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I have a background in cell biology research. My previous focus was in studying cancer progression and metastasis. I am now interested in mechanisms of inflammation, from a vascular physiology perspective.

In my free time (not much) I'm an amateur programmer (java, c#, javascript) and cell phone modder (ex winmo, now android).


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revised How is eye color in humans inherited?
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Jan
20
comment Does current evidence support the use of resveratrol as an anti-ageing drug?
Yes, that was huge. Nevertheless, I know very honest people (in other institutions) that have found interesting results using resveratrol both in vitro and in animal models. Although a revisit of the literature will be needed, the field should not be ignored by the acts of one rotten lab.
Jan
20
answered How is eye color in humans inherited?
Jan
20
answered Does current evidence support the use of resveratrol as an anti-ageing drug?
Jan
18
answered How can I produce milligram quantities of an isotope-labeled DNA oligomer?
Jan
16
answered Overlapping genetic information in eukaryotes
Jan
13
comment Reverse transcription PCR optimization
I agree with Gergana, this is a PCR question. I also believe that a PCR tag should be enough for all its variations (RT-, Q-, nested, etc)
Jan
12
answered The effect of the start codon GTG on translation in E. coli
Jan
12
answered Reverse transcription PCR optimization
Jan
11
comment Is the squid giant axon the fastest conducting unmyelinated axon known?
No, that's just one factor, but thought to be more variable than others, such as membrane capacitance or cytoplasm resistance, that are less variable among different cell types.
Jan
10
answered Is the squid giant axon the fastest conducting unmyelinated axon known?
Dec
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Dec
23
revised What implications has the missing 2'-OH on the capability of DNA to form 3D structures?
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Dec
23
comment What is the Giemsa staining of chromosomes?
@Masi in any other phase of the cell cycle, the DNA is much less condensed (called chromatin) and basically all DNA is intermingled, rendering a much more homogeneous staining. You still see regions of condensed chromatin, but it's impossible to identify individual chromosomes. You may do some (very limited) in situ hibridization, but again it's much more informative when cells are in metaphase.
Dec
22
answered How can I measure bacterial alkaline phosphatase activity?
Dec
22
comment What do the variants on the PolyT sequence mean?
A search in both PubMed and OMIM databases did not yield any result for the 6T polymorphism. It might be not yet described. If you are really interested in the molecular details, you'll have a compendium of mostly all what is known here: omim.org/entry/602421
Dec
22
comment What is the Giemsa staining of chromosomes?
Giemsa is too specific for its use as a tag. Staining and Histology are enough. Maybe Karyotype?
Dec
22
answered What is the Giemsa staining of chromosomes?
Dec
22
answered What implications has the missing 2'-OH on the capability of DNA to form 3D structures?