Biochemical separation

Biochemical separation

This week I'm doing something a little bit different, to show you precisely what goes on in a first-year vet school lab. Last week we had two labs, one on enzyme kinetics, and one on biochemical separation methods. So in this week's blog post, I thought I'd show you...

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On the ethics of animal research

On the ethics of animal research

The second block of vet school is over, and another exam is finished. During this week’s intensive course on animal testing, we learned about why we use animals in research, and the work done to preserve animal welfare while conducting experiments. What I found most interesting though was the ethics of it all, and the distinction between inherent and intrinsic value in humans and in animals.

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3 dissections and a "knighting" ceremony

3 dissections and a "knighting" ceremony

I thought I’d post the Sunday entry a day late, so I could write about today’s dissection as well. Because last week was all about dissections and group assignments (and even more freshers’ activities of course, but well get to that later).

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Skeletons and chickens and snakes, oh my!

Skeletons and chickens and snakes, oh my!

We still haven’t started school properly, so other than a couple of lectures on how to prevent communicable diseases and how to use a microscope, the week has mostly consisted of more freshers’ activities.

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