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My Cushy Pooch

Her name was Poppy – my first ever pooch whom guided me from my pre-Mexican bandit facial hair days, through to a completely new era in my life, as she bid me her final farewell during my first week of Edinburgh University.  Half German Shepherd – Half Total Fluffpot, my fondest memories of her include her attempt to bite a

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Model Mayhem

Never mind the glorious Victoria Secret types (well….). There are other kinds of wonderful models in this world. StatisticalModels, Public Health Efficacy models and low and behold….Animal Models. Often the target issue of animal right activists against the world of dirty pharma (and rightly so), animal models do and have played an insightful role into how medicines work before giving them a

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A General Analysis of An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of….Erm…

A general analysis of….An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit: Distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and Hookwork Eggs in Human Stool. While the game of patience, CV-rewrites, recruitment calls and casual “I’m a solid team-player” line-drops continue – I’ve had a chance to read this bad-boy, along with Animal Farm and a layered spy novel by Ian McEwan (thoroughly enjoyable!). A Bit

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A Virus for a Bigger Brain?

Can a virus make your brain bigger? Well yes – quite literally so when we’re talking about Viral Encephalitis. A couple of case studies I’ve encountered on my journeys pushed me to find out more about this intriguing medical scenario. Viral encephalitis is a very worrying (clinically speaking) disease manifestation whereby your brain and central nervous system tissues swell up.

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