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Hello World from the lab!

Part spider - part lab monkey, will do science for cash, strawberries, or for a place to be that's out of the rain (but preferably for cash).

The rest of what I get up to goes into the Tunnel of Goats :)

Urgent Science Stuff:

Please help reform English libel law
Current UK libel laws are very bad for science and free speech.


Cool science stuff:

RCSB Protein data bank: Molecule of the Month in alphabetical order

The PCR Song It's the little things that keep you going...

NCBI's Entrez Gene My favourite starting point for finding out what is known about any gene of interest.

NCBI's PubMed Where to go to find pretty much all research published in the last 30 years or so (may go back a lot further now). All newly published research is quickly added to the site.

The Genetic Code - table of the DNA/RNA triplet codes for amino acids. This is how DNA codes for protein.

Another PCR song Disco frenzy :)


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Name that cell: round 2

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These cells have been transfected with a standard green fluorescent protein (GFP) vector. The top image shows what you see when you look through the green filter, the middle image is the bright field image (no fluorescence, shows you where all the cells are), and the 3rd one is a merge of the 2 previous images. Merging the GFP and bright field allows you to see what proportion of cells in the flask actually took up the GFP plasmid.

These are a different cell type to the previous set (293T/17). These have a polygon appearance, having mostly 4-6 straight edges, whereas the 293T/17 cells have more spindly processes growing out from the main body of the cells.
18th Dec 2009, 04:41  

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Caine says:

Lovely to look at. I like the 2nd shot in particular, it has a really nice 'sort of a flower in the middle' abstract quality.

18th Dec 2009, 04:48