Category Microbiology

The beginning of the end…and some science

The final countdown.  4…3…2…1  I know our blackboard metaphor is going to keep my rapt attention.  Block 6 is here!  Time for pelvic exams!  I think?  I have no idea but I bet as we continue our education into the pelvis, poop jokes are sure to follow.  Can’t wait.  Poop.  I laughed writing that.  Well, […]

Because I know y’all don’t have anything better to do….SCIENCE!

How much science have we missed??  A whole heap man, a whole heap.  First, let’s begin with some useful new info before I digress into herpes.  Yea, herpes.  Wait for it. SCIENCE LEVEL:  THOUGHT-PROVOKING First, it’s autism awareness month.  Check out this interesting article (not very scientific, in retrospect), but really a good read and […]

What’s living in your crap? A stool sampling of science

One of the first things I learned was that everybody poops.  A two-humped camel makes a two-humped poop and a one-humped camel makes a one-humped poop.  Poo-poo platters most certainly equal poo-poo explosions.  Sometimes it’s green and sometimes it mimics marble-rye and girl’s definitely don’t poop at all.  But don’t poo-poo me as I digress, because […]

ALIENS! yes this week in science, possible discovery of extraterrestrial life

This week in SCIENCE! Might as well come out and admit it, the new evidence in extraterrestrial life is pretty goddamn awesome.  No, they’re not invading.  No, these aliens aren’t even multicellular.  But, biological remains found inside a 2012 meteorite in Sri Lanka have finally been analyzed showing organic structures that distantly mimic extant and […]

an HIV baby cured, sex > aspirin, MIT labs do it again, and an teenage American nuclear physicist

It was one of those days yesterday when you wake up and log onto the news and find something that’s truly cool.  An infant, placentally infected with HIV, was treated very quickly as a neonate with a triple threat of known anti-retroviral therapies (unconventional).  Fast forward to about 2 years of age… At this point, […]

this week in science! Zombie cells, resources for anatomy, and how my favorite seafood will save babies

Scientists really need to know when to stop.  Zombie cells.      WTF cutting through the mumbojumbo… guy invented a 1-time flu vaccination. well done this would be a perfect and mindnumbing fight club between biochem, micro and immuno.  in this fight club battle royale, we all know Vaughn would eventually take home the belt.   […]

This week in SCIENCE!

Other things to consider than which comedian our lecturer is channeling today… Med students are slowly losing their minds… Tell me something I dont know.  Stress, anxiety, depression…check, check, and give me some time. Motivation to hit the gym?? Answer, probably not.  While the study might read to most as “Athletes have higher sperm count […]

This week, in boredom

I’m bored on the net a lot, so here’s a smattering of interesting science news for the bored among the OMS masses. I know leprosy isn’t such a huge issue in countries such as ours, but leprosy causes significant damage to a victim physically and socially in many developing regions.  Check out the link to […]

Relavent, yet terrifying microbial news

Canadian doctors identified a new super-bug, cefixime-resistant N. gonorrhea. Why does this suck?  Cefixime is the only oral antibiotic against it. Check it this story linked below… Yay Canada!