Summary by Dagny Reese

In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham answers a frequently posed question in regards to scientific research — why do we only see positive results being published, and never failures or negative results?

Image by Viktor Forgacs.

Dr Bahijja: So, “why do we only see positive results published?” — well, it is really mostly due to publication bias. Essentially, it is down to the tendency on the part of researchers, investigators, editors and more to read and accept manuscripts directly based on the strength of the findings. It occurs in published academic research — or even just research in general. This means positive — or…


Summary by Dagny Reese

In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about motherhood over 40, miscarriages and the impact of COVID19 on fertility with Dr Zeynep Gurtin (also featured in episode 74), a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London (UCL), and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department.

Image of pregnant person by Freestocks on Unsplash.

Pregnancy Over Age 40

Dr Zeynep: It’s still used, although most clinicians are now more sensitive towards patients. Depending on where you live in the country as well, such as in central London, pregnancies over 35 are far more common as well. At UCLH, for example, it’s honestly…


Article by Dagny Reese

Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Monday Science Podcast! In celebration, we will be going live on instagram (and potentially other platforms), led by our host Dr. Bahijja Raimi-Abraham!

Make sure to join, so you can enter our giveaway for some amazing merchandise, as seen below!

To see the live, check out our Instagram page @mondayscience, for more updates!


Summary Written by Dagny Reese

In this episode, Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about single women’s fertility and egg freezing with Dr Zeynep Gurtin, a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London (UCL), and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department.

Image of fruits and seashells arranged like an ovum and sperm by Dainis Graveris.

Dr Zeynep: Sure, my name is Dr Zeynep Gurtin and I am a lecturer in women’s health at UCL, and I am a reproductive sociologist. Many people have likely not heard of that field before, but essentially I am a sociologist that specialises in issues around fertility and reproduction.

Dr Zeynep: I’m terrible with…


Summary by Dagny Reese

In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks about Chemistry, Science Education and the impact of COVID19 lockdowns in secondary schools with Mr Forhad Hussain (see bio), a Science Teacher.

Image of classroom by MChe Lee.

Mr Forhad: I am a science teacher and I teach in Essex, and I have been teaching for around 6 years. I was born in London and brought up there, and my parents are from Bangladesh and migrated to the UK in the 1980s.

Mr Forhad: Not necessarily a favourite song, but I enjoy listening to conscious music — music with a focus such as politics, world affairs — that type…


Summary Written by Dagny Reese

In this episode, listen to Dr Bahijja follow up with Dr Faith Uwadiae from episode 71, as they discuss the ongoing issue of lack of diversity in STEM fields and research. If you are interested in hearing more about Dr Faith Uwadiae’s life and research, check out episode 71 of the Monday Science Podcast.

Photo of vaccine handling by National Cancer Institute.

Dr Faith: It was a very interesting time in my life — when I published that first post, I was just in the process of finishing my PhD and handing in my thesis. I was at a period in my life where I wanted to do…


Summary Written by Dagny Reese

In this episode, listen to Dr Bahijja talk with Dr Faith Uwadiae, a post-doctorate from the famous Francis Crick Institute, regarding her research into the relationship between malaria and cancer, including Burkitt’s Lymphoma, as well as other aspects of her work and research.

Photo of mosquito by Wolfgang Hasselmann.

Dr Faith: I’m Faith and I am actually a post-doctoral scientist at the Francis Crick Institute. I work within the field of immunology and study how our immune system not only protects us, but how it can also promote disease. I am a Londoner and have lived here almost my entire life. I have a ton of…


Summary Written by Dagny Reese

In this weeks episode, listen to Dr. Bahijja give an update on recent retractions of COVID-19 papers, as a follow up to our previous episode on earlier retracted papers from Early to Mid 2020.

Image of COVID-19 viral particle from Fusion Medical Animation.

As noted by Dr. Bahijja, academic papers are usually published as part of KPI, or key performance indicators. It is not only a way to share our research, but also to disseminate information within the scientific community — to help advance knowledge of a particular topic. …


Summary Written by Dagny Reese

In this week’s episode, listen to Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discuss the relationship between Chemistry, Ceramics, Museum and more with Dr Alicia McGeachy — postdoctoral scholar with the Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS). This episode is part of our RSC Outreach fund project.

Photo of ceramics by Erol Ahmed.

Dr Alicia: This is such a hard question to answer! I am currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (also called NU-ACCESS). I am also a proud New Yorker, from Brooklyn. I actually got my bachelors degree in Chemistry…


Summary written by Dagny Reese

In this weeks episode, listen to Dr. Bahijja talk with Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a Global Health and Access to Medicines Consultant who works with the People’s Vaccine Alliance - a coalition of organisations and activists united under a common aim of campaigning for a ‘people’s vaccine’ for COVID-19.

Photo of colourful syringes by Diana Polekhina.

Dr Mohga: Sure — I am from Egypt and am a trained doctor / GP. I joined Oxfam here and have been working on global health policy and programming for many years now. Now Iam a freelance consultant — at themoment I am the senior policy advisor for the People’s Vaccine Alliance.

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