Instagram for doctors is ‘bloody’ amazing…

While the layman might enjoy perusing their phone to gaze upon their friend’s lunches or recent trips overseas medical professionals are using their very own social media apps to help save patient’s lives. Newly developed apps such as Figure 1 are taking the guess work out of complicated medical cases.

Launched in 2013 Figure 1 allows medical professional (doctors, EMTs, nurses etc) to upload images of their various medical scans/samples/specimens to crowd-source diagnosis. Technically anyone can view the images but only medical professionals can become verified (much like celebrities and their social media pages). The idea was born from the fact that 10,000 medically related emails and texts were already being sent between doctors each day in the U.S, according to Figure 1 co-founder Dr. Joshua Landy.

.....Images are often heavily censored to protect patient’s privacy and are not published if deemed unnecessary. Not only does it allow professional collaboration but can be used as a teaching tool, professors often upload medical images for their students to comment and discuss to support their classes.

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Liquid water flows on Mars….somewhat intermittently.

Evidence has been found recently, via NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), indicating the presence of liquid water on Mars.

Dark, long streaks found on Mars’ surface (referred to as recurring slope lineae) have been an area of inquiry since 2010. Since they appear to ebb and flow with time and are present only in the warmer season, scientists have often thought that these downhill flows could be related to liquid water.

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Time lapse videos for your viewing pleasure.

Need a guilt free study break?? Feast your scientist eyes on these remarkable time lapse videos brought to you by Patel Lab.

Below is a video recording the development of frog eggs but other videos on the site include those documentingDrosophila development (genetics students will be familar with this model organism) as well as the water basedParhyale.

Published by Nipam H. Patel

Enjoy!

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What actually happens when a jellyfish stings you?

We all know that jellyfish are venomous and that they sting you if you are unfortunate enough to get too close but what is actually happening?

Australian scientists at James Cook University in Cairns have captured the microscopic response of nematocysts (the organelle responsible for injecting you with venom) belonging to a sea anemone. On average it took 11 milliseconds before these microscopic needles deployed and therefore needed to be watched in slow motion (see GIF below).

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For the full length video, brought to you by youtuber SmaterEveryDay click here.

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Career Goat: Should I start thinking about my career?

Hi Lisa! I’m in my 5th year of a 4 year double degree, my grades are pretty average, and right now I’m just focused on getting through. Should I be thinking about my career now, and what should I be doing? Sincerely, Tim

Dear Tim,

Thank you so much for your question. It is really important to start thinking about your career now. It doesn’t need to be arduous task. I have a 15/5 rule so 15 minutes a day 5 days a week. There is a career model (SODI) that can be used as a tool to start with the 15/5.

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Career Goat: I’ve got no relevant experience!?

Question 1: What should I do if I don’t have relevant experience in the field I am interested in? Especially if I’ve missed out on lots of volunteering opportunities?

Dear ScapeGoat Subscriber,

Thank you for your question above.  As a careers consultant I have worked with many students, graduates and career changes who feel that they don’t have the relevant experience for the jobs they are interested in. However it is important not to feel discouraged by this fact. There a number of strategies that you can undertake to help you to overcome this problem.

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From Trash To Diamonds

Rahad R., Chemistry Honours student

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rubbish collector. It seemed like a cool job at that age, driving those magnificent trucks with their mechanical arms that can pick up anything. I remember my neighbours teasing me about it all the time.

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