Weekly newsletter of Ahmed Negida - Issue #6
From the Neurosurgical Operation Room
Tuesday operations were postponed, so I decided to invest the time of that day finalizing some neurosurgery research papers with Dr. Haider Al-Shami, MBBCH, MRCS (he is the neurosurgeon and assistant of my supervisor, Prof. Hegazy) - below is a photo from Costa Cafe (Advice: do not focus on the details .. haha)
New thing(s) that I found on the internet
This week, I learned about the Zettelkasten Method for the first time in my life. It is really interesting and people say it is helpful. I have not applied it to my knowledge management system yet. I'm using a more simple and plain method. I will give it a try!
A Zettelkasten is a personal tool for thinking and writing that creates an interconnected web of thought. Its emphasis is on connection and not mere collection of ideas.
Interesting article(s) I read this week
I read the bad news yesterday that Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was not effective against the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, including the B.1.351 (501Y.V2) variant first identified in South Africa. Although these data are preliminary, the situation is alarming that currently available vaccines might lose efficacy against the novel variants. Read the full article below published on 16/03/2021 at the New England Journal of Medicine.
Abstract Background Assessment of the safety and efficacy of vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in different populations is essential, as is investiga...
Best YouTube video(s) I watched this week
Twitter Highlights (My tweet with +50,000 impressions)
World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player of all time was recently invited to the CNS congress 2021 (congress of neurological surgeons) in the United States. When registering for the congress, I noticed his name and photo among the keynote speakers! I take a snapshot and posted it on Twitter. I'm very curious to know what kind of intersections exist between neurological surgery and chess [which is my top favorite game]. Garry Kasparov and the CNS official Twitter account retweeted my tweet to their followers - see below.