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by Sepals
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 788174

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

There are none.
by Sepals
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA ligases
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

No. It'll anneal any broken strand. The vector is prevented from self-ligation by alkaline phosphatase.
by Sepals
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2435607

Depends on how much determination you have.
by Sepals
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 16321

Re: How is everyone doing?

I'm crappy. A conjugate for a flu immunofluorescence kit I'm validating disappeared after 6 weeks of incubation! As in out of the bottle. Only explanations are evaporation or leakage, but I can't see how either would have happened. :/ It was only kept at 25°C and as far as my line manager know this ...
by Sepals
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2435607

Re: Last person to reply wins.

No it isn't.
by Sepals
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Urine infections
Replies: 17
Views: 23457

Re: Urine infections

An inadequate immune system would explain the recurrences, as would also resistance to the antibiotic from taking the same one for so long. Maybe her nutrition needs improving? (You did say she’s losing weight.) Even if she eats healthily, her body may not be metabolising the food properly and this ...
by Sepals
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2435607

Re: Last person to reply wins.

Spoke too soon. I asked around for work, and now they're piling it on!
by Sepals
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2435607

I wish I had something to do.
by Sepals
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Anaerobic bacteria in wounds
Replies: 3
Views: 4823

Obligate anaerobes are able to infect deep wounds, tissues and organs which are poorly oxygenated.
by Sepals
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identifying bacteria?
Replies: 5
Views: 11102

Re: Identifying bacteria?

I think sample B might be Bacillus as this produces B haemolysis, although it isn't motile.

I think you need further testing to identify them for sure.

Btw I assumed they are rods as you said they are motile, sure about that? You haven't mentioned what kind of motility either....
by Sepals
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: How old is too old? Seeking bio advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 5463

Re: How old is too old? Seeking bio advice.

Technically you're be starting your career at 33, which I don't think will make a difference, especially as you'll have an MSc and many people put off postgrad education until they are in their late twenties to thirties. I finished my MSc at 25 and got my first proper scientific job soon after, in m...
by Sepals
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Endospore confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 9845

Re: Endospore confusion

I know that I have the correct bacteria because I did all the tests needed to determine which one I had. I had narrowed it down to 3 bacteria and planed to do an endospore stain next. My teacher told me that I could also do the acid fast stain, however he wouldn't let us actually carry it out. So h...