Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Inspirations

Inspired by Jenny F. Scientist over at Natural Scientist, I surfed over to the Public Health Image Library for some visual stimulation. I am a big fan of what I call, micro-photography. So to add to the information from yesterday, I searched for pictures of the little bastards of whom I wrote so fondly. This is what I ended up with...

Straight from PHIL's mouth:

This photomicrograph reveals bacteria adhering to vaginal epithelial cells known as “clue cells”.

“Clue cells” are epithelial cells that have had bacteria adhere to their surface, obscuring their borders, and imparting a stippled appearance. The presence of such clue cells is a sign that the patient has bacterial vaginosis.

Isn't it pretty? (Thanks Jenny!)






I read a lot of amazing blog posts during the day and am inspired by every single one in one way or another. If I had the time or energy, I would mention all of them. Today, Aurelia at No Matter How Small pinned down the meaning of blogging for me. She tells a great story at the end about which I can't stop thinking. I highly recommend heading over there and checking it out. Thanks Aurelia, I needed that.

OK, now I am going to crawl back under the down comforter and resume the fetal position.

13 comments:

Not so little sister said...

I laughed out loud when I realized what that picture was! And like everyone else has been saying, at least you can get through this and get pregnant!! Wohoo! :) I'm headed over to the blog you mentioned now to read it...I SHOULD be working on my personal statement for the grad program I'm applying for but reading blogs is way better!

Hope you feel better soon so the wine drinking can continue!

Aurelia said...

Aw shucks...sending some love right back at ya...and wow, what a great resource for science pictures and stuff. I love looking at anything science related, and bonus next time my kid does a project, we'll have some good visuals!

Renee said...

funny how something so terrible can take a great picture.

how goes the treatment?

Sharla Dawn said...

Ah yes, the dreaded cootercootie. Sort of like a yeast infection but not quite. Yay. At least they know the right drugs to kill things like that.....

Renee said...

I would like to get a bunny like the one you described. I think it would be funny for our dog to be scared of it.
currently we have two dwarf rabbits. I wish I had known more about them before we got them as dwarfs aren't really people rabbits.

Jackie said...

Sorry to hear you have BV-yuck! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Want to know a secret? I have an IF blog too. I have hidden it on my profile since I wasn't ready to share it with all the people that read the Lanai blog. If you are interested the link is: www.oscarsplaymate.blogspot.com

the waiting line said...

wow - cool picture!

just read your last post too -- horny and sober, eh?!? BUMMER!

Cibele said...

Hi Nicole. I found you while reading Jackie's blog. I am also a woman in science trying to conceive. Sometimes I wish I did no know as much about the science behind conceiving... but again knowledge is power, isn't it? Good luck to you.

I am just finishing my PhD In pharmacology and Toxicology and I am ready to start working!!! Hope I survive the thesis writing process
Nice meeting you and Good luck

Ol' Lady said...

hey...get your ass out of the bed and get doing some exercise!!!!
Staying in the fetal position will not make one...
hope you feel better soon...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good luck in what you are doing.

Jenny F. Scientist (aka JF) said...

Wow. I can't believe the CDC has a picture of that. One of everything.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks for sending me over to read Aurelia's cool story! (((HUG)))

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