Thursday, July 9, 2009

Learn about the flu AND win $2500

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has just announced a contest that should be of interest to students of human anatomy and physiology who have a creative urge:

Make a brief video PSA (public service announcement) and you'll have a chance to win $2500 . . . enough to cover the cost of your A&P textbook AND your A&P lab manual AND a candy bar!

Even if you don't win the contest, you'll have learned some useful information about human health and disease . . . perhaps something that'll come in handy in your own life or your career. And maybe you can use it for credit in your A&P, micro, or film course, eh?

Check it out:

If you can't see the video in your news feed or emailed newsletter, then just click here to access it at the blog.

By the way, do you know what you should do about your A&P class if you have the flu?

NOTHING! Do not come to school. Do not work on your homework. The rest of us don't want your flu . . . and you need to rest and survive the flu so you can come back and work like the dickens to catch up with what you've missed.

{FYI, the image seen in the blog post is a colorized negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted some of the structure of the A/CA/4/09 swine flu virus.}