Posted 5 days ago

sciencenote:

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) in 1944 became the third woman elected to the Academy. In the 1940s and 1950s McClintock’s work on the cytogenetics of maize led her to theorize that genes are transposable — they can move around — on and between chromosomes. McClintock drew this inference by observing changing patterns of coloration in maize kernels over generations of controlled crosses. The idea that genes could move did not seem to fit with what was then known about genes, but improved molecular techniques of the late 1970s and early 1980s allowed other scientists to confirm her discovery, and consequently she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983. This made McClintock the first American woman to win an unshared Nobel. McClintock was born in Hartford, CT, and obtained her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture. From 1931-1933 she was supported by a fellowship from the National Research Council; from 1941until her death she worked at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Among the many honors awarded her was the National Medal of Science, the US government’s highest science award, which she received in 1970.

(Source: nas.edu)

Posted 1 week ago

Message from my dinner tonight…part deux #MysticOccurrences

Posted 1 week ago

Message from my dinner tonight … #MysticOccurrences #TheyGotMe #CantBreathe #SickLikeASickFuck

Posted 1 week ago

Why have lunch when you could take a nap. #PTAProgram #LastRotation #overIT #SleepVSHunger #HungerGames (at Joseph L Morse Geriatric Center)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Haven’t seen this number in years!!!!! #diabetes #pokerstick #notgonnaDEFINEme #PtEducation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just … finish … the test …

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Posted 3 weeks ago

how i come home each day from clinical

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and also why I’ve been horrible at updating this blog… my bad

Posted 3 weeks ago

finding very subtle signs that its time to progress your patient

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The dangers of accepting a job in geriatric home health (or what you hope not to see when entering the home).

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Posted 4 weeks ago

No time to relax #getitdone #ptaprogram

Posted 1 month ago

A common SNF/acute care technique not formally taught in school - gait dragging

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Posted 1 month ago

when friends and family ask how the semester is going

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Posted 1 month ago

The Sound of Physical Therapy

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Stim pads on muscles and testing sensation,

Accessing directly and manipulation,

Ruling anatomy just like we’re Kings,

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Posted 1 month ago

getting through pt school takes a lot of collaboration and teamwork, always give credit where credit is due

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Posted 1 month ago

#PTA #BeachDay #2014Cohort #BCNorth (at Pompano Beach Pier)