Here’s a selection of actual paper titles to cheer up your week. 😊
The effect of having Christmas dinner with in-laws on gut microbiota composition
(increased contact with in-laws during the holiday season is an important environmental factor known to affect both physical and mental health)
Carbon monoxide: to boldly go where NO has gone before
(nitric oxide if you’re wondering)
Freewheelin’ scientists: citing Bob Dylan in the biomedical literature
(It all started in 1997 with a review in Nature Medicine entitled “Nitric oxide and inflammation: the answer is blowing in the wind.”)
Will the real self-thinning rule please stand up?
(plant populations if you’re wondering…)
Snakes on a Spaceship – An Overview of Python in Heliophysics
(programming in space science)
In the beginning was the worm: finding the secrets of life in a tiny hermaphrodite
(“Brown’s description of the worm project reveals that Brenner had endeavored to construct a complete map of the worm on at least three different levels”)
In the same vein, you might like this post.