Posted in Links, Uncategorized on Apr 1st, 2012
The Dog Zombie just published a post describing their feelings as they finish Vet School. It’s a profound and inspiring essay, and I encourage everyone in my position, anxiously awaiting if you’ll get to attend school this year, to give it a read. I personally hope DZ will be hiring when I graduate, or even giving the commencement when I walk.
The post is titled “Navel Gazing with a Dog Zombie”
Posted in Links on Feb 29th, 2012
Here’s another digest of great articles and blog posts I’ve come across in the last month:
Neurobonkers has an excellent discussion on the prevalence of scientific fraud.
Smaller Questions looks at the effect of circadian rhythms on immune responses.
Molecular Love talks bout the gene Pumilio 1′s role in preventing overzealous sperm apoptosis.
Animalwise talks about a couple articles that indicate that dogs can understand us, specifically being able to differentiate between nouns and verbs.
ScienceDaily has an article discussing the creation of methicillin-resistant Staph Aureus within livestock, and relevance to antibiotic use, another detailing a newly discovered prion disease that is ten times more lethal than common hoof-and-mouth disease, and one more discussing obesity’s effect on dogs’ quality of life.
ASAS had an amazing webchat talking about the politics of farm animal welfare, and what we in agriculture should be doing to keep science as well as personal ethics in the discussion. About 35 minutes long before the submitted questions. It’s an amazing lecture and raised some excellent points.
Finally, Jason Goldman has an amazing article detailing observed tool use by a captive dingo. Complete with video! Read all about it at The Thoughtful Animal.
That’s it for this round, look for another batch of links in a month or so. Also, if you want to see more blog posts backed by peer reviewed research, check the homepage of researchblogging.org, you’ll see Animal Science Review on there, as well as most of what I read outside of my usual feeds.
Posted in Links on Jan 9th, 2012
Again, here’s your digest of cool posts I’ve come across.
Ask a Vet Question Blog has some awesome pictures of a huge umbilical hernia being repaired, along with details on their procedure.
Clinicians Brief has a case report of a spay that went south due to (at the time) unknown complications.
I came across this video detailing a method of gene expression that I hadn’t learned in either my cell biology or biochemistry classes. These things are just cool.
Even cooler is this collection of images that Penn State has arranged in this virtual cat dissection. Labeled by system and a handy reference!
Last, Mutant Dragon has had a couple of great posts discussing use of antibiotics in agriculture settings and the political perspective. Spend some time browsing that blog, it’s pretty awesome.
Posted in Links on Dec 12th, 2011
I see a lot of other blogs doing this, and I though it might be a good resource for those who read here. Here are some cool blog articles that I read this month.
Rogue Medic talks about how useful Epinephrine is when used to create a pulse during cardiac arrest, and its effect on the percentage of outpatients with brain damage.
MutantDragon has a great discussion on the history of the anti-vaccine movement, and where it is today.
Protein Evolution and Other Musings talks about bacterial proteins in eukaryotic cells.
Plos Blogs has an often repeated, but no less true, chat with media outlets about the nature and implications of individual study results.
SkeptVet had a similar article in the same vein.
Rule of 6ix has a really cool immunology article detailing new research on how influenza begins its initial infection and relates it to measles. It’s very accessible and educational.
Those are all the recent ones I remember for now, but I’ll start collecting these for the future and post them once and a while, enjoy!