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GWD

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*cringes at the Drosophiliacs on behalf of all geneticists around the world*

anatomical snuffbox
dimples of Venus
lymphangiogenesis
pertubation
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maybe I'm the King of the Geeks, but I love the vernacular :love:
 
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Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Guillain-Barre syndrome
neurosarcoidosis
neurocysticercosis
pretty much any neurological disease

if you can pronounce neurologic disease names correctly, it makes you seem quite knowledgeable... ;)
 
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Without question:

borborygmi
Good choice. :thumbup:

I like atelectasis (how it sounds, not seeing patients who have it :hungover: ) Also, pheochromocytoma. Pheo for short. It's such a cute, rhythmic name.
 
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Went looking through the archives and found this gem of a thread. Decided to bump it up to see if there was any further interest.

On a related note, how do you all pronounce "apoptosis"? The pathology attendings who taught our basic science classes (years ago for me, now) say appoe-TOH-sis, but everyone else in the world seems to say "ay-pop-tosis" or "ah-pop-tosis" -- any preferences here? :)
 
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I heard an amazing story (unsure about veracity) about a molecular bio conference. A student had discovered some novel protein which had high levels of activity and folding for a short period of time, after which it underwent a conformational change and became dormant and quite stable. In fact, it was so stable that he named the protein "tenure" :D :D :D all these faculty became offended and there was all this drama... haha.
 
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I heard an amazing story (unsure about veracity) about a molecular bio conference. A student had discovered some novel protein which had high levels of activity and folding for a short period of time, after which it underwent a conformational change and became dormant and quite stable. In fact, it was so stable that he named the protein "tenure" :D :D :D all these faculty became offended and there was all this drama... haha.

On a similar note.... did you know the Drosophila "gay" gene called "fruitless" was originally called "fruity"? Oh, what scientists do in the name of comedy...

...The more you know....
 
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