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Based on T Abraham's answer, a hemocytometer would work. However, a hemocytometer requires a microscope, but if you are in a cell lab, you probably have access to a microscope. I would recommend using mammalian cells instead of bacteria, they're larger and easier to see, and more relevant to human health. If you're interested in liver toxicity in particular, ...


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Great idea! It seems that this research has been done before and your hypothesis is correct, but testing a wide variety of alcohols and testing your hypothesis for each one of them would be a great project. Now, to do this, I would expect you would need to check the growth of the cells after certain periods of time. How would you do this? Well, the best ...


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For assaying effect of alcohol on cell growth:     Prokaryotic Cells Take ~5ml medium (LB for E.coli) in test-tubes/plastic tubes and add appropriate concentration of alcohol(s) in these. Inoculate 1% bacteria from a starter culture (OD~0.6) After different time intervals or a fixed time point take some culture, dilute and spread ...


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This specific experiment has not been done. Fusing cells is difficult and it also leads to polyploidy. Cells are immortalized by overexpressing oncogenes (or viral replication genes); for example HEK293 cell line was established by transforming embryonic kidney cells with adenovirus. Now transforming a neuron would immortalize it but would also make it ...


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Question is two years old, and the answer is approx 20 yo, but I believe both are still pertinent: According to Jared Diamond on pg 12 of his Harper paper version (1993 -- but reissued in 2006) of The Third Chimpanzee, we replace intestinal lining epithelium every few days, urinary bladder lining every two months, and replace every red blood cell about every ...


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Different cancers divide at different rates. One way to qualitatively visualize this is observe hair loss in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Commonly, a drug like cisplatin will be administered which will cross-link DNA, inhibiting cell division by activating apoptosis. Tissues which are killed most readily by cisplatin are those which are dividing ...


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Couldn't fit in a comment... To me, your question sounds like "what are the possible advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?" but in the meantime you're saying that you're not interested neither in the advantage of recombination nor in the advantage of "independent assortment". I don't quite see what you mean by "independent assortment" ...



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