Sunday Science

Here’s a bunch of things I’ve written.

I’m channel hopping but it seems to me there’s nothing that I want to watch. I feel like stopping but it’s easier to just sit and drop off

Parenting advice from the the most qualified person; a man-child with nothing to lose.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking

I talk you through my recently accepted paper.

Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction

I attempt to justify biting my nails

I’ve put a lot of my life into making it possible to fly in space at all

Check out my project “Exercise Like An Astronaut” at Bluedot Festival. But why do astronauts even need to exercise?..

All the unhappy moments, late at night, caught only in the fridge light

A follow up to my last bit of Sunday Science. At ENDO 2016 talking about leptin.

Sir, it’s only wafer thin

After watching a talk from Dr Giles Yeo, I discuss why certain people are predisposed to obesity and why we eat desserts.

Exploring different timezones

Advice from a non-medically trained doctor without diabetes. Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

Who’s up for a kickabout?

Just in case you were silly and didn’t play football, you really should. Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

You’re hot s**t and it seems like I’m the last to know

Here’s my abstract for my poster and ENDO 2015, coupled with some shameless bragging.

I should tell her…No don’t tell her. If she realises, I’m finished

Another piece from ENDO 2015. I attended a talk from Dr Penny Ahlstrom discussing The Unfolded Protein Response and insulin resistance; two of my very favourite things.

“He might come in useful.’ ‘Yeah. So’s a broken leg if you want to kick yourself in the back of the head.”

This is first actual post from ENDO 2015, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. I talk about bone quality in Type 2 Diabetes, after watching talks from  Dr Joshua Farr and Dr Christian Meier.

Stay with the beer. Beer is continuous blood. A continuous lover

I carried out Dryathlon; giving up alcohol for the month of January. Now I’m back on the wagon and isn’t beer great and totally good for you?!

Stepping into the New Year

Walking; easy innit? So go do it! Beat the insulin resistance. Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

Super superfoods

So, are super foods real? No, probably not. But here interesting ideas for those with Diabetes. Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

Banting Nobel Prize

I discuss the Nobel prize awarded to the folks who discovered insulin; Dr Frederick Grant Banting, and Professor John James Rickard Macleod. Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

Islet and Stem Cells

I talk about the work of Professor Maike Sander and Viacyte on making brand spanking new islets from stem cells. Futuristic no? Originally posted on Diabetes UK blog.

Sarcasm is a Manchester Trait

Manchester has been chosen as the European City of Science for 2016; just as I return. Coincidence? I think not.

Does Tourette’s Syndrome Help Tim Howard

Tim Howard has stated previously that dealing with his Tourette’s Syndrome helps with his goalkeeping skills. But is there any evidence for this? Originally posted on NeuWrite San Diego.

Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it

Lies about insulin. I correct a terrible article about GMO insulin causing Diabetes.

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others

Vaccines are great. If you disagree you probably aren’t someone worth listening to. Here I talk about an online argument I had with some moron.