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Sorry guys, I’ve really dropped the ball on updating the blog more often! I will try to get on more often and mix in news with personal experiences so that I can share more often.

Anyhow… here is an awesome application of nanoparticles! Inhalable insulin is not a new idea, but this shows promising future results. The past models had to be large, and bulky due to the drug delivery system. Because inhaling drugs often results in a very diluted amount with a lot of it not being absorbed correctly, in order to have the correct dosage of insulin it was difficult. Also it was very difficult to clean, got messy and eventually was taken off the market within a few years. 

Here, by using nanoparticle insulin they were able to compact the device (increased delivery transfection). I really look forward to seeing this new Afrezza in action as it leaves the FDA and clinical trial stages (the graveyard of inventions) to do great things!

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

How hard do you think it would be to take care of a 50lb dog during med school?

wayfaringmd:

I am all for having a furry companion during med school. I’m pretty sure my cat is what kept me sane sometimes during test weeks. Dog ownership in med school could be pretty tough, but it could also be very manageable. Depends on a lot of factors:

Things that would make dog parenthood manageable:

  • having a significant other or roommate to share doggy duties 
  • fenced in yard where the doggy can run and play with a doghouse or some shady/cozy area the dog can rest in if left outside during the day
  • doggy door
  • non-mandatory lectures that can be skipped or watched from home
  • housing location close enough to school / hospital that you could slip home during the day to let the dog out
  • certain dog breeds (some can’t hold their pee for anything. I’m looking at you, weiner dogs)
  • a well trained dog (invest in obedience school)
  • nearby dog park or regular park where you can walk / play with the dog

Things that would make dog parenthood harder:

  • all the furs everywhere
  • apartment life (I don’t like the idea of doggies cooped up all day)
  • 3rd and 4th year erratic schedules and long shifts
  • arranging for doggy care during away rotations and vacations
  • 3rd and 4th year rotations at multiple sites
  • sick puppies at the most inopportune times (like right before tests)
  • RESIDENCY and busy life after med school

I love dogs, but the reasons above are why I have a cat instead.

I got no one to help me out with a dog, I travel, I lived in an apartment with nowhere nearby to walk a dog. But my cat is happy to chill by herself in the house all day and can even manage without me for a weekend if I need to go somewhere. And alls I gotta do is feed her, supply her with toys and catgrass, and clean a litterbox a few times a week. 

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awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.

Crows discovered the principle of displacement in the third century BC, when the philosopher Awkimedes, upon noticing the level of his bird bath rose in proportion with the amount of his body that was submerged, reportedly exclaimed “EURECAW!” and flew through the streets of Athens shouting his discovery.

EURECAW

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