Obesity: An Overview

‘You just need to burn more calories than you consume’, or ‘Just eat less and move more’, are sentences that probably almost every obese person can recall hearing at least once in their lifetime. Since these recommendations sound very straightforward, it should be easy to realize them. Yet, we are witnessing a worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity, and it is becoming a major global health concern. Learn more about the prevalence, causes, and complications of obesity in this post!

8 Common Mistakes Applicants Make When Writing a Motivation Letter for University

You just finished school, your bachelor's - or master's degree and want to apply to a study program and you need to include a motivation letter? I have written a few of these myself, but most importantly, I was part of the admission committee of our master's program and read and graded a lot of these letters for two years in a row. I noticed some mistakes that applicants commonly made and decided to share them with you here to help you avoid making them.

Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?

Previously: Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain? Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preliminary data, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. This post relies … Continue reading Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?

Mechanical Waves in the Brain – A Steam Punk Fantasy?

*this article may contain unpaid advertisement, because brand-labels are being mentioned It has been known and investigated for more than fifty years, that the signals in the brain are transmitted by electrical action potentials. However, according to physicist Thomas Heimburg, this theory is completely wrong. In his opinion, the signal transmission is solely a mechanical … Continue reading Mechanical Waves in the Brain – A Steam Punk Fantasy?