Everything is simpler in the comic books. Consider dominion of the world’s oceans. In both Marvel and DC comics, the sunken city of Atlantis (a public domain concept, after all) serves as a capital city for the seven seas. Namor typically sits on the Marvel Atlantean throne (in the upcoming Black Panther film, Namor will hail from TlÄlÅcÄn instead), vigorously defending the interests of the oceans and meeting all surface-dwelling challengers with a hearty “Imperius Rex!” His opposite number at the Distinguished Competition, Aquaman, is less aggressive and less inclined to assert any royal prerogative, but there’s still no question who oversees the seas. Here in the real world, however, most of the ocean belongs to no one. And so we face an open question: who owns the information contained in millions of aquatic genomes?
As we hear of opportunities that may be of interest to Christian scholars, we often share them at the ESN blog as a public service. Duke Divinity School shared this scholarship opportunity with us recently.Â [Read more…] about Duke Divinity Scholarships for Fellowship in Theology, Medicine, and Culture
For graduating 4th year medical students, spring brings warm weather, seasonal allergies, March Madnessâ€¦ and the dreaded Residency Match. The Match is kind of like medicineâ€™s version of online dating. Med students and residencies consider and rank their most eligible suitors, hopefully leading to a 3-to-5 year committed relationship. As Match results are revealed, med schools announce proudly, â€œX percent of our students got their first choice for residency!â€ Then, as in any romantic comedy, residency programs and new physicians live happily ever after. But sometimes not. [Read more…] about The Residency Match: Medicineâ€™s Romantic Comedy
It’s 3am. You wake up hot and clammy. A cactus withered and died in your mouth. Joints you never knew you had scream for WD-40. Breathing hurts. Blinking hurts. You can feel your fingernails growing, and that hurts. Did you get the flu? Zika? Are you patient zero for the latest emerging plague? You could go see a doctor, but you’re a graduate student with rudimentary health insurance whose coverage documentation you barely skimmed because c’mon, you’re young and healthy and you don’t plan on getting sick–no, you don’t plan on having time to get sick. Would a trip to the ED be covered? Does it have to be a certain ED? “Reply hazy; try again” is the best your fevered mind can muster. Can the Internet be your physician? “It is decidedly so.”
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