Transcription and Translation

Archives for November, 2007

This week, I haven’t had too much time to blog, but I would like to point out two posts written about a paper that I briefly mentioned in a post that appeared last week. It’s on that that fabulous result concerning ribosomes from budding yeast. Background: the S. cerevisiae genome underwent a duplication event –…

This is why you choose 20 colonies …

(Yeah, I know, luck … at least I feel better after staying in the lab until 9:00PM purifying DNA from 40 mini-preps and then preparing 40 DNA digestion reactions.)

Science = Faith????

I woke up yesterday, made myself a cup of coffee and sat down with the New York Times, and a left over piece of corn bread from Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful morning and I was at peace. Then I read this (I will try to be polite) by Paul Davies. Apparently scientists operate on…

More thoughts on IPS Cells

This week we learned about the latest results from the emerging field of induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS cells). I just wanted to give a few links and my latest thoughts on the subject. What this field has given us is the ability to study how cells are programmed and how they are deprogrammed. I…

Map That Campus XL

After skipping a week, it’s back. Here is today’s mystery campus: Hint: The other stem cell story. This should be pretty easy, even for Northwestern alumni …

Yesterday was an action packed day. I got to lab early and made a major discovery. Then last night we had an excellent NERD Club meeting. Then as I walked into the front door at 9PM last night, my wife asks me “Did you hear the news?” Sure enough they have been able to make…

Long lab day

It’s incredible. You finish with one project, and the next set of experiments pops up. No time to blog, no time to read papers … although there are several interesting ones: transcriptional regulation by an endogenous antisense RNA in yeast, ribosomes composed of slightly different subunits translate different messages, how the endoplasmic reticulum is inherited…

Saturday check in

Sorry about the lack of posts, I’ve been a bit busy as of late. On Thursday I had to look over the proofs for my upcoming paper: The Signal Sequence Coding Region Promotes Nuclear Export of mRNA. It is due to come out December 4th in PLoS Biology. If also been busy with two other…

Yet another letter from an ACS insider

Bellow the fold:

NERD Club – Next Week

Here’s a general email message that I just sent out for next week’s New England RNA Data Club.