Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Diagnostics Days 1 and 2

This week I am on diagnostic medicine.  This basically entails necropsies (animal autopsies), biopsies (identifying tumors, etc that have been removed from live animals), and virus and bacteria testing.  Yesterday was pretty boring as it was basically kind of an introduction and we iddn't do anything fun.  This morning however, we did pig necropsies and then learned some of the ways that the lab at school does virus testing.  Finally, we learned how to take a pig liver and intestine and put them onto agar plates to test them for bacteria.  Now tonight, I am going to be making soup kits for World Relief at Brown House.  Three more days and Thanksgiving break will be here!

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