Monday, February 19, 2007

FISH HEADS!!! FIIIISH HEEEEEEEEEEADS!!!!!!!!!!

Today we had a visiting MD/PhD give a little presentation on her research, as she is applying for a position within the microbiology/immunology department. She does more of the 'immunology' thing, which doesnt normally interest me, but she did give me a couple things to think about:

1. Dendritic cells can differentiate into osteoblasts. Dendritic cells. Osteoblasts. I wouldnt have thought of that in a billion years. Weird!!

2. Osteoclasts are multinucleated. When she flashed this pic up, you know what I thought:


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SYNCYTIA!!!!!!!!! SYNCYTIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

During the Q&A session afterwards, Boss asks her "So how do those multineucleated cells form? How is the fusion mediated?" And I KNEW when he saw her slide he thought SYYYYYNNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCCYYYYYYYYYYTIAAAAA!!!!!! too. hehehe! One of my best friends has this cabin and little lake like 10 minutes outside of our hometown. We used to go there every day it was warm enough (and many days it wasnt) to go swimming and fishing and such. Well, you could never go fishing without taking her white lab, Legend. Legend LOVED fish heads. Not fish. Fish heads. If you gave him a fish, hed eat the head. Thats it. Any time you caught a fish, you could see his cute puppy mind screaming "FIIIIIIIIIIIIISHHHHHHHH HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEADS!"

Glad to see I have the same cognitive processes as a Labrador :P

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