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by AstraSequi
Wed May 16, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Xenotransplantation - the procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 3043

I imagine it would be very similar to a regular transplantation - that is, it would depend a lot on what organ you are transplanting. I also think it might require stronger immunosuppression since the immune system will have an easier time recognizing it. A few results I got from a PubMed search - a...
by AstraSequi
Fri May 11, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 60481

Re: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

I really don’t have much time to discuss, so I'll make this my last post. With regards to the reply that Jack did not address: Can you please cite just one example of a chemical structure losing its properties when the structure is intact? Since you’re a chemist, you surely know about the kinetic is...
by AstraSequi
Fri May 11, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Which theory may explain paranormal phenomena?
Replies: 8
Views: 6104

Re: Which theory may explain paranormal phenomena?

If I have said anything that could be construed as a “demand that you prove yourself” (other than the implied requirement that you either stand by your ideas or concede them), then I apologize. I attempt to evaluate all statements on their merits, and I suppose I should not have mentioned your origi...
by AstraSequi
Thu May 10, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 60481

Re:

... you had to have understood much of what you quoted in order to try to use it to persuade. Like astrasequi said, though, you made a few errors that she caught right away. I will just point that some people most certainly do quote scientists in great detail without understanding; and also that th...
by AstraSequi
Thu May 10, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Which theory may explain paranormal phenomena?
Replies: 8
Views: 6104

Well you are wrong for sure on one count:I am a scientist. Click on my profile for more on that. Of course, I could be just saying that. But I'm not, as further posts will likely demonstrate well enough. Actually, this post increased my confidence in my original evaluation. Either you are not a sci...
by AstraSequi
Wed May 09, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Which theory may explain paranormal phenomena?
Replies: 8
Views: 6104

Re:

[Science] says that things that cannot be studied and verified by scientific methods at this time do not exist. Based (especially) on this statement, I doubt that you are a scientist. Or at least that there are certain things that you haven't studied yet. For example, do you love your child? Can yo...
by AstraSequi
Sat May 05, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to science (sort of), and need suggestions.
Replies: 3
Views: 4368

I only have general statements to offer, but I hope that I can help. Never be afraid to look something up for yourself, even if it won't be on an exam (sounds like you've got this one already ) - Google, Wikipedia, Khan Academy, etc. Never be afraid to talk to your professors and ask as many questio...
by AstraSequi
Fri May 04, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Isolation during transcription
Replies: 2
Views: 3745

Re: Isolation during transcription

Polio and rotoviruses use polymerase in their transcription process. You need to stop the viruses from using the transcription enzymes by stopping transcription before the binding you need to bind to the single helix amino acids before the polymerase does You need a technique to do this which won't...
by AstraSequi
Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 60481

Re: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

A lot of your writing seems to resemble a persuasive essay rather than scientific criticism. For example, your introductory section (up until your first heading) seems to be unnecessary to any argument you might be making. (And increasing your concision would also make people much more willing to en...
by AstraSequi
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: A question I'm finding hard to answer (recombinant protein)
Replies: 9
Views: 11250

That looks reasonable. By the way, the "extra step" Jack was referring to above was probably mRNA or protein processing. Splicing is one example of this, but there are many other types of modifications as well - glycosylation and phosphorylation, for example, which occur after translation....
by AstraSequi
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Regulatory elements inside introns
Replies: 3
Views: 4282

Gene promoters, binding sites for regulatory proteins/microRNAs, etc can also be within introns.
by AstraSequi
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: A question I'm finding hard to answer (recombinant protein)
Replies: 9
Views: 11250

Re: A question I'm finding hard to answer (recombinant protein)

What is the sequence of gene expression that you learned? Can you speculate on what the differences might be? :)