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Biochemist with a love for science.


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comment Can a human cell live indefinetely in a controlled environment?
The oldest cell line (to my knowledge) is the Hela cell line from the mid 50s. Cancer cells can live forever if the conditions are right (no pesky humans involved that die), but they also accumulate chromosomal damages.
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comment Is viral protein expression important for peptide vaccine?
@Bernardo When a virus infects a cell it basically takes over. In most cases the cell is lost and destroyed when the viruses are set free. Additionally you want to find and inhibit the virus when it enters the body, not when it already had time to replicate. This is something you will achieve only when you recognize the virus.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is it possible to even hope for an ebola epidemic of this current size to remain contained to a relatively small part of Africa?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What about a bat's immune system protects them from Ebola?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ebola non-contagious until symptoms appear? Why?
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answered Fate of erythrocytes after splenectomy
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reviewed Close Installing MRBAYES
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answered Is viral protein expression important for peptide vaccine?
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comment To what extent is Ebola airborne? (aerosols)
@Mew You're right. It's an irregular verb. BTW: If you spot errors like these, click on the edit function below an answer or question and correct it. Your edit will undergo a review until you have a certain number of credit points. This is a perfectly accepted way of improving answers.
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reviewed Leave Open What kind of technology is required for plant seed DNA printing?
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answered To what extent is Ebola airborne? (aerosols)
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comment Does trypsin strip flask coating?
Interesting question. Since I don't have a real answer at the moment, I would say it depends strongly on the incubation time. The longer you digest, the more of the coating will be digested, too.
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reviewed Leave Open Are all functions of a human cell known?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Book recommended for neurobiology
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on extra-cellular-matrix tag wiki excerpt
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comment What houseplant is this?
I think this question is better suited for gardening.stackexchange.com and should be moved.
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comment What houseplant is this?
There is a way to move, I can mark it for closure and movement and then see what the moderators do.