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Finishing a BSc in Biomedical Science in 2014.

I have several years worth of experience in web development and programming as well as basics of graphic design (meaning that I like toying with inkscape).

I'm a language nerd and a private science geek. I love techy stuff and wish I had the time to fiddle with electronics myself, but to that regard even building my own PC will have to wait for a while now.


May
7
answered “selective pressure” or “selection pressure”?
May
5
comment How to calculate virus titre from qPCR
Haha, don't worry, there's nothing like a particular nuance about the system that would have been a problem; the issues were on a much higher level of practicality :)
May
4
answered How to calculate virus titre from qPCR
May
4
comment How to calculate virus titre from qPCR
Yes, one of them was a constitutively GFP expressing control, and plaque assay would have probably been a lot easier but wouldn't have been possible due to various practical issues (ironic really considering how complex qPCR is...)
May
1
reviewed Close Can a person be infected with HIV viruses without contacting them by person-related stuffs?
May
1
reviewed Close How are atoms created?
Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on reverse-genetics tag wiki
Mar
20
comment In which order did the cells of the immune system evolve?
Information being interesting or useful for medical students doesn't necessarily make it applicable to medicine ;)
Mar
11
comment Organs lifespan out of the body
It sounds like what you are really asking is "What organ can be conserved outside of the body for the longest time and still function when reimplanted?" - Is that correct? If so, please edit your question to reflect that and provide more detail!
Feb
25
comment What is immunosuppression? Why would one use it?
Referring to immunosuppression in cancer, I would expect him to be thinking of leukaemias or lymphomas. Immunosuppression is actually quite common there firstly because the cancerous cells are most often (in lymphomas always) themselves immune cells and directly affected by immunosuppressive treatment - on the other hand it is a typical part of bone marrow transplantation procedures, which are sometimes the best or only treatment for these conditions.
Feb
16
revised Why do people use anti-inflammatory drugs?
add allergies
Feb
16
comment What does 5' and 3' mean in DNA and RNA strands?
The five carbons in the ribose backbone are numbered starting from the O in clockwise direction* - therefore the carbon which has the base (A, T, C, G) attached is called 1'. The 2' carbon does nothing special, the 3' carbon has an OH group (downwards dash in the diagram), the 4' carbon connects the ribose ring to 1' via the O bond, and the 5' carbon is outside of the ring, attached to the 4' carbon on one side and phosphate on the other. PS: *) strictly, it's not after the ring direction but rather it comes from the linear configuration, i.e. when ribose is not in ring form.
Feb
14
answered Why do people use anti-inflammatory drugs?
Feb
13
reviewed No Action Needed How do you express and detect GLP-1 receptors?
Feb
13
reviewed Close The contribution of stem cells to life extension technology
Feb
12
answered Is there any format for official Physiological/Medicine answers?
Feb
4
comment How do duplicate brain regions (ex: left/right amygdaloid body) operate together?
The two symmetrical counterparts of a brain compartment can interact with each other through connections in the corpus callosum. The purpose behind two regions of the same kind differs. For example, often it is to handle inputs from the two sides of the body respectively. Check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function to get started.
Jan
31
revised Prothrombin time when extrinsic pathway is turned off
added 43 characters in body
Jan
31
revised Prothrombin time when extrinsic pathway is turned off
added 877 characters in body