Introducing: Your Personal Neurotransmitter

Through my experiences within both science and law, I have come to realize there are a million medical myths out there – but not enough true science in layman’s terms. There are myths about what causes cancer, about vaccines causing various illnesses, the myth that women can’t get pregnant during their period and many many many more.

Think of this blog as your very own personal neurotransmitter – through this blog, I will communicate to you true science and biology through easy-to-understand day-to-day examples.

Figure 1: Neurotransmitters (purple) at a synapse (blue).

So, what is a neurotransmitter? Neurotransmitters are a type of chemical messenger intrinsic to your body. These relay signals (via a synapse) from your fingers, or your toes, or any other part of your body, to your brain. Neurotransmitters are the culprits that remind you that you need the toilet, or that you are hungry, or have hurt yourself.

So how am I your personal neurotransmitter? Think of your mobile/laptop as the synapse in this situation, and this blog as your neurotransmitter. Through this blog, I am sending you messages (our ‘neurotransmitters’), via your phone/laptop (our ‘synapses’) to your brain. This is exactly how a neurotransmitter relays messages within your body.

This blog aims to communicate science and biology signals to your brain. We would look at busting some medical myths, discussing diseases and their causes, talk about vaccines, psychology, etc. Occasionally, we would look at some medical marvels and also go through science in the news.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me. Should you have any topics that you would like me to cover – please feel free to contact me.

Much love,
N

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