Introducing TSRMedics™ - a site wide initiative to stimulate interest in medicine Watch

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Have you ever thought about

- how songs can influence human behaviour and physiological parameters?
- the psychology of everyday life e.g why there's no clocks in a supermarket?
- the accuracy of medicine as protrayed in the media?
- neuroscience behind consciousness / decision making?
- how drugs are being discovered?
- why and how does cancer actually kill?
- how to become a sports doctor / physiotherapist?
(and so, so much more)

Now it's your chance to have your questions answered. :yay:

Introducing TSRMedics - a new section on TSR to stimulate debate and interest in Medicine and related health sciences, with input from medics, students and other allied healthcare professionals.

There will be weekly themes on different parts of the body (e.g. heart week), different specialties (e.g. paediatrics week) and different health sciences careers (e.g. Occupational Therapy week).

We will be posting in different parts of the forum - depending on the theme of the threads (Philosophy / Entertainment / News and current affairs etc.).

Let us know if you are interested, and suggest some questions for us!

What TSRMedics is not:
- a place to ask a doctor / nurse questions (there is a Health section on TSR - but it's for discussion of Health issues NOT diagnosis)
- a place to ask Medical / Dental / Nursing etc. admission questions (there are sections for those things on TSR)

This thread will be updated with upcoming / previous TSRMedics™ sections and their links for ease of access.

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Anything neurology related :heart:
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Not an aspiring med student, but would be interested to learn some of the science for a laugh.
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Anything neurology related :heart:
:ta: for your suggestion.

Can you be any more specific?

There will definitely be a neurology week (possibly month :rofl: ) and a brain week at some point.
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This sounds interesting
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I want to axe a question - see in chemotherapy how WBC count decreases to dangerously low levels - could we not take a sample of blood from the person before chemotherapy and extract the WBCs and clone (like how in labs how specific WBCs are cultured to mass produce antibodies) and inject them into the body so they can replace the WBCs lost due to chemotherapy

that way we don't have to worry about them getting an infection - yes I know antibiotics can be used, but surely a functioning immune system is better than broad spectrum antibiotics
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(Original post by ecolier)


Have you ever thought about

- how songs can influence human behaviour and physiological parameters?
- the psychology of everyday life e.g why there's no clocks in a supermarket?
- the accuracy of medicine as protrayed in the media?
- neuroscience behind consciousness / decision making?
- how drugs are being discovered?
- why and how does cancer actually kill?
- how to become a sports doctor / physiotherapist?
(and so, so much more)

Now it's your chance to have your questions answered. :yay:

Introducing TSRMedics - a new section on TSR to stimulate debate and interest in Medicine and related health sciences, with input from medics, students and other allied healthcare professionals.

There will be weekly themes on different parts of the body (e.g. heart week), different specialties (e.g. paediatrics week) and different health sciences careers (e.g. Occupational Therapy week).

We will be posting in different parts of the forum - depending on the theme of the threads (Philosophy / Entertainment / News and current affairs etc.).

Let us know if you are interested, and suggest some questions for us!

This thread will be updated with upcoming / previous TSRMedics™ threads and their links for ease of access.
nice to see the thread's live
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:ta: for your suggestion.

Can you be any more specific?

There will definitely be a neurology week (possibly month :rofl: ) and a brain week at some point.
It’s almost as if you have a vested interest in all things neurological
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I want to axe a question - see in chemotherapy how WBC count decreases to dangerously low levels - could we not take a sample of blood from the person before chemotherapy and extract the WBCs and clone (like how in labs how specific WBCs are cultured to mass produce antibodies) and inject them into the body so they can replace the WBCs lost due to chemotherapy
:ta: for your suggestion.

I will be sure to tag you in when this question is made into a thread for discussion

*For now, read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemato...ransplantation (which is what I think you asked for - it already exists :yay: )
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It’s almost as if you have a vested interest in all things neurological
I promise I am not paid by the Association of British Neurologists :rofl:

It's not just Neurology here though, it's every medical / allied specialty :yes:
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nice to see the thread's live
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It’s almost as if you have a vested interest in all things neurological
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I think talking about vaccinations could be an issue to discuss (with the increase in parents refusing to vaccinate and recent news about lesbians refusing cervirax and guardasil vaccines, it could be worth looking into - also possibly talk about HPV and how to minimise the risk of it spreading to genital regions).
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:ta: for your suggestion.

I will be sure to tag you in when this question is made into a thread for discussion

*For now, read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemato...ransplantation (which is what I think you asked for - it already exists :yay: )
that's pretty cool, but I was thinking of already matured WBC rather than the stem cells - they would probably not last as long but wouldn't be as dangerous since you would just inject them into the bloodstream
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I promise I am not paid by the Association of British Neurologists :rofl:

It's not just Neurology here though, it's every medical / allied specialty :yes:
Oh I know

I’m a critical care outreach nurse, so have an interest in most things, I look forwards to seeing what discussion pops up
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another topic possibly is to mention about pharmacy being more than selling drugs behind the counter
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This is a brilliant thread: did you think of it ecolier or was it a general TSR brainwave?


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Have you ever thought about

- how songs can influence human behaviour and physiological parameters?
- the psychology of everyday life e.g why there's no clocks in a supermarket?
- the accuracy of medicine as protrayed in the media?
- neuroscience behind consciousness / decision making?
- how drugs are being discovered?
- why and how does cancer actually kill?
- how to become a sports doctor / physiotherapist?
(and so, so much more)

Now it's your chance to have your questions answered. :yay:

Introducing TSRMedics - a new section on TSR to stimulate debate and interest in Medicine and related health sciences, with input from medics, students and other allied healthcare professionals.

There will be weekly themes on different parts of the body (e.g. heart week), different specialties (e.g. paediatrics week) and different health sciences careers (e.g. Occupational Therapy week).

We will be posting in different parts of the forum - depending on the theme of the threads (Philosophy / Entertainment / News and current affairs etc.).

Let us know if you are interested, and suggest some questions for us!

This thread will be updated with upcoming / previous TSRMedics™ threads and their links for ease of access.
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I think talking about vaccinations could be an issue to discuss (with the increase in parents refusing to vaccinate and recent news about lesbians refusing cervirax and guardasil vaccines, it could be worth looking into - also possibly talk about HPV and how to minimise the risk of it spreading to genital regions).
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that's pretty cool, but I was thinking of already matured WBC rather than the stem cells - they would probably not last as long but wouldn't be as dangerous since you would just inject them into the bloodstream
Don't think that WBCs can be taken out of the body and reinjected just like that - stem cell is the next best thing. Plus a filter big enough for WBCs could potentially let cancer cells through. Anyway we'll leave that discussion to when the thread comes!!

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Oh I know

I’m a critical care outreach nurse, so have an interest in most things, I look forwards to seeing what discussion pops up
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another topic possibly is to mention about pharmacy being more than selling drugs behind the counter
:ta: Excellent idea!

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This is a brilliant thread: did you think of it ecolier or was it a general TSR brainwave?
Mine (Just ran it past the boss and she agreed ) :ta: @Oxford Mum
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It shows great initiative and gives people the chance to meander happily down the winding river of medical discussion.

Bravo! :king1:
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Don't think that WBCs can be taken out of the body and reinjected just like that - stem cell is the next best thing. Plus a filter big enough for WBCs could potentially let cancer cells through. Anyway we'll leave that discussion to when the thread comes!!



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:ta: Excellent idea!



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Will show it to my son. He'll love it.
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Don't think that WBCs can be taken out of the body and reinjected just like that - stem cell is the next best thing. Plus a filter big enough for WBCs could potentially let cancer cells through. Anyway we'll leave that discussion to when the thread comes!!



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:ta: Excellent idea!



Mine (Just ran it past the boss and she agreed ) :ta: @Oxford Mum
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