Transcription and Translation

Archives for July, 2007

I’m gone camping. Late last week I preprogrammed my blog to repost all these entries on microscopy. Enjoy! I read far too many papers where the author claims that their favorite protein “localizes to the leading edge in migrating cells”. Then they show a pretty picture like this one:

Repost – Eye Candy

I’m away in California – while I’m gone, I’m reposting all these old entries on microscopy, enjoy!

I’m off camping – so this week I’ll be posting some old entries on microscopy, enjoy. OK here’s a post geared mostly to cell biologists. My big pet peeve about reading the scientific literature is … colored fluorescent images. Why do people insist on pseudo-coloring their images? I know that you want pretty pictures and…

Going away …

I was once asked “do you ever run out of things to write about in your blog?” My answer was that I am just lucky. I’m surrounded by inteligent people who always have something interesting to say. Usually I have too many things to write about, but sadly I don’t have enough time. Well last…

I just wanted to post a brief entry on the newest paper from the Moore lab. I’ve already hinted at some of these results in a post from last year. As you all know, mRNA is made and processed in the nucleus. During mRNA synthesis, all the introns must be removed and all the exon…

See you at the pub

Corie from NNB is organizing a meetup tonight at the Mission Bar & Grill (724 Huntington, right off of Brigham Circle). It starts at 6PM. There will be at least one free round of drinks … so if you live or work near the Harvard Medical School (i.e. Longwood) area, I encourage you to join…

No votes for the godless

Yesterday I saw this graph in the NYTimes: Click here for a larger version. On the bright side (no pun intended) the numbers are better then what they used to be (does anyone have the numbers from the 2000 election?) Then today I read this. Sheesh! I’m not going to say anything more …

What’s Up Postdoc? (Edition #6)

Postdoctoral fellows of the world Unite and take over – The Anonymous Postdocs Before we get started I need to make this special announcement: If you would like to host a future edition of What’s Up Postdoc? please email Propter Doc. Now on to the main event … Welcome to edition number 6 of What’s…

Analysis of tip-usage methods

Warning: the following may not be comprehensible for those not working in a lab. So the other day, baymate and I were discussing how we use up our pipette tips. Not in terms of experimental procedures or in the types of orifices we jam them in, but in the order we remove our pipette tips…

Another Pub Night

Corie sent me the info on Nature Network Boston’s second pub night: