Blood serum, ketosis and exam nerves

Blood serum, ketosis and exam nerves

Three labs down, three to go. I’ve been enjoying this week’s labs tremendously. Although there is a lot of sitting around and waiting, we’re working with actual blood serum from cats and dogs with uremia. Tomorrow we’re looking at liver samples from rats that have been on either...

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What works for you?

What works for you?

Of all things, I’ve started to have this Pavlovian response to Bossa Nova Jazz. I was having a particularly unproductive day, where I just sat by my computer from about 7 till 10, watching old Vlogbrothers videos from 2007. And I tried everything...

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Let’s get down to business

Let’s get down to business

…and defeat the Huns. No, but really, the time has come for some serious business, namely exam season. Most of you are probably thinking; “Exam season? That was two months ago!” However, as I mentioned before my little Christmas hiatus, our exam isn’t until February 8th.

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On competitiveness and teamwork

On competitiveness and teamwork

Tim Ferriss “Tools of Titans” is pretty high up on my Christmas wish list this year, so when I saw that one of the most recent episodes of his podcast was a narration of a chapter on Josh Waitzkin, I had to give it a listen. Pretty early on in the narration, Tim...

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An age of extinction

An age of extinction

Every other year the World Wildlife Fund publishes the Living Planet Report. Based on the Living Planet Index, it’s the world’s leading science-based analysis on the health of our planet, and the alarming rate of extinction among species.

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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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Just relax

Just relax

I’ve been having a bit too much fun drawing MS Paint graphs for the «how to»-entry originally scheduled for today, but since we haven’t really had any proper lessons all week, (and since I just got home from a concert, and it’s about ten minutes until midnight), I thought I’d push that entry to Sunday. So instead, today I’m posting about something equally important, namely taking breaks.

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