Molecule of the Month: Gluten

Breads, pastries and cakes are foods humans have been making and devouring for centuries. In particular, bread has been a central staple of our diet as scientists in 2018 discovered evidence of bread-making from a 14,000-year-old dig site1. One central component to breads and other baked goods is gluten. This molecule able to provide uniqueContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Gluten”

Molecule of the Month: Oxytocin

Literature, religion and philosophy have sought to understand and rationalise the multifaceted aspects of love through poetry, prose and songs. Shakespeare, Rumi and Ariana Grande have tried to encapsulate the heart wrenching passion of romance and why we humans seem to subject ourselves to devotion. Recently, science has become interested in the physiological and physicalContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Oxytocin”

Politicisation Of Science

2020 was an unpresented year for everyone around the globe, our lives have fundamentally changed in measurable and immeasurable ways. Last year was also the time for science to shine, as much of our livelihoods from health to agriculture, depends on scientific and research backed policy to aid our quality of living. However, policymaking isContinue reading “Politicisation Of Science”

Molecule of the Month: Lawsone

Being of Bengali-British decent, there always have been two distinct parts of my identity. The one where I am to deeply relate to the struggles of a Bollywood protagonist being married off, and the other where I deeply love a morning cuppa. Having the best of the both worlds doesn’t come without its challenges ofContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Lawsone”

Molecule of the Month: Tryptophan

TW: Article loosely discusses depression and low mood The holiday season is associated with many things, bright lights, dark nights, lazy Boxing Day mornings, questionably bad Christmas movies and finally, turkey. Undeniably, one of the best aspects of this season is the food – even coming from a person who doesn’t observe the holiday. RoastContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Tryptophan”