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Microscope Recommendations

I am a Engineering University student, in my last year of completion of my degree. I had interests in biochemistry and biology since I was a kid, and been learning about that side by side in my spare ...
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Range map atlas for insects?

I often use BONAP's North American Plant Atlas, for researching plant taxa ranges. BONAP maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular ...
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How to find idea for essay [closed]

I'm studying microbiology in Iran The university that I'm studying in doesn't provide that much help in research areas and we don't get to research or write essays that much ,while I'm trying to write ...
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Why do Petri dish lids not fit?

I understand that they are generally "vented", but why such a poor fit? For the batch I bought, the lid and container don't even recognizably go together (like 1/2" difference in diameter). The wind ...
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Filter proteins by domain with InterProScan

I have a bunch of proteins (over 300000) in fasta format, and I want to find the ones that contain a specific domain (using a specific InterPro accession). I can run InterPro on the proteins and get ...
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Using evolutionary algorithms in molecular biology? [closed]

I am currently an MSc student studying molecular biology (on paper I'm a chemist) and soon I have to talk to my supervisor about my future, PhD research topic. Besides molecular biology I'm also ...
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Can one conduct “novel” research without an advanced laboratory? Has it been done by school pupils? [closed]

I want to conduct an experiment but as a secondary school pupil I will be using my school’s laboratory and to make novel or interesting discoveries, wouldn’t one need advanced equipment, a prospect ...
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Neuro-simulation tools

I know, this question is opinion-based, but where else should I ask it (or how could I ask it here without being flagged "opinon-based!")? Which neuronal simulators - in the line of NEURON and ...
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What industry regulations protect the privacy of DNA results in the US? (UK, or EU wanted as well) [closed]

I am writing computer software that allows users to learn more about their own DNA and (optionally) allow some of that data to be used for research purposes. I'm very concerned about a future/...
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Database of known human proteins

Is there an up-to-date database of known human proteins that is easily accessible using Python libraries?
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where to buy DNA sample kit? why isn't it easy to find online?

I guess you can say that it's a hobby of mine to research my ancestry and gather as much information from my family's history as I can. Being a student I can't afford to pay for mtDNA or Y DNA test of ...
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Is there a web tool for species identification?

I know this stack exchange provides the ability to post photographs of animals/plants for species identification, but is there a web resource that can automatically identify a plant/animal using image ...
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A tool to get annotation features by position in the reference genome

Previously, when I needed to find a genomic feature (promoter, CDS, repeat etc) that underwent mutation (SNP) I used my own scripts to load an annotation file, parse it, map the SNP's position and ...
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Is there a way to examine amount of red/white muscle fibers without biopsy?

I want to conduct some research on red and white muscle fibers, why do some people tire during certain movements while others do not. Obviously I can't get a biopsy on the subjects so I wanted to hear ...
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Does antibody staining / immunolabeling block or inhibit protein function?

In dissociated live cells, does staining them with an antibody block the protein's function? I am sorting cells based on their expression of a few marker genes, and culturing them post-sort for ...
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Resource for finding Repressive/Inhibitory factors for a given gene?

I have a list of genes for each of which I'd like to find: A list of transcription factors that up-regulate the gene A list of inhibitory factors that down-regulate it. I used this tool on Qiagen's ...
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Any databases with AAMI ECG and ECHO?

There is no AAMI 12-lead ECG databases available online. All of them have problems. I and my friends finally finalised our tests with St Petersburg. It is not AAMI. So the next step is to search ...
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To get Standard ECG from PhysioNet?

I am trying to get standard ECG by using PhysioNet's ATM with parameters but I get It should be something like How can you get complete standard 12-lead ECG out of Physionet database?
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What kind of microscope for ML/biological research?

I am a computer science student, focusing on machine learning applications. I have been always interested in biology but I lack any training in it. Now, I had an idea that I could introduce myself to ...
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Master Catalog of all Fossils / Literal Fossil Record?

Is there a website or other resource that catalogs all fossils ever found? Basically, is there a literal "Fossil Record"? Where do scientists gather their results from excavations? Are they just ...
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Is there a superterm combining “animal line” and “cell line” in disease models?

Biologists researching diseases will frequently use animal models. The way I understand it, there are species of animals, such as "mouse", and lines of mice, such as ...