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i’m officialy back to this tumblr , i will be using it as a way to motivate and keep my self on track , to tackle a bunch of med school stuff and to figure out how to learn best , to ask for help and wisdom from my med students fellows ,and to train my writing muscle „, feel free to ask comment , reply … already excited :D
Zwischen den drei Hauptachsen spannen sich die drei Körperebenen auf:
Delivering drugs right to the heart of cancerous tumours is a challenging task. They must reach their dangerous target – which may be deep within tissues – without alerting immune cells that police the body for foreign invaders. Scientists are now tackling this predicament by camouflaging drugs in nanoparticles coated with membranes from leukocytes [white blood cells]. Unlike naked nanoparticles, these tiny disguised pouches raise no suspicion. And what’s more they behave like white blood cells, using their borrowed membranes en route to wriggle through barriers, such as blood vessels, as they home in on their target. Such coated particles, known as ‘leukolike vectors’ bring the prospect of more effective treatment for previously inaccessible cancers.
Written by Georgina Askeland
Dr. Michael Bridge
University of Utah School HSC Core Facilities - Cell Imaging Lab,
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Specimen: Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (third-instar larvae) (60x)
Band-Aid Post-It Notes. Tell me this isn’t the least bit cool. It’s also around $3.00 on eBay.
Medical Journey’s Book Giveaway:
I’ve decided to do a holiday book giveaway this year to share some of my favorite medically relevant books with a few of my followers. I will be giving away the following books (completely free, I will cover shipping):
1. On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency by Dr. Emily R. Transue
2. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Dr. Atul Gawande
3. The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor by Dr. Robert Marion
4. How Doctors Think by Dr. Jerome Groopman
I will be doing a random drawing to pick 4 winners who will receive one book each.
To enter, just re-blog this post. Please re-blog only once. I will assign a number to everyone who re-blogs this post. If you are the 1st person to reblog, you will be #1 and so on. At the end of the giveaway I will draw 4 numbers using random.org to pick the winners. You can enter until December 15th. At 9 PM Eastern Time on December 15th I will announce the 4 winners. Message me with any questions!