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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.


Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
5
comment Transportation of bacteria
@okarin names of the bacteria, are they GMO (transformed with a plasmid counts unfortunately), the transport media, and transport temp. Ie. NEB 10b's transformed with HIV-env in a glycerol stock transported on dry-ice.
Jun
4
comment Is it possible to combine live attenuated and non-live vaccines?
+1 It's not actually difficult, it's more a question of practicality (when the vaccinations are given), and which vaccines actually work (live attenuated almost always elicits a stronger immune response, but can have more complications). Working on a detailed answer now.
Jun
4
comment Transportation of bacteria
@TheLastWord That's a good link to what needs to be covered, but your later comment is not entirely correct, and might cause confusion as BSL is not directly correlated with Risk Group Classification
Jun
4
comment Transportation of bacteria
@okarin That's actually bad advise. I would actually recommend that you ship them ahead of yourself. Not al microbes are Biosafety level 1, and their BSL level is not actually what is considered (risk level by CDC in the US, IATA has set standards as well). You need to determine if your bacteria are UN2814, UN2900, or UN3373. IF they are not pathogenic (not just to humans, but animals) but are GMO then they will be UN3245. Remember dry ice by itself is considered a hazardous material. Post specifically what you're moving and I'll give you an answer.
Jun
4
comment Generic Abbreviation for Immunopanning?
@TheLastWord Thanks for looking. Sadly I already got the publication out where we didn't abbreviate despite my desperate desire to do so. And I was highly highly tempted to use iPan. Maybe after I have tenure.
May
29
revised Meta-Data Retrieval from Bio-Rad Images
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May
29
comment Meta-Data Retrieval from Bio-Rad Images
@WYSIWYG I understand that .1sc is still under protection. They have shared information about the format with the public domain, and I'm uncertain how extensive that sharing has been. The general goal is to export a large batch of files into a more accepted format, I was just hoping to capture more information from the file. My attempts at using BioRad's software on such a large set have failed so far.
May
29
comment Meta-Data Retrieval from Bio-Rad Images
@PlaysDice I had noticed that pattern as well. I've sent a request in to Bio-Rad, I know that they shared information about the format to NIH for ImageJ, I don't know if they will readily hand it out. I also don't know if the BioFormats group would be able to do it with the info they have, but haven't based on priority.
May
29
asked Meta-Data Retrieval from Bio-Rad Images
May
29
comment What Are the Exit Routes of Vaccine Adjuvants?
Would be satisfied with an "it depends" answer? I can give two commonly used adjuvants that have different answers (alum and squalene derivatives). Might I also suggest an edit to your title if you're looking for all Vaccine materials instead of just adjuvants?
May
2
comment Why do mosquitoes not collect blood after platelets activate?
Here's an interesting publication: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.044
May
2
comment Why do mosquitoes not collect blood after platelets activate?
I just went to an interesting talk about malaria and asked the speaker about this. I will try to source and write an answer, but it would seem that mosquitoes can't detect the flowing blood vs the host (as @Rami.b pointed out). The cut was probably small enough that there was low chance of the mosquitoes landing there vs the rest of your body. They seem to be attracted to other excretions we produce constantly.
Apr
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
1
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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