Congratulations, Dean Dr April!

(info source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/05/01/um039s-dr-april-camilla-roslani-receives-international-surgical-fellowship)(image source: The Star) Dr April Camilla Roslani, Dean of Faculty of Medicine at Universiti Malaya, received a honorary fellowship in surgery (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons). She is my boss (I don’t see her oftentimes, though). Congratulations!

Hints for your new year resolutions

(info source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/16/harvard-brain-expert-shares-what-he-never-does-in-order-to-stay-sharp-energized-healthy.html)(image source: artpartner-images | Getty) A neuroscientist at Harvard University tells us what to avoid to stay keen, energized, and healthy. Such as not to sleep shorter than 7 hours, not to drink, not to have more than two days off exercises, not to stop learning new things… yeah, I all know. We

Understanding the impermanence of self leads well-being in the future.

(info source: https://www.ted.com/talks/shankar_vedantam_you_don_t_actually_know_what_your_future_self_wants)(image source: TED) Impermanence. You might think it’s one of those 3 pillars of Buddhism in general, with “suffering” and “non-self” as the other two. It’s not merely religious but it’s the scientific reality as well. Nothing lasts forever. Everything is changing. Even our whole body, tissue by tissue and cell by cell,

How to overcome your impostor syndrome

(info source: https://blogs.haas.berkeley.edu/the-berkeley-mba/use-your-inner-strengths-and-community-to-tame-impostor-syndrome) Every once awhile, we all experience so-called impostor syndrome. However, when super athletes in a big game, entrepreneurs at high stakes situations, and leaders in general are with it, it’s pretty much devastating. A talk is around what exactly is the nature of the syndrome and how to overcome it. Using your

Effective science communication according to a famous actor

(info source: https://bigthink.com/the-learning-curve/3-rules-express-your-thoughts-clearly) It’s got something to do with “misinformation” and “hype in science.” It’s always difficult for us to convey scientific knowledge and applications correctly to the general audience. When we fail it, we will have more dangerous chance to have them prone to misinformation that sneaks into our society for bad. Mr. Alan

Gratitude works…but how?

There has been a rich body of scientific literature that shows how gratitude works well for our body, mind, and relationship with others. 6 new studies further show details of how gratitude works. Read them to recap this interesting research trend in positive psychology. (info source: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_new_studies_that_can_help_you_rediscover_gratitude)

Search engine for 3-D structure of proteins?

It’s a news about “AI program predicted the 3-D structure of every known protein.” You may recall class materials in biology back in high school. Different proteins have different 3-D structures that produce different functions. All solved. Really? What an accomplishment. Back then, I thought it would be super biologists in super advanced universities who