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Scientists Precious? Indeed they are

At first I thought it might be some breakthrough. Possibly the phrase “precious petals” had been deployed by a minister with some of the responsibility for science as he described his excitement at some new bit of amazing research. 926 more words

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Single Vesicle Analysis for Membrane Permeabilization

Giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) are free-standing lipid bilayers that organize to diameters between 20 and 300 µm, approximating the size a eukaryotic cell. One way to make them is through electroformation where lipids dissolved in chloroform are deposited and dried on an electrode surface (usually platinum) and then submerged in an aqueous solution and subjected to an electrical current… 687 more words

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Neat Science Thursday - Science communication matters

Tweets about science flooded twitter feeds again yesterday when Science released its list of the top 50 scientists on twitter and their corresponding K-index. If you haven’t heard of the K-index, you’re probably not on very high on it. 329 more words


Is this an avenue for encouraging public involvement with science?

You might recall that a few weeks ago, while discussing the case of #arseniclife hype, I mentioned that a new form of peer review that is beginning to gain popularity – post-publication review. 375 more words


Social Media for Science Communication, seeking for opportunities or creating hurdles?

In the past few decades, Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in society. It has transformed a major change of people’s expression in many developed and developing countries. 2,101 more words


Mobile Phones And Cancer

This post, as do most of my posts, comes from a question from Ellen. She would like to know: Is sleeping next to her phone (so she can use it as an alarm) safe, or is she risking cancer? 722 more words

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Microscopy Art: Giant Vesicles

So, I was cleaning out my hard drive and saw some old experiments. Here are some pretty useless images of giant unilamellar vesicles.

Useless, because I cannot use them for any analysis, however they are quite pretty. 11 more words

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