Mari Herigstad



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The Physiology of the Bends
Gases and physiology go hand in hand. We breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Several molecules that we usually come across in gas form act as signal molecules, for example carbon monoxide and nitric oxide. But sometimes, things go wrong when gases meet physiology. In this blog post, I will talk about one such situation: decompression sickness, also called the bends. Continue reading The Physiology of the Bends

Magnet mistakes
This is just a short post on the many ways in which films and telly often get MRI wrong, and one thing that they tend to get right. Also, it is a good excuse to post a few interesting MRI videos. 1. The magnet is ALWAYS on. You donít turn on an MRI. Nor do Ö Continue reading Magnet mistakes
Oct 24, 2018

Reblog: Undergraduate co-authors
There is a short blog post over at Dynamic Ecology on undergraduate co-authorship. Fortunately, there seems to be agreement that undergraduates can be authors, and that authorship should be determined based on contribution rather than rank (which, if reversed, would be a rather, well, rank system). What I find the most interesting, however, is the Ö Continue reading Reblog: Undergraduate co-authors
Sept 18, 2018

Great science writing
Great science writing is hard to find. I have assembled a list of some of the best popular science books Iíve come across in the past few years. Some are old, some new-ish, but all of them were good. It is a mixed bunch with respect to topic, but I am a great believer in Ö Continue reading Great science writing
Aug 24, 2018