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NerdcoreLearning Visits Google!

January 19, 2010/2/0/

So we’re kinda fans of the big G over here at NCL.  From using gmail and gchat to run meetings, gdocs and wave to develop concept and collaborate on content creation, we can effectively say that we really wouldn’t be were we are without the free and powerful tools that have been made available to […]


Clostridium perfringens: THB Pestilence Profile

January 16, 2010/1/0/

A weaker cousin of the frightening C. difficile, this creature can however wreak havoc when outside of its usual habitat. It secretes powerful toxins that can lead to cellulitis, gas gangrene and necrotizing fasciitis.

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Coxiella burnetti: THB Pestilence Profile

January 15, 2010/0/0/

This agent causes “Q fever” (headaches, chills, and respiratory symptoms). The “Q” stands for Question which is what this Spinx-like creature asks its victim before killing them if they answered incorrectly.

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The NCL Clinical Mnemonics App Now Available in the App Store!

January 14, 2010/0/0/

We’re super excited to announce that the Apple approval process for the NCL Clinical Mnemonics iPhone App is complete. Over the next day, the app will be transmitted to the Apple servers and available for download. If you’ve wanted a pocket version of the clinical mnemonics that we’ve published so far, look no further. We […]

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Ceftriaxone: THB Apothecary Profile

January 13, 2010/0/0/

These are 3rd Generation warriors from a noble family of apothecaries. The irony lies in that while perfecting their skills against Gram negative pestilence (E.Coli, Klebsiella) they have weakened against Gram positive creatures (Staphyloccus and Streptococcus).

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Enterococcus fecalis: THB Pestilence Profile

January 6, 2010/0/0/

This creature is a fiery colonic demon that can cause infestation in the kidneys, bowels, brain and blood and even the heart valves during protracted engagements. Occasionally, these creatures become resistant to even the mighty Vancomycin, becoming the feared VRE.

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Avatar: Where are the Navi Yawns?

December 29, 2009/1/0/

OK – saw Avatar. Not on IMAX, as originally planned, but definitely got the 3d experience. Hats off to James Cameron – another epic film with all the JC tropes in place. Groundbreaking visuals – check. Space Marines – check (he basically invented the concept with Aliens). Alien lifeforms – check. Awesome mech action – […]

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Healing Blade Print Ad 1

December 15, 2009/0/0/

We just wanted to share with you some of the awesome print ads done up by the folks at Light Image Studios.  We were really trying to capture a strong D&D feel, and think that Kenan and company really nailed it.  Thanks fellas!  Stay tuned for more Healing Blade news, as well as our super […]

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Pasteurella Multocida: THB Pestilence Profile

December 13, 2009/0/0/

A fearsome were-creature that often requires the summoning of apothecary warrior teams to be effectively stopped. Once bitten or scratched, the victim can suffer from infection of the bite, leading to bacteremia, bone infections (osteomyelitis) and joint infections (septic arthritis).

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Ticaracillin-Clavulinate: THB Apothecary Profile

December 12, 2009/1/0/

A cousin to the warrior team piperacillin / tazobactam. A powerful dual combination of fighters that can take out almost any agent of pestilence including the mighty Pseudomonas. Unfortunately, MRSA, VRE and C. difficile cannot be defeated by these apothecary warriors.

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