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Mar
30
comment How long can I store autoclaved disposables and reagents?
Great, so from what I gather: sealed autoclaved plastics can be used even after a year of storage. It is safe to presume buffers are good for a week. That pretty much answers my question. I think it outlined clearly in the answer for future reference.
Mar
29
answered DNA gel extraction: chemical contaminants
Mar
29
comment Least painful way to die
Part of the problem is: how do you know when an animal is suffering or in pain? Maybe looking into pain management research that uses animal models would be informative.
Mar
29
comment How long can I store autoclaved disposables and reagents?
Thanks, I was asking specifically for plastics and buffers, such as PBS. No medium or antibiotics.
Mar
29
accepted How long can I store autoclaved disposables and reagents?
Mar
27
comment Expanding the SETI initiative to seek intelligent data within DNA sequences?
You suggest an interesting idea, but what's the question?
Mar
27
comment A program for cell motility assessment with a batch process function?
I don't know of a specific program but the MATLAB file exchange is likely to have scripts for that purpose. It may also help to migrate this to StackOverflow
Mar
23
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Mar
23
comment Complexity in creating transgenic animals (e.g., mice)
If you have the individual mutants already, it's just much cheaper to set up crosses than to make a whole new transgenic.
Mar
22
answered Complexity in creating transgenic animals (e.g., mice)
Mar
22
comment Improving Gel Extraction yields
I also want to use this post to mention there are cheaper alternatives to the Qiagen kits, such as the ones here: mn-net.com, that work just as well and sometimes better. Using those can save you a lot of money. This is not an ad: I or my lab are not in any way affiliated with the company or website I'm linking to. I'm just sharing customer experience.
Mar
22
answered Improving Gel Extraction yields
Mar
20
comment Does sleep in humans re-structure based on the expected sleep time?
:D It's a nice one.
Mar
19
comment Can forensic DNA analysis be used to generate a visual approximation of a suspect?
@single_digit You're right to point out that one can make a rough estimate, and perhaps it will get more accurate in the future. One of my main points was actually that a judge would not consider the information enough at present to issue a search or arrest warrant, for example, so it's unlikely that these methods would help in an investigation. I have no formal legal knowledge or experience, though. I'm curious for feedback on this from someone who knows more about the law.
Mar
15
accepted If fever is a natural immune defense, why do people take drugs to lower it?
Mar
15
asked If fever is a natural immune defense, why do people take drugs to lower it?
Mar
13
revised What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye (slit) pupil?
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Mar
13
comment What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye (slit) pupil?
I will remove the alternative explanation (which is not mine but a research study I linked to), people come up with many arguments against it.
Mar
11
answered What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye (slit) pupil?
Mar
4
answered Do repeated freeze-thaw strip nutrition from vegetables/food?