed. The floor is icy so I dance on edge of balls of my feet to the door. Outside a snowstorm is in full swing. I make it to the plush hallway carpet and scrunch my toes through the fluffy fibers with relief. I hear noise downstairs and excitement soars through me: time for presents!

My grandmother was still driving at 87. She loved to shop, she loved clothes, she loved to die her hair pink and she loved to fret over her grandchildren especially when they made the trip “across the pond” to Baltimore from the Emerald Isle. She has been cooking since before the sun came up and the house smells like fresh pine, butter, bread and chicken. (more…)

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