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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.


Oct
16
revised Ebola: cleaning of protective suit
Fixed DOI link
Oct
16
comment Where do birds go when it rains?
Quick point, all birds aren't likely to do the same thing. A duck, an ostrich, a pigeon, and an hawk are likely to have different reactions. Example, pigeons are known to rain bathe on the ground. Would examples for common flocking birds of US cities be sufficient?
Oct
16
reviewed Close How are the Golgi Apparatus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, and Vesicle related
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
Oct
10
reviewed Needs Improvement Regarding the difference between cDNA library and RNA sequencing (Biochem. technique)
Oct
10
reviewed Needs Improvement Can a single axon propagate multiple simultaneous action potentials?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Why has grey hair evolved?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Importance of knowing GC Content of an organism
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory What is the functional significance of the difference in cardiolipin/cholesterol ratio in different membranes?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Help me Identify this Spider
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent What is this vinca like vine?
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent Is there a biological mechanism for evolution encoded into our DNA?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory How to estimate the DNA density in human sperm head?
Oct
10
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
@Superbest I don't think you have to work in local treatments, just adjust the phrase "Even in a very simple case, direct inhibition of a kinase, the drug must:" by noting items 1 and 2 are not actual requirements ("must"), given that a kinase inhibitor can be administered locally. I get the point you were trying to make, I just think it's a little misleading as written. You can probably just add the word systemic, and maybe add some info on step 3 related to targeting.
Oct
9
revised Ebola: cleaning of protective suit
added 7 characters in body
Oct
9
answered Ebola: cleaning of protective suit
Oct
9
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
Also, if you open yourself up to treatment and not drug, you had better hope your radiation treatment isn't systemic.
Oct
9
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
@Chris off the top of my head imiquimod, but when discussing pain management, there are far more. I find the phrasing "must: ..." to be incorect/misleading in this awnser.
Oct
9
comment What limits our healing speed?
+1 just for HIPR. You imply it, but it might be worth stating out right that remodeling is most likely to be the rate limiting step (to answer directly)
Oct
9
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
Drugs, even for the direct inhibition of a kinase, don't have to enter the blood. Many do, but one could also, just as a quick example, apply a drug in a cream/skin permeable solution (to a skin tumor for the sake of argument for a kinase inhibitor). This is what defines a "local" treatment.