The Medical Student Diaries

My name means peace and I really wish there was more of it in the world. I am a second year student in college, hoping to become a doctor extraordinaire one day. I am a Palestinian Muslim girl living in New York, ready to take on anything life throws at me. You are welcome to join me on my journey of all kinds of growth.

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Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times

If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.

  1. Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
  2. Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
  3. Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
  4. Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives
  5. An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
  6. Zebrafish embryo
  7. A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
  8. Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
  9. Developing Zebrafish Fin
  10. Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)

(via freshphotons)

Lack of sleep amplifies the brain’s anticipatory reactions, raising overall anxiety levels.

—(via psych-facts)

Sleep helps turn important memories from temporary to permanent storage.

—(via psych-facts)