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PhD structural biology. I do bioinformatics in the SF bay area. Interested in systems / synthetic biology, expression analysis and machine learning.

Working with a Biotech Accelerator in the East Bay. http://www.meetup.com/Berkeley-Biolabs/

I believe that biology and other stackexchange sites should welcome newbies and encourage dialog about science, evolution, technology and etc.


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revised What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
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comment What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
yes, as @canadianer describes. I'd only wanted to add a description of how oxygen is taken into the system and consumed, which seemed like part of your question as well :)
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answered What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
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comment What are the dimensions in angstrom of bacteria?
Usually you know the scale of the micrograph and measure the size of the object in it to get its size, not the other way round ;)
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comment Why ml scale blood retrieval is required to run a blood test?
I have a doctor's order for a lab test here - there are scores of tests done with blood. some of them stain cells and then count them under a microscope, others are chemical analysis of the plasma, others apply antibodies to cells in the blood, others sequence the DNA of cells in the blood. There's really quite a variety - that sort of deserves its own question or may be too broad for a single question. some require little or no sample tho.
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revised Why ml scale blood retrieval is required to run a blood test?
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comment Why ml scale blood retrieval is required to run a blood test?
Sorry i'm not being clear. I've added one paragraph above to summarize...
Aug
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comment Why ml scale blood retrieval is required to run a blood test?
In many cases it would and people are working on that. Microfluidics is taking the biomed world by storm. That being said, there are potentially thousands of assays that are or will be devised for the market. how many of them will be run out of a smartphone, time will tell.
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answered Why ml scale blood retrieval is required to run a blood test?
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reviewed Reopen Datasets of aligned nucleotide sequences
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reviewed Leave Open Can juice become sweeter after packaging?
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reviewed Leave Open What's behind the amazing colour combinations in pests & insects?
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reviewed Reopen Extinction of species
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reviewed Leave Open Standard datasets for testing new multiple sequence alignment algorithms?
Aug
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comment Which species were first described by Charles Darwin?
Lets not forget the Galapagos Finches and other species described in "Voyage of the Beagle".
Aug
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revised Equation for accurate prediction of PCR yield
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comment Regarding the NCBI FTP site
just a thought - its better to use biopython or some other script library to get what you want, especially if you are trying to get more than one item.
Aug
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comment how can a pseudo coelomate like ascaris lay 200k eggs in a single day
in summary - very small eggs
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reviewed Reopen DNA is charged negative. Where is all the positive charge in my body?
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reviewed Reopen “Same” DNA vs genes