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In Topic: Medicine

10 February 2012 - 03:42 AM

I actually just had a lecture on cystic fibrosis yesterday and learned that the FDA just approved a new drug to treat it.  Here is a link to the NY Times article about it:
It's actually really cool because it's the first drug to actually target a genetic mutation causing the defect in the CFTR channel instead of just affecting the channel.  It only works on one specific mutation and there are a lot which cause CF, but its still a huge step.

I'll try to remember to post links in here when I read something cool and medical.

Also, I'm a current third year medical student so if anyone is really interested in going to medical school and has questions or wants advice, feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to help

In Topic: Gluten-free

10 February 2012 - 03:26 AM

Udi's makes the best gluten free muffins I've found. I've tried the blueberry, chocolate, and lemon struesel, but I think there's also cinnamon rolls. I'm not sure what stores carry their stuff (the one I shop at is regional), but I believe you can buy their items online through their website, and I haven't checked but they probably have some sort of list of stores that carry that brand.
Someone already mentioned Glutino, and I have to agree that they make fantastic gluten free pizzas.

Here are a couple of websites with gluten free recipes (I haven't actually tried most of them because I don't cook much, but a lot of the recipes look like they could be really good):

There are a few chain restaurants that I know for sure have gluten free menus: Pizzeria Uno, Olive Garden, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, P.F. Changs. I'm sure there are more but those are the only ones I know off the top of my head.

Also for anyone in or visiting the New York/Pennsylvania area, Wegman's has awesome gluten free sections at least in all the stores near me and the ones my grandma goes to, plus if you go to their website they actually have a list of all the gluten free items in the store.

In Topic: Medical Nerds, help please!

11 September 2011 - 01:18 AM

Definitely rest! Also though, if you go to a doctor or a physical therapist, there are a few stretches that they can show you that help the pain like you wouldn't believe. I never would've thought that stretching could help with herniated discs at all, but it really can.

In Topic: Shows that should never have been cancelled

05 May 2011 - 01:02 AM

My So-Called Life!!  I love that show!  There's so much more that could've happened with it.  
Roswell.  I was so sad when this got cancelled!  I didn't really like the 2nd half of the 3rd season though; I feel like it moved really far away from what it started out as.  So basically if it went back to being more similar to the first 2 seasons I would've loved to have seen it continue.

In Topic: Top 100 Books

02 May 2011 - 02:34 PM

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie