Yearly Archives: 2015

Feature on early life iron at sciencenews.org

Laura Sanders, who writes the blog Growth Curve at ScienceNews has just written a great piece talking about my early life iron exposure work, with comments from several experts in the field. Thanks Laura! Head on over here to have a read.

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Do we need another “-omics”?

I am a believer!

Posted in Irons in the fire: News from our lab

Fiona Larner: Looking at cancer from a different angle

Dr Fiona Larner from the University of Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences might not sound like she’s in the right place to be studying cancer, but Fiona’s work is a testament to how understanding the role of metals in disease takes

Posted in Iron men (and women): Researcher profiles

As the year comes to a close…

…I’ve finally got around to updating our publications for 2015. You can find them here, and a lot of them are open access, so you can take a look for free. More will be added over the coming days.

Posted in Irons in the fire: News from our lab

Tonight’s main event: Testicles versus the brain for selenium bragging rights

The good folks over at Science News asked me to comment recently on a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience discussing the competition between the brain and testes for selenium in mice, with ballgame firmly in favour of the, ahem, underdog when selenium levels

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Imaging metals in worms

Caenorhabditis elegans might not be an animal you’re particularly familiar with, but this humble little worm is one of the most important tools we have for studying metals in biological systems. These 1 mm long roundworms are self-fertilising, meaning you

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Sneak peak: 3D printing metals in the brain

We’ve been harping on about our recent Chemical Science paper, which officially was published this week and can be downloaded for free here. Firstly, thanks to our friend Jonas Marnell of Ethix Design in Melbourne for the amazing cover artwork shown here. Anyway, we’re

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Imaging metals in biology: a guide for the uninitiated

Just recently, myself, fellow Ferrumblogger and worm-expert Dr Gawain McColl, with friends of the blog Dr Martin de Jonge (a physicist from the Australian Synchrotron) and Dr Elizabeth New from Sydney University published a tutorial review in the famed chemistry journal, Chemical Society Reviews (you can

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Hit us where it hurts, Einstein…

From Homebrewed Tees

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Mapping metals in the brain

A while ago we wrote a paper on creating a three-dimensional atlas of metals in the mouse brain in the journal Analytical Chemistry, which you can find here at AC’s website if you have access through your university, and the atlas itself

Posted in Freshly forged: New research from our lab