Any Physiology or Immunobiology students out there?

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I'm going to need all the help I can get down the semester. [​IMG]
     
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    I can do my best to help, if you need it. While I did graduate two years ago, I have a BS in biology and took extensive classes in physiology, microbiology, and immunology. I have to say, though, that I'm better at the last two than physiology.
     
  3. Max Leung

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    Wow Leila...I had no idea!

    Hey, any of your read Matt Ridley's new book, "Nature Via Nurture", yet?
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    Can somebody break down the chord conductance equation for me as it relates to the generation of resting membrane potential and ionic equilibria? [​IMG]
     
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    No. [​IMG]

    Bigger wire/nerve = better conductance, resting membrane set nearer to K+'s because it's the major ion species?? and there are a few delta gs in there somewhere. [​IMG] I would have recommended BRS Phys, but I don't think this is covered in it.

    Awaiting true answer...
     
  6. Dome Vongvises

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    This is what I have:

    Vm = gk/sigmag...

    Ah screw it. It's difficult to write on this little response thing. Hey administrators, know any HEX codes for sigmas and subscripting/super scripting? [​IMG]
     
  7. Leila Dougan

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    Max, yup! My intention was to go to medical school but somewhere during the process I realized that it wasn't my true calling. I still highly enjoy the biological sciences, but I'm also very much interested in all things computing. I'm in IT now and plan to stay here, but I do read and study biology in my spare time.

    I have not read Nature via Nurture yet. I'm still trying to finish up a few books on business and IT. That book's on my list, though, and I'll probably read it next. [​IMG]

    Dome, I don't know your answer for sure. Like I said, physiology wasn't my strong suit but I'll review my textbooks and see if I can help you out.
     
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    I have a useless BS in biology. [​IMG] I took Immunology as my final required bio course but that was way back in 1997 so what little I do remember is obsolete now.
    Are you taking grad or undergrad level courses?



    J
     
  9. Max Leung

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    Cool stuff Leila. I forecast that Bioinformatics is in your future. [​IMG] There are a few books on that subject, most notable is one published by O'Reilly. One day I'll look into that subject - once I wait a year or two to ensure it isn't a fad. [​IMG]

    Biology - I could never get into it while at university. But sometimes wish I did only because of the social opportunities I missed!
     
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    Dome:

    If you have any questions about any aspect of medical school (admission, courses, post-graduate training), don't ever hesitate to ask. I graduated less than 10 years ago, so I'd like to think that I can be of some help. [​IMG]
     
  12. Dome Vongvises

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    Today we were learning about the stretch reflex and all those wonderful neurons and motor neurons involved. Unfortunately, I had an attack of allergies in class, and I tried my best to fight a runny nose and keep up with the professor. I look down at my notes and said to myself, "What the hell is this Golgi thing? Oh yeah, it helps slow down muscular contraction."

    [​IMG]
     
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    If you don't have any luck getting into a traditional medical school you could always go the D.O. route. They are exactly the same in the eyes of the American Medical Association.


    Jeff
     
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