As you recall, there are two types of bone growth: intramembranous, which develops around cartilage and endochondral which develops within a cartilaginous template. The pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle both develop using both of these methods, resulting in some parts that are thick and wibbly (there you go, mom) and some that are thin… Continue reading Part III – The Girdles
We are now going to get into the nitty-gritty development of the vertebrae and thorax! If you recall from yesterday, a lot of bones in the body are first formed from a template made of loose connective tissues called mesenchyme. Then, cartilage starts to take over this template in a process called chondrification. After the cartilaginous… Continue reading Part II – The Thorax
Hey guys! I haven’t updated in a long time because there is nothing new to say. I’ve traveled between the library, class, and my flat with the occasional trip to a study-buddy’s house for highly ineffective study sessions. Same as last update. However, since we are at the end of week 10, we only have… Continue reading Get Ready to Learn!!
I have, however, given up all semblances of a life. I have gone nowhere except class, the library, and home for several weeks now. Actually, I did make a quick trip into town last week with some ladies from my cohort for some retail therapy. I finally own a pair of jeans. I have been spending… Continue reading I’m Not Dead…
Week 1 is officially over (and week 2 in full swing). Here’s the low-down on my classes: Developmental Juvenile Osteology – the University of Dundee has the collection for juvenile skeletal remains. And the textbook was written using those remains by the head of the Centre for Human Anatomy and Identification (CAHID). So we are the… Continue reading I’m already behind…
“Fresher’s Week” is drawing to an end! Here’s what I’ve been up to: Tuesday – Friday mornings I attended a gateway lecture on surviving the post-graduate process. We started out the first day talking about our fears for the coming year, what we thought it would be like, etc. Turns out my mental picture of… Continue reading Final Countdown!
On Saturday, I took it upon myself to explore the nearby neighborhoods. I walked for about an hour and saw a good portion of Dundee between my flat and the university, including a large park, lots of gorgeous architecture, and the River Tay that forms Dundee’s southern border. And, of course, I have pictures for… Continue reading Endless Walking