Author Archives: Laura Cascales

Laura Cascales
Laura completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2011. In January 2012 she started working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). She is passionate about Science Communication and has collaborated in several science outreach projects.

Iodized salt has been on the market for decades, but do you know why it is so important for you? Iodine deficiency is one of the most common causes of preventable mental retardation worldwide. Moderate to severe iodine deficiency is […]

The Mediterranean diet has proven to have health benefits to the population of the countries that consume it, such as Spain, Italy and Greece. For years researchers have observed lower incidences of certain diseases in the Mediterranean countries. Thus, […]

That the so-called “Mediterranean diet” is good to keep a healthy heart is well known. However, how the eating habits of this population help them to stay healthy is not fully understood yet. Researchers from the University of Cambridge […]

Animals like spiders, snakes, scorpions, and cone snails inject venoms to their preys to immobilize or kill them. But what there is in these venoms that can trigger such a strong effect? The venom of these animals is actually a […]