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I'm currently collecting more letters after my name, because I am told these help you exchange your time for things you want.

Edit in response to changes: received more letters after my name, has not yet translated in to better exchange of my time for things I want. With an n of 2, I am probably going to have try for a third set of appending letters.

I have had no formal education in programming. All the programming I do is tangential to what I am trying to do, but I'll be damned if I let segfault stop me.

Thanks to all coders who help me. Come by Bio SE to see if I can help you.

When I say I have had no formal education in programming, I mean I've had absolutely no training in any computer science, and no one I work with has any training. I've used Debian, Biopup, SPSS, and R for years for what ever that's worth (again totally self taught).

Be warned that following any answers I give may lead to infected lemurs coming out of your computer and attacking you at night.

Happy coding.


Apr
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comment What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about physics.
Mar
21
comment Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
@ericmjl I hope that points you in the right direction, maybe someone else will have a Python solution. And there might be a way to go directly from IUPAC, I just don't know it.
Mar
21
revised Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
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Mar
21
comment Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
@ericmjl actually what we have is in C# (I thought it was Java, just checked). I added the logic of it to the answer, hope that helps.
Mar
21
revised Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
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Mar
21
comment Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
@ericmjl are ok if they're not in Python? KEGG is a Java program. My Python is limited though I have a tech who's ok in it. I'll check with my tech transfer and let you know. Right now I'm looking for published ones, we can't be the only ones who needed to.
Mar
21
comment What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
@WYSIWYG If people want to close, I have no objection. I couldn't tell if it was on topic here because it needed to look up average venous pressure, but that's such an easy task, it doesn't on topic ether. I had a hard time deciding whether or not I should answer. I'm at least willing to say it's not a good question, but not sure on close.
Mar
21
comment Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
@ericmjl I was going to show some examples of short scripts used to call KEGG Draw, which is what I thought you would want. If they're in IUPAC, I don't know a good way to get it graphics. Have you asked them if they will give it to you in KEGG? Might be easy on the source side, or parsing then converting might be your only option.
Mar
21
comment What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
For a further point of clairification, the CVP is normaly limited to the blood pressure in the proximal SVC, not the more distal portions that would be more exposed to puncture. The pressure change would make more of a pulsing uzze than big spirts. If the punture was small enough to take full advantage of the pressure changes, you could get some distance from the body, but nothing like an artery.
Mar
21
comment What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
@kmm I'm not so sure a chest/back wound required to expose the venae cavae would spurt, even at it's higher pressures. You simply have to go through so much to get there that it seems unlikely. Also at that point you almost assuredly have arterial if not aortic damage. That average of 5mm for a healthy adult [caucasian] male at room temp has to pass a lot of tissue. There are a lot of ways to get blood splatter, but neatly cutting through a vein isn't a particularly good one.
Mar
20
comment Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
I don't know if that answers your question or not. I think code samples on text parsing would probably be off topic here, but I could refer you to some examples. The key would be the second KEGG table.
Mar
20
answered Are there tools for automatically parsing glycan names into tree structures?
Mar
20
answered What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
Mar
20
comment What is the blood ejection speed outward from human body vein?
I'm a little uncertain based on your title and wording, but are you asking how elevated a human donor has to be, vs. the recipient, for an unaided (no pump) blood transfusion?
Mar
14
comment Why are new vessels more permeable in microvasculature?
Actually they are going to have at least mesenchymal stem cells recruited before the vessel scaffolding is extended. You might have the order backwards. I don't know the permeability difference between full differentiated pericytes and stem cells, but it may not be drastic. I will see if I can find some lit on the subject, but I'm worried there won't be any.
Mar
14
comment Is it possible to make transient gene silencing by virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) in plants?
I haven't worked on alpha viruses since my first rotation in grad-school, but an important question that needs to be answered is when are you infecting the plant? If try to infect fully formed flowers you might have a hard time getting effective silencing across the whole tissue.
Mar
9
comment Why do 6-8% of diphtheria patients do not develop natural immunity after being affected?
Couple of quick thoughts. Extoxins by definition are secreted, and making antibodies to them can be great to limit their toxic effects, but does little to diphtheria, which is what you would want to remove if it's being pathogenic. I'm going to have to look more into the lit to see if it seems host or path specific.
Mar
9
revised Why do 6-8% of diphtheria patients do not develop natural immunity after being affected?
Fixed grammer, added tags
Mar
8
answered Quorum Sensing in Vibrio cholerae
Mar
4
answered Gloves for Cell Culture?