finally…success!!!

So, I had an experiment today. The one where I try to induce the condition we are trying to study that has failed a million and one times before. This time, though, my stubborn major professor finally let me change animal models to the animal I had wanted to use in the first place…the one he didn’t let me use so that I could waste a year doing experiments that didn’t work on an animal that he chose for no good reason whatsoever. But I didn’t expect it to work. I figured I’m just doomed to be stuck in grad school forever. So I held out little hope. Well, wasn’t I surprised when it finally worked! We were finally able to induce the condition we are trying to study today! Except that we did it a little too well and the animal died earlier than it should have. But we did it!!! Yes, I’m excited. Because in our other model, there was no response whatsoever. A just-a-tad-too-big response is way better than absolutely no response. So now all I have to do is tweak the model a bit to get the just-right response and I’m set! Whoo-hoo! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go lie down. I’ve been on my feet for over eight hours now and sitting just isn’t enough rest for them at this point.

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  1. 1 rumorsweretrue Oct 13th, 2006 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations!

  2. 2 mylifemypace Oct 13th, 2006 at 11:02 am

    thanks!! :)

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