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Summer School in Molecular Medicine June 9, 2010

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Jena University HospitalThe deadline is tomorrow for applicants willing to take part in a one-month summer school in molecular medicine at the University of Jena.

August 30th – September 29th, 2010, Jena, Germany

The Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research of the University Hospital of Jena invites young scientists from all over the world to participate in the Summer School of Molecular Medicine. The Summer School will be held from August 30 till September 29, 2010, in Jena, Germany, and will provide an excellent opportunity to get familiar with research topics of molecular medicine and modern laboratory techniques. In addition, social events will provide a setting to meet and to learn more about the cultural life in Jena and its environs.
This opportunity is for all people with a  master’s degree (or equivalent) in biosciences, biochemistry, medicine or related fields. The candidates will complete a practical course consisting of modules from four different complexes (Molecular Biology, Morphology, Functional Analyses, and Animal Models). The courses are accompanied by a lecture series. Highly motivated candidates will have the possibility to apply for a PhD position in the participating research groups.
Full program listing may be found here.
I hope to see you there!
– András

FluidSurveys December 3, 2008

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FluidSurveys Since I hope to work in academics soon, I am always on the lookout for novel tools that might make my work easier one day. And here is one I think I will be using: FluidSurveys. With it, creating an online survey becomes as easy as dragging and dropping, and results may be viewed online or exported to a spreadsheet software.

– Andras

Radiology Books October 18, 2008

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If your virtual bookshelves are empty:

– Andras

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DocStoc October 15, 2008

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find and share professional documentsHere is the latest addition to my list of document sharing communities: DocStoc. Registration is free, and you may upload a vast amount of your documents into your very own MyDocs folder, which you can share or  post to your website/blog. A smart application, Docstoc Sync, allows you to sync documents on your PC with your online MyDocs folder. More on Docstoc:

Docstoc is the premier online community to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform for users and businesses to upload and share their documents with all the world, and serves as a vast repository of documents in variety of categories including legal, business, financial, technology, educational, and creative. All documents on docstoc can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded for free.

Docstoc also provides technology through various APIs and Widgets to help facilitate the sharing and promotion of documents across the web. The site has popularized the use of embedding documents throughout the blogosphere and mainstream media.

– Andras

On stage with Science October 8, 2008

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The very latest amongst scientific community sites is ScienceStage. It is said to be “the universal online portal for science, advanced teaching and academic research.” As education is geared more and more towards the Internet, it is worth exploring the many opportunities offered by this and other community sites:

ScienceStage.com offers the following primary features:
– Publishing and managing of video and audio clips (e.g. lectures, interviews, documentaries)
– Publishing and managing of text documents (e.g. scientific papers, lecture notes, study documents)
– Commenting, assessing of contributions and embedding of all media
– Creation of playlists and lists of favorites
– Community and networking functions: creating of personal or institutional profiles (e.g. for individuals, universities, institutes, publishers), messaging, contacting, commenting
– Creating of groups (e.g. for virtual classroom, venue, special topics)

– Andras

The whole brain Atlas March 17, 2008

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This morning we’ve received a very helpful comment from Y.S., who is running a medical blog also, prep4md.blogspot.com. He suggested, to visit the site of Harvard Medical School. The library I could explore there was amazing to me.

In The Whole Brain Atlas you can view MRI sections through a living human brain as well as corresponding sections stained for cell bodies or for nerve fibers. The stained sections are from a different brain than the one which was scanned for the MRI images…

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A great collection to explore neuroimaging for students and even for MDs. In the Normal brain section you can set slice, anatomical structure, choose between MRI T1 or T2 and even PET. There are some Quicktime motion pictures eg of vascular anatomy. Diseases are sorted, so you can study these separative groups: Cerebrovascular, Neuroplastic, Degenerative and Inflammatory or Infectious disease.

MRIs are allowed anyone to use them with no restrictions as long as you mention their source. Therefor the Copyright information:

All of the images on this site are copyrighted. They were produced with the support of public funds, and we wish to keep them available for public use. You may use them for any purpose which will not interfere with their use by others. We do ask that you SECURE OUR PERMISSION, so that we can track the uses being made.

There is no charge for the permission nor for the use of the images. The permission process is important for our guidance in producing additional images and also for maintaining our public support. We also ask that you credit this site as the source of the image(s), and the National Science Foundation for its support.

Thank you for the tip Y.S!


Brush up on your Physics and Chemistry with MITOPENCOURSEWARE! March 4, 2008

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MIT OpenCourseWare

The beauty of diagnostic imaging is that one has to be a chemist, a physicist and a doctor at the same time to appreciate and understand all about this area of medicine. But as this science evolves one needs to store a lot of new information and some of the old ones tend to sink down a little bit, making them more difficult to access quickly. So, instead of picking up one of your old, dusty and probably out-of-date college books, why don’t you get a fresh start at these subjects with the help of Web 2.0 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

About this siteCurrently number 7 on U.S.News’ list of America’s Best Colleges, MIT is committed to:

generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Since 2002 you may take some of MIT’s courses and exams via the Internet! Lecture notes are available in pdf., while podcasts can be downloaded in rm., and mp3. formats. Older courses are updated, and new ones are added continuously, so check regularly or sign up to their RSS feed! Some are even translated to Spanish, Chinese and other languages. OCW materials may be downloaded and used freely, but it is stated on the site that these materials do not reflect the whole content of a course and that MIT does not guarantee a degree!

If you feel like taking a dive in MIT course materials, I recommend you try these:

– Andras

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The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Medicine Podcast March 1, 2008

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I love reading, but when podcasts came around I felt relieved. The fact that I can download and take along my favorite posts, lectures, news pieces and listen to them along my way is just great. But there are not many podcasts in the subject of diagnostic imaging. Unfortunately, organizations such the EANM, or journals such as the EJNM have not yet caught up with the new trend of web 2.0. They still have a lot to learn from websites such as the New England Journal of Medicine Online.
Fortunately, bloggers have solved that problem as well! I found a valuable blog on Blogspot that is dedicated solely to podcasts on nuclear medicine! Chech it out today, and sign up to their feed. It is well worth your time. You may download the full text of each podcast along with the mp3 file, and most podcasts have pictures of their topic included.

– Andras

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