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    (Original post by G4ry)
    It's not "that" easy i've heard. You can't reproduce 3 days before hand, you can only go 3 times and they have a strict screening process.

    Girls can donate eggs if they really like.
    You can only go 3 times? Why? I want to flood the world with my sperm.
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    I think you have to go a minimum of 3 times actually. What sort of stuff can you be asked to do in these clinical trials, and where can I find out about it?
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    I think you have to go a minimum of 3 times actually. What sort of stuff can you be asked to do in these clinical trials, and where can I find out about it?
    stuff like testing new painkillers for side effects, they advertise in university type places
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    (Original post by Sage)
    I'm not considering it.
    you did, how else would you arrive at the conclusion that you wouldn't do it?
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    I think you have to go a minimum of 3 times actually. What sort of stuff can you be asked to do in these clinical trials, and where can I find out about it?
    No, I think it's maximum, although I'm not 100% either. Otherwise it could turn into a handy part-time job (excuse the pun).
    One clinical trial they did on a bunch of med students a few years ago was strapping them up to a machine with electrodes attached and just telling them their electrical impulses were being measured.
    Half way through this 'experiment' they were then told that something had gone wrong, followed by a series of alarms and flashing lights. Then random people started rushing into the room with white coats on and started 'panicking'. This turned out to be a rather dubious experiment measuring medical student's hormones during high periods of stress!! - Slightly unethical me thinks.
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    No, I think it's maximum, although I'm not 100% either. Otherwise it could turn into a handy part-time job (excuse the pun).
    One clinical trial they did on a bunch of med students a few years ago was strapping them up to a machine with electrodes attached and just telling them their electrical impulses were being measured.
    Half way through this 'experiment' they were then told that something had gone wrong, followed by a series of alarms and flashing lights. Then random people started rushing into the room with white coats on and started 'panicking'. This turned out to be a rather dubious experiment measuring medical student's hormones during high periods of stress!! - Slightly unethical me thinks.
    Try getting that past the LREC nowadays.
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    Try getting that past the LREC nowadays.
    Yes, I think the principle of 'non-maleficence' would crop up a few times during that meeting!
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    Yes, I think the principle of 'non-maleficence' would crop up a few times during that meeting!
    Now you've lost me. HEHE!
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    Now you've lost me. HEHE!
    Sorry, ooh just read that medical students have the highest rates of suicide amongst all university students. Something bright to end the day with.
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    Sorry, ooh just read that medical students have the highest rates of suicide amongst all university students. Something bright to end the day with.
    Oh great ..... Thanks for telling me that.
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    Oh great ..... Thanks for telling me that.
    No probs. Have you had your ball yet?
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    No probs. Have you had your ball yet?
    No its on saturday at Old Trafford, not that I have any money left. How about yours?
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    No its on saturday at Old Trafford, not that I have any money left. How about yours?
    Yeah, saturday gone. Was absolutely great, although I would hope it would be for £50! Make sure you take a camera!
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    Yeah, saturday gone. Was absolutely great, although I would hope it would be for £50! Make sure you take a camera!
    Ours was £45, i can't wait.
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    Ours was £45, i can't wait.
    I can't believe we're more than half way through the first year. I know this is a bit of a spammy post (I do usually post with more than a line!), but only another 50 to go and I'll reach 1000!! This place is surprisingly addictive!
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    I can't believe we're more than half way through the first year. I know this is a bit of a spammy post (I do usually post with more than a line!), but only another 50 to go and I'll reach 1000!! This place is surprisingly addictive!
    I know, its tooooo addictive, i've done virtually no work today
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    At Cardiff Uni there is the common cold centre, and they pay about £20 or so for volunteers both with a cold/flu and healthy ones. Apparantly you get split into groups and some have their feet in a bowl of cold water and tubes up their nose or something... Sounds interesting anyway!
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    Now you've lost me. HEHE!
    You lost me at LREC, although I do know what non-maleficence is. Do you guys get a medics' ball then? We don't, but then I don't know if I could afford it on top of Clare May Ball (£90)
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You lost me at LREC, although I do know what non-maleficence is. Do you guys get a medics' ball then? We don't, but then I don't know if I could afford it on top of Clare May Ball (£90)
    LREC = Local Research Ethics Committee
    And yea we have a medics ball, its on saturday! WUUUUUUUUU.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You lost me at LREC, although I do know what non-maleficence is. Do you guys get a medics' ball then? We don't, but then I don't know if I could afford it on top of Clare May Ball (£90)
    Just had mine (sat), twas certainly a memorable experience. Anywhere that has a champagne reception and lifesize DNA replica model in the reception room is certainly worth a night out, lol.
    My friend's going to Claire Coll next year. I remember walking through the college with her when I accompanied her to an open day - very scenic. Your ball better be good for £90!
 
 
 
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