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  1. Fastbleep Medical Notes is looking for new Editors!

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    Do you want to join the Fastbleep Editorial Team? We are looking for medical students and junior doctors to join our editorial board commencing October 2012. The following posts are available: - Orthopaedics - ENT - Renal - Endocrinology - Neurology - Neurosurgery - Dentistry for Medics - Care of...
  2. Motivation, influence and social networks

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    I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine this last week. The first time I had an idea for this post, it was a really miserable day in October last year, and rain was bucketing down in central London. A couple of friends and I had gotten soaked walking a...
  3. Starting up

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    This week, in a bid to get a break from thesis writing, I’ve been to two business planning sessions in Manchester. The first was at Innospace at the MMU Business School (where Fastbleep is based), and the second was a Lean Startup Group meeting held at Manchester Business School. We saw...
  4. The value of tweeting

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    During presentations, I often ask how many of the audience uses Twitter. When the crowd is medical students, the number of hands in the air rarely exceeds about 5% of the audience. Even in Manchester, where the medical school will in September provide iPads for all clinical students, Twitter usage...
  5. Cyanobacteria and Smarties

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    In the buildup to the launch of Fastbleep Biology, Greta Santagata posts on the surprising link between cyanobacteria, oxygen and cerulean confectionary. We owe a lot to the cyanobacteria. First of all, no oxygen would be present in our atmosphere if it weren’t for the help of these little creatures....
  6. Physiological Society Grant: Cells Are Us workshop

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    Cells Are Us, the all-new Fastbleep Biology Schools workshop, has been awarded a generous grant by The Physiological Society. This grant will allow Fastbleep Biology Schools volunteers to take the world of cells, tissues and organs out of the textbook and into the classroom. Using microscopes, dissection kits and clay models, students will...
  7. Conference jargon 101

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    I’ve been thinking about my first conference this week, and how instinctive these events seem to me now. I thought it might be helpful for newcomers to conferences to debunk some of the jargon. These are just off the top of my head, I’m sure there are many more. If...