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When patients think I'm too young

What often annoys me, is when patients think I’m too young, and therefore they perceive that I’m not experienced enough. It doesn’t help that I’ve only just started work as a GP, and every now and then I have to phone up my supervisor for advice. 519 more words


Medicinal Properties Discovered in Certain Toad Species

By Rideeta Raquib ’19

Traditional medicinal compounds utilized to treat various diseases, ranging from stomach disorders to some types of cancers, are common in toads, specifically the Bufonidae family.   311 more words


10 amazing fun facts about the human body

Ready up for a fun ride in the vanity fair of human physiology today. Here we go!

  • All the scientific jargon notwithstanding, the Red Blood Cells (RBCs) are actually yellow to yellowish brown in colour.​
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Lead Turned to Gold

Like a thunderbolt they came, the feelings of old

Returning with a vengeance, lead turned to gold

Feelings I’d forgotten until they re-bloomed

They grew stronger and stronger, and I was consumed… 102 more words


Talking to a Computer May Soon Be Enough to Diagnose Illness

By Vanessa Bates Ramirez

In recent years, technology has been producing more and more novel ways to diagnose and treat illness.

Urine tests will soon be able to detect cancer: … 636 more words


Hearing Restoration Via Gene Delivery

By Rideeta Raquib ’19

Inner ear disease disrupts a key sense of hearing for many people worldwide. However, gene therapy can treat inner ear disease if reagents are introduced into appropriate cells. 420 more words


The Art of Conversation

           In 2010, I was a member of a local Toastmasters’ club.  Toastmasters International is a group that emphasizes leadership through developing speech-making skills.  The format is highly structured but inclusive enough to allow for short speeches on a variety of topics.  707 more words