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Apr
8
comment Why do four spermatids have different genomes?
You're forgetting about homologous recombination during meiosis.
Apr
7
comment Further progression with neuroscience education
(...) I've been at three different companies since, and am looking for a fourth, and haven't found my lack of a terminal degree to be much of an issue for the types of jobs I'm looking at. Yes, it can narrow your job opportunities, and may limit your ability to go on a management track, but I've always been a bench scientist, so I'm quite happy - YMMV, of course. Find mentors where you can, learn from them, and ask lots of questions. The field of immunology is very large, impacts numerous disease areas, and has lots of paths into it, so if that's what you're interested in, then go for it!
Apr
7
comment Further progression with neuroscience education
As far as pursuing a PhD, examine the positives and negatives carefully. If you want to go the academic route, a PhD is pretty much mandatory if you want to be anything other than a lab tech. Industry is a different story, however. Some positions require a PhD, others won't even consider you if you have one. Depending on the company, you can progress quite far without one, but others require it to advance. I began in a PhD program (no MS beforehand), but after a few years decided academia wasn't for me, so I published a 1st-author paper as my thesis, got an MS, and took off. (...)
Apr
7
comment Further progression with neuroscience education
Neuroimmunology is definitely a hot field, so your future chances of finding work/research opportunities are good. My first piece of advice would be to talk to your adviser or advisory team as soon as possible and plainly tell them what you've told us. Scientists certainly change fields all the time (I've done it myself), so don't worry about offending them or anything. Look for internships in the field(s) you're interested in, and network as much as possible. I'd recommend trying both academic and industry positions to get a feel for which environment you prefer.
Apr
6
comment Solid mouse (C57BL/6) WT primers
then use actin, or tubulin, or GAPDH, or one of a thousand other genes.
Apr
3
comment Water soluble molecules
@Chris very true, thanks for that addition.
Apr
3
comment Water soluble molecules
Downvoter care to explain?
Apr
3
comment Water soluble molecules
@BjarniJóhannsson see my answer below for an accessible explanation. If you are having trouble with the English words, you may want to look them up in your native language. You are confusing dissolve with hydrolyze.
Apr
1
comment How do the homologous chromosomes pair up and position themselves along the center of the cell?
Are you asking about meiosis or mitosis?
Apr
1
comment Difficulties understanding a pathway
your link doesn't work...
Apr
1
comment Which information can be obtained from a list of gene names?
The info you have is the gene name, nothing more, nothing less. You need info about each gene to draw any conclusions.
Mar
31
comment Why did humans evolved the scratch reflex?
Not enough time for a real answer, but I see the scratch reflex as vital. It rids the body of irritants, such as burrs/thorns, insects walking around, poison ivy/oak/sumac/etc. oils, and more. In the cases where the irritant has already affected us (we got bit by the mosquito, a rash from poison has already developed), scratching focuses our attention on the site, and the ensuing irritation works as a strong warning to not keep performing whatever behavior resulted in the irritation in the first place.
Mar
27
comment R Tool and analysis of Gene Expression data from NCBI GEO datasets
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because coding questions belong on Stack Overflow.
Mar
25
comment How do BCAA's promote faster muscle recovery?
What are BCAAs? Please define acronyms when posting questions (and answers) here.
Mar
24
comment Primer Designing
Have you tried googling? There are many resources out there.
Mar
22
comment How are Stem Cells Produced for Stem Cell Based Therapies?
Can you give a reference to a particular therapy you're interested in? Different treatments use different protocols.
Mar
21
comment Should gene therapy safety protocol include isolation?
@Nederealm no, there's only one vector, delivered with a completely replication-deficient virus. Isolation of gene therapy patients is completely unnecessary.
Mar
21
comment Should gene therapy safety protocol include isolation?
@user137 you don't use lentiviral vectors in AIDS patients.
Mar
19
comment What are the lower and upper hearing limits of the human ear?
Decibel limit for what? The lowest discernible sound? That depends on frequency, age of listener, etc. The level at which damage occurs? What kind of damage? The level at which deafness occurs? How quickly are you talking about? Seconds? Minutes? Instantaneously? Basically, please edit your question (don't respond in the comments) and clarify what exactly you're looking for. Otherwise, this question may be closed as "Too Broad" or "Unclear What You're Asking".
Mar
16
comment By what mechanism does Risperidone swell breast tissue?
Could you add a reference for this?