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May 15th 2007
Published: May 15th 2007
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Well, settled back into old dunners again. Its not so bad as I thought actually. I found an awesome flat, with the most amaaaaazing view, which is only 5 minutes drive from town (plus park-finding time of course ugh! damn the bus for being so expensive I have to take my car!). Considering the places I've been, thats pretty darn close! Kinda funny though, in Dunedin its a bit in the wops, people ask me 'why are you living way out theeeeere?!'
PhD is slowly getting momentum. For those of you who understand or care for the semi-specifics of what I'm actually studying, i'm looking at liver regeneration in the mouse after partial hepatectomy (chop out 70% of the liver and sew him up again), and the involvement of complement, the toll-like receptor 4 pathway, and Kupffer cells.
Pretty exciting stuff, after you chop out most of the liver it grows back to the same size after 1-2 weeks! I'm gonna be playing around with different mice strains, that have had particular genes removed or mutated. Will be good to get back into some experiments again.


15th June 2007

Poor mice !! Cool Trip
And that's a lovely view, i would kill to get a place somewhere like that. All i can see from my window is a big tree and lots of traffic.

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