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This past week at the Durham VA has been a busy one. The majority of my time this summer has been spent in the pharmacy filling inpatient and outpatient prescriptions. By doing so, I have been able to learn names of perscriptions by seeing them first hand. I have also spent time working the outpatient window, talking with

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Sorry for the delay in postings guys – the last two weeks have been really busy, but have shown me the value/power of communication and diligence. Like all research assistants, I carry out a variety of tasks, but I’ve also been privileged enough to lead the Eye Tracking Analysis (ETA) Team…just in case you didn’t notice,

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One of my favorite laboratory duties here at YPEP is working with fMRI data and images. These images are 3D pictures of the brain that are taken by displacing hydrogen molecules. After being magnetically drawn out of place, the realigning movement of these molecules is recorded, mapping out the brain based upon the density of

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Wow… things have been quite busy in the lab!  There are so many different techniques and skills that I am learning.  This past week I learned how to do “immunocy to chemistry.”  The basis on this technique is having a primary antibody tag a protein (in my case GPR109A) and then have a secondary antibody that binds

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To be a well-rounded researcher, you have to be creative enough to design and advertise an experiment, resourceful enough to find funding, aware enough to keep participants engaged, and intelligent enough to properly organize and analyze data. This week the Yale Positive Emotion and Psychopathology (YPEP) laboratory has helped me sharpen my data organization/analysis skills.

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