Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy birthday Caitlin P.!

The UW MSTP blog wishes a wonderful birthday to one of our beloved directors!  We hope your year is full of fun, conferences in exotic locales, and lots and lots of grant money.

For your birthday, the UW MSTP blog would like to express our gratitude for introducing us to the wonder of Canadian children's programming:

(We really hope this is the original show.  The UW MSTP blog was surprised at how many variations of "Hammy the hamster sings "My nuts!" they had to wade through in order to find this video.) 

Happy birthday Ben S.!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!  May your year be full of happiness, and may your stem cells only differentiate into the cell lineages you want them to differentiate into.

The UW MSTP blog was unable to find a cute cake or a funny song about stem cells, so we hope you enjoy this entertaining gif of a racoon confused by cotton candy. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Your Daily Dose of Science History!

There are few things we love more than science at the
Blog of the UW MSTP. Here's a quick video to add a
little more science and history to your day!

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MSTP Model of the Month

Pretty awesome that we remembered to get this up on the blog
before the end of March! Our second-ever UW MSTP
Model of the Month!

Featured here is Brett M. modeling Green Plant. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy birthday Sara B.!

Here's hoping you have an excellent day and a wonderful year full of brains and brain pathology! 

For your birthday, the UW MSTP offers you a potential alternative to the standard and oh-so-dull written thesis:

Happy happy birthday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy birthday Jack H.!

Hope you're having a wonderful day and a wonderful rest of your year!

The UW MSTP blog hopes that your M2 year is drawing to a close as smoothly as can reasonably expected!  We offer you this video to soothe your nerves in case the boards have started/will soon start to get you down:

(What can we say, it works for us!)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Every Year at My Physical Exam

Haha, just kidding. That would mean that every year I actually
go in for my physical exam... 

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Friday, March 20, 2015

It's Match Day!

The excitement. THE EXCITEMENT! 


Congratulations to all our UW MSTP and 
their UW SMPH classmates matching today!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Obviously Not So Obvious Facts on Blood

Blue veins through skin and blue veins on charts 
have been misleading us all this time! 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy birthday Aman P.!

Have a wonderful birthday and a year full of fun and successful experiments!

For your birthday, the UW MSTP has found you proof that your research (or, at least, the main subjects of your research) are successfully making their way into popular culture:

Spongebob cameos-->More public representation-->More awareness-->More funding!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Words of Encouragement

There are quite a few UW MSTP students working on thesis/dissertation 
writing right now. To all of you in that slow race to the finish, you can do it!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day

A musical take on a familiar constant for this mathematical occasion.

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brain Science, Clarification of Popular Misconceptions, AND Puns -- Who Could Ask for More?

If anyone has ever tried to make a smug implication 
about their intellectual superiority citing their musical
tastes or their photographic memory, you might
want to watch this short video by Brain Craft 
to hear a little more about the science (or lack thereof) 
behind such claims. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Movie Magic In the Pre-Premier Era

Have you ever wondered how green screen worked before
computers were around to swap out backgrounds at the 
click of a button? Well, this short video from Tom Scott 
sums up the process quite nicely -- check it out!

Video brought to you by Youtube.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Grad School (Arguably, Also Applicable to Medical School)

Wise words from the internet. 
Don't let a bad case of the Mondays get you down today! 
Like success, spring is just around the corner! 

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

We Are About 99% Sure This is How It Works

Healthy hands make a healthy hospital,
so don't forget to gel in gel out, everyone!

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Seminar Snacks Party!

We at the UW MSTP can get pretty serious about
our seminar snacks -- especially when Laura F. is
signed up for the job. Thanks for the awesome 
edibles, Laura! And let's not forget Daryl F. who also 
provided the assortment of drinks on the same day. 

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Art, Insights, and Cookie Monster

Cookie  Monster recently shared some of his food-focused
shower thoughts while touring art museums in NYC. 
We thought you might want to hear his insights as well. 

Video brought to you by Youtube.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The History Behind A Calendar We Use Every Day

It's already the second day of March, but does it still feel 
like it's February to some of you? If you've ever wondered
why February is always the shortest of the months, 
here's a video from PBS Digital Studios to explain
why that is. (Hint: the Romans.) 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

M1 Block Exams Start Tomorrow

Good luck with your next set of block exams, M1's!
Don't forget to take care of yourselves and get some 
rest the night before. Some of those exams start early!

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