Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2007

Blog Carnival Available

The Personal Development blog carnival is now available. I am not sure how I was included in this carnival, but I am glad that I was!

What Kind of Reader Are You?

I ran across a quiz that identifies what sort of book reader you are. My own results are below the fold and I hope that you share yours with me too, along with your opinion of the questions they used;

A Day in the ER

Yesterday, I received a rejection letter from the clinic I was trying to set up “after care” with — so .. not only do I receive rejection letters from every job I’ve applied for, but now I am receiving rejection letters from shrinks! This means that I have no way to obtain the meds that…

Mushroom Gills

The underside of a bracket fungus. Image: David Harmon. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and that…

DNA Packing and Replication Video

This is another streaming video that reveals how 6 feet of DNA is meticulously packed into the nucleus of each of your cells. In addition, it shows how DNA strands are replicated prior to a cell dividing into two.

Comet

A photograph of Comet McNaught, taken by Tony Virgo in southern Australia. The comet is passing close to the Sun, and solar radiation pressure and heat take material off the comet, giving it a big and visible “debris field”. It is no longer visible in the Northern Hemisphere. Image: Tony Virgo. As long as you…

Protein Synthesis Video

This streaming video, below the fold, was old when I was an undergrad, but it never lost its instructive nor entertainment value in the classroom. As an added bonus, one of my biochemistry professors, who developed knockout mice, was a character in this film. More info on this film; Directed in 1971 by Robert Alan…

Viagra and Iguanas Don’t Mix

Do humans respect viagra enough? Methinks, not: There is an iguana who now is in danger of having his penis amputated after innocently consuming viagra. Yeow! It’s a good thing that iguanas have hemipenes instead of one penis.

Snacking Herring Gull

Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, eating a starfish. Image: Drew Weber. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and…

One Gene to Rule Them All

tags: cancer, p53,tumor suppressor, gene, oncology Image modified. When I was an undergrad, I worked in a lab that studied p53, a gene that acts as a tumor suppressor. At that time, it was thought that most cancers resulted from a defective form of p53 or after p53 had inadvertently been turned off because p53…