Author archives: Laura Cascales

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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.

Salt and your IQ

Salt and your IQ


By Laura Cascales

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 associated with reductions of 13.5 points in mean intelligence quotient (IQ). Iodine is an important […]