Chicken breast is best.

Just over a year ago, my life changed for the better. My gorgeous baby girl, Sophie Amelia was born on the 22nd February 2017. She was perfect with…

USA, Caribbean and Central America- Nov/Dec 2015: Part 3 Costa Rica and Jamaica

…continued from part 2. Tuesday 1st Dec 2015 We had spent the night before frantically googling how we get to and from the Sloth Sanctuary (on sloth speed…

USA, Caribbean and Central America- Nov/Dec 2015: Part 2 Aruba, Colombia, Panama

…continued from part 1 Wednesday 25th Nov 2015 We left Miami in a taxi and drove to Fort Lauderdale, the port where we were to board our cruise…

Danielle’s Top 6 Eurovision acts of 2017

I’m excited. Eurovision week 2017 has finally arrived! Whilst there can only be one winner of the contest, below are what I believe are the top 6 acts…

What I didn’t expect when expecting

You will be forced to go to antenatal classes at the hospital in your third trimester When I was 34 weeks pregnant, we went to one of those…

USA, Caribbean and Central America- Nov/Dec 2015: Part 1 Los Angeles and Miami, USA

Friday 20th Nov 2015 Bags packed ready for a summer holiday.  Dad calls us over. “Our ride is here”. We gather outside awkwardly lifting suitcases that appear heavier…

Supplementary Instruction for Research Trainees using a Peer Assisted Study Session Approach

Background: Although peer support is common in research training, supplementary instruction using Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an approach yet to be applied to research training. Objectives: …

Bardoxolone Methyl Prevents Fat Deposition and Inflammation in Brown Adipose Tissue and Enhances Sympathetic Activity in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet

Obesity results in changes in brown adipose tissue (BAT) morphology, leading to fat deposition, inflammation, and alterations in sympathetic nerve activity. Bardoxolone methyl (BARD) has been extensively studied…

Bardoxolone methyl prevents insulin resistance and the development of hepatic steatosis in mice fed a high-fat diet

High-fat (HF) diet-induced obesity is a major risk factor for the development of insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis. We examined the hypothesis that bardoxolone methyl (BM) would prevent…

Palmitic acid induces central leptin resistance and impairs hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism in male mice

The consumption of diets rich in saturated fat largely contributes to the development of obesity in modern societies. A diet high in saturated fats can induce inflammation and…