I know…I haven’t been around lately. Everything happens very quickly since a couple of weeks. Our little boy is growing up really fast. I think that I have already said it in a previous post, but being a father is an extraordinary experience. I am looking forward to seeing what will happen in the next few months!
In the marvelous world of research, well I didn’t have to occasion to really do research since I’ve returned to work. I have worked on grant proposals, reviewed manuscripts and theses, participated for the first time to a PhD defense as a member of the examination committee, and worked on my grad students’ manuscripts. At the moment, four papers from our group have been submitted for publication in the last few weeks.
By the way, a PhD student I am co-supervising published a very interesting story on the impact of mental work on cardiovascular function in men and women. This manuscript is my first publication as a senior author. Yay! A lot more interesting data from her PhD work has been submitted for publication or is about to be submitted. Stay tuned !
More good news! Maybe that my second publication as a senior author will arrive sooner than later since we’ve just submitted a manuscript for the third round of revision… Almost there… Fingers crossed !
Oh and yes…I knew that it was coming, but my friend Peter Rasmussen and his collaborators published a convincing story about the contamination of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS; a device used to measure brain oxygenation) signal by cutaneous vasoconstriction during administration of norepinephrine…these results are definitely challenging the conclusion of one of my manuscripts… I will blog about this story most likely in September and will try to convince Peter to participate to the exchange.
That’s all for now.