Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Jen!

Because I could not come up with a damn thing science related. There was always jugular, but I don't know much about that. So I guess I will just say a little about myself.

I am a bioinformatics major and psychology minor at University of the Sciences. Currently I am a third year student which means I graduate next year! Hopefully I will get into a genetic counseling program, but there's only 25 accredited schools in the country. We shall see!

My stress levels at the moment are through the freakin roof. There isn't one week during April that I don't have at least one exam and starting the week of the 22nd I have 7 finals in one week. But I only have one final during finals week! That makes up for it, I guess. My anxiety has been very high lately, so if there are no posts past the week of the 22nd I didn't survive.

How do you deal with anxiety? What calms you down when you feel extremely stressed?

Answers to yesterdays question: some side effects for X chromosome condensation are certain genes won't be expressed. Some women experience sweating on one side of the body but not on the other. Researchers were able to determine that only one X chromosome condenses by looking at different diseases where a person has an abnormal number of sex chromosomes, such as with Triple X Syndrome. When looking at this person's chromosomes, it was noticed that two of the X chromosomes were condensed, not just one! The body can actually count how many need to be condensed. It's simply amazing :)


Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck with the finals. Seven in one week? Wow! Just have to go for it, finish it, and then celebrate! And thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

Anonymous said...

Best Post yet!! Good Luck with Finals, and remember...Just Breathe and this too shall pass...

Hazel said...

Good luck with your exams but don't ask me how to deal with stress/anxiety because I can't cope with either lol!

I'm a first year psychology undergraduate so I'm sure it's not as stressful as yours but still lol!

Gossip_Grl said...

My last job was a major contributor to anxiety!

Joanne said...

Deep breath. You'll survive. Best of luck. I was a lazy business major - no labs,etc. Ha! Now I'm a writer. Neat blog - glad I stopped by.

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with your finals!

And what a coincidence--one of my upcoming posts mentions Triple X Syndrome and I just posted about genes today on my blog. :)

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Stephi! said...

Good luck! Normally what helps me during an anxiety attack is a glass of wine and a long bubble bath!

Jennifer Macfarlan said...

Stephen - Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the advice!

Anonymous - Thanks!

Hazel - Enjoy your first year because it only gets harder from there!! You will soon know what I am feeling, but it's all worth it in the end :)

Gossip_Grl - Glad to hear it was a previous job and not your current

Joanne - Thank you for stopping by and for the advice, it works!

The Golden Eagle - Thank you for visiting, I will have to come by and check yours out!!

Stephi - Thank you! I will definitely keep that in mind for the future :)

Anna Smith said...

Good luck hun. I always find green tea and a good book in bed totally calms me down! :)