GI Dissection

It's been a while since I've written an entry about my experiences in the anatomy lab, so I'll play some catchup. My tank has been exploring the wonders of the gastrointestinal tract over the last...

Beginning of Block 3

Today was the first day of Block 3 - GIMNER (Gastrointestinal, Metabolism, Nutrition, Endocrinology, and Reproduction). Whew, just typing that list wore me out. I can't imagine what the coming weeks will bring. 😀 Much...

Treating Lupus with Benlysta

A few months ago, Human Genome Services Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSI) and co-development partner GlaxoSmithKline revealed data from a phase III trial of Benlysta™, a promising new drug for treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), otherwise...

Rice/Baylor Merger – A Problem?

The Houston Chronicle released an interesting article about the Rice-Baylor merger a few days ago suggesting that the merger would create "one of the most unbalanced academic institutions in the nation." The article itself...

Cadaver Lab Workshop

Yesterday afternoon, the emergency medicine interest group (EMIG), a student run organization, showed students how to insert a chest tube, how to intubate, and how to administer simple interrupted sutures. We also got to...

Mediastinum Dissection

The last few anatomy labs have been relatively easy, and today's was no different. This morning's agenda consisted of peering deep into the thoracic cavity uncovering the structures below the heart and lungs, particularly...

Lung Dissection

Today, we explored the incredibly unique structure of the lungs. Most of the tissues we've dealt with so far have been rather dense and/or fibrous, but the lungs presented us with far more spongy...

Heart Dissection

Tuesday morning, my anatomy tankmates and I continued our journey through the human body. The next stop brought us to the heart - arguably the most important muscle in the entire body (aside from...

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