Friday, 15 March 2013

Why are medical students so boring

I was reading the news the other day and came across this article. The idea of a bunch of students sending a mobile phone into space is pretty cool. The problem with their experiment is that the speaker is not physically separated from the microphone so vibrations will be able to pass through the phone itself. If they truly wanted to test whether sound can be transmitted in space then the two components would have to be separated by a vacuum.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Chronic Fatigue - I'm a believer

Although chronic fatigue does not strictly fall under immunology, one of the consultants in the department has a special interest in chronic fatigue. When he offered me the chance to sit in on one of his clinics I can't say that I was particularly excited, I thought I was in for a boring afternoon. The truth was far from it, I actually enjoyed my time in the clinic and came out with a very different viewpoint of chronic fatigue.