"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." - Friedrick Nietzsche
Atheist, scientist, secular Buddhist, rat lover, etc.
Originally from Iowa,I am a biology graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Damn aac/aad aminoglycoside-sensing riboswitches appropriating features of thermosensor RNA systems! Have you no shame?
Sorry, I’ve just seen way too many SJW-posts inaccurately using the concept of appropriation today (and every other day).
So, I just found out that some strains of the bacterium that I work with are capable of producing a metabolite, clavam-2-carboxylate (C2C), which is so toxic that if you touch it you die. Yeah. And we have a box full of it sitting in our Level II box. $100,000 worth of it. Yeah. The more you know.
This kid right here, that’s who!
Although I have become quite attached to the old Finnpipette IIs.
Also, I just found out that I get to TA History of Biology this semester! So wicked. This sem the course is focusing on the history of TB outbreaks and treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador. I’m pretty pumped.
It is a tetromer, a dimer of dimers, if you will.
Is there really a difference between TES as its free acid and TES as a sodium salt? As in, can I swap one out for the other?
Note: this is for making Streptomyces media.
So, I was thinking about starting a little side tumblr dedicated to women in the sciences. Basically people could just submit photos of themselves doing science or what not and give a little blurb about their research or studies or future studies. I thought something like this would have already existed, but when I looked I came up with nil. Good idea, bad idea? Suggestions?