they are molecular bio and tissue culture, respectively.
it will be tons of fun, i promise!
and matt and john are teaching!
there's only three people registered for those classes (myself included) i really don't want them to get cancelled!
how many people does it take to stop a class from being cancelled, anyway?
i the pre-reqs are: MICR 130, MICR 135 or BIOL 171; MICR 140, MLT 107 or BIOL 171L; CHEM 151 or higher; CHEM 151L or higher. so, not that many- only basic micro stuff.
speaking of micro,
last thursday in immunology i was asking john about protein digestion; cells don't recognize pathogens, they recognize digested protein segments of pathogens. so i was wondering why we don't get reactions to normally harmless proteins with similar structures. turns out we can. example: auto-immune diseases. then john says, "in fact, in the 70s i got this free vaccine for swine flu! but later some people developed guillaume-barre syndrome from the vaccine. they were attacking their own nerve cells and becoming paralyzed."
or something to that effect.
then all of a sudden, BAM! swine flu pandemic!
so today when i saw him again, i asked if he had seen the recent news on the swine flu prior to class on, oh maybe, the CDC WMMR. and he replies "actually, that one came right out of left field! it was pure, mind-blowing coincidence!" he said he's in a bunch of immunology discussion groups and even they didn't see it coming!
as i see it, we were magically channeling the future... and ended up jinxing the world!
it's so bizzare.
i mean, a week before the whole fiasco we were litterally saying, "a long time ago, there was a swine flu panic and they made a bunch of vaccines but nothing happened."
then i saw @nextadvance on twitter post something about swine flu and i thought "hey cool, what a coincidence". then honolulu advertiser started bombarding twitter with swine flu stuff and i was litterally staring with my mouth open.
amazing and spooky.
it's funny these things.
all in the timing.