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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

MGM Biomedical Students Perform Medical Simulations

Posted by Nellie Shiver in Great News!

Mrs. Shiver's PLTW Biomedical Sciences Medical Interventions students performed a simulation to quantify bacterial
meningitis antigens in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of fictitious patients. They learned to use the micropipet, create serial dilutions, and make comparisons to a reference sample. They discovered that patient "Sue" had the highest antigen concentration and therefore was most likely the individual who spead the pathogen to her roommate, friend, and lab partner. It was a good lesson for the seniors who will be attending college in less than a year. After these simulations, students claime that they are swearing off drinking out of the same containers as each other!


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