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I’m an Anatomical Pathology Technician (APT) in training. APTs are in charge of the day to day running of mortuaries and can be working in the NHS or council mortuaries. We take care of the deceased, release them to funeral directors, set up viewings for family members, and also carry out post mortems. I wanted…


Written by Rebecca Brown. During development, cells in the zebrafish embryo oscillate between solid and liquid state due to different pressures in environment – a process known as tissue ‘melting’. Following almost a decade of research, Mongera et al. have shown that anterior-posterior axis elongation of the zebrafish embryo relies on such methods. Whilst cells…


What does your typical day consist of? I get into work in the cardiac theatres at around 7:30 and look to see if I have been allocated a theatre to work in that morning. Operations taking place are often coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve replacements. I set up the heart lung bypass machine…

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