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Happy New Year – the blog retrospective

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Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to try for a child with my husband. As I’m currently typing while trying to entertain a three month old baby I think I can safely claim that as one of the most successful New Year’s Resolutions I’ve ever made. I’ve been blogging at Scientific American for well [...]

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The bacteria in breast milk

Norse mother, by Albert Neuhuys (1844 - 1914) Image credit: www.rijksmuseum.nl

Bacteria are found in large numbers all over the human body where there is a channel to the outside world, for example in the gut, lungs, and surface of the skin. I’ve always thought that actually inside the human body was a bacteria-free environment unless an infection was raging so I was very excited to find [...]

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Lab Rat Fund-raising

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This month, I’m taking part in the Big Issue Knitathon! The aim of the knitathon is to get as many people as possible knitting 6” squares which will be sewn together into a giant handmade blanket. The final date is the 16th December and I’m aiming to mail my squares off by the 1st December. [...]

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Lab Rat’s new arrival

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For those wondering why there’s been such a hiatus on the blog lately – on 24th September I gave birth to my own little baby boy: Theo. Giving birth is a strange and wonderful experience, which is going to be different for every woman and every family. As I know at least some people will [...]

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Lab Rat has a baby on board!

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It has been a while since I’ve last posted. Usually I try not to give excuses for lateness, but this time I do have a very good one. I’m currently 15 and a half weeks pregnant! In the UK there is a fairly good and well thought-out system to make sure pregnant women get all [...]

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