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My specialty is neuroscience and physiology, but I love all sciences, athletics, healthy food and fun people.

I love interaction and scientific dicussion. Never be afraid to ask me questions. I may not have the answer, but I'll be damned if I haven't learned how to do a good, quick Google Scholar search to find out.

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smellslikecadaverine:

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with hemorrhage: Multiple coronal sections reveal numerous small to large hemorrhages in all lobes of the cerebral hemispheres.

smellslikecadaverine:

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with hemorrhage: Multiple coronal sections reveal numerous small to large hemorrhages in all lobes of the cerebral hemispheres.


the beauty of nature: the lifecycle of a dandelion (timelapse)

I dreamt of these flowers last night. Tumblr, how did you know?


nightnursenotes:

this is the headache that never ends

Does it go on and on my friend?

If so, I’m sorry to hear that


Anonymous said: Is there a benefit to using mikrosil instead of black ink on paper?

fuckyeahforensics:

There are pros and cons to each method. Rolling a print with ink and paper can be tricky with a dead body because you have rigor and skin slippage to contend with, depending on the state of the body. A rolled ink print isn’t reversed, though, which I’ll explain in a moment.

With mikrosil, you don’t have to worry about moving the deceased’s hand or fighting rigor. You simply mix the compound with the catalyst and apply it to the fingers. It dries in 10 minutes or less, and you just peel it off and it comes off in one piece.

Now, I mentioned an inked print is NOT reversed. The ink covers the ridges of a fingerprint and the furrows remain inkless. With mikrosil, the print will be reversed, meaning ridges look like furrows and furrows look like ridges. This is really, REALLY important to be aware of. It’s easy to remedy, however, using photoshop. You simply invert the print.

It can be hard to understand this concept, so just imagine putting your finger in silly putty. The ridges are raised, so they press into the putty whereas the furrows are indented so the putty goes into them, thus reversing the print.

Some examiners have no problem looking at a reversed print and comparing it to a known. Some examiners really hate that. The worst is when a print is partially reversed. That’s where part of the print is normal, like an inked print, and then, due to pressure, the ridges compress and look like the furrows and the furrows are recorded as ridges. That really messes with your head because your ridge count will always be off.

The easiest way to discern a regular print from a reversed print is to look for the pores. Pores are always in ridges, no matter that color it’s recorded in or on.

princessandersonreed replied to your post “When you’re more nervous about playing a simple chord progression in…”

Give me a living organism. ONE. that does not use glycolisis

This is a tricky question, as glycolysis is vital for energy production across the animal kingdom.

Glycolysis is defined as the metabolic process that converts glucose C6H12O6, into ATP and pyruvate (CH3COCOO + H+.

In both bacteria and human beings alike, it serves as a mechanism for extracting energy (ATP) from sugar.

In plants, energy is obtained via photosynthesis, which relies on different enzymes than those seen in glycolysis (as the plant makes energy rather than extracting it from glucose).

I shall assume that when you asked this question however, that you do not mean plants (which notably do undergo photorespiration, but that is not the same as glycolysis).

As a more interesting hybrid, and perhaps a possible answer to your question, I would like to mention…

Elysia chlorotica

The energy mooching, chloroplast thieving sea slug!

The process, known as kleptoplasty, involves the slug feeding on the intertidal algae Vaucheria litorea bypuncturing the algal cell wall with its radula and harvesting its cholorplasts.

Once these are extracted, the slug begins to incorporate the chloroplasts within its gut cells, which allows the slug to capture energy directly from light,

IT’S A SLUG THAT DOES PHOTOSYNTHESIS, HOW MUCH COOLER CAN YOU GET???

Sources:

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39279/title/Image-of-the-Day—Leafy-Slug/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysia_chlorotica

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycolysis


Anonymous said: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ELEMENT AND WHY?

THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION, THANK YOU FOR ASKING

I would have to say carbon. After all, it promotes diversity of bonds, shares its electrons with just about everything, and is electro-neutral.

I JUST WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYBODY 

Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/108614/chemical-compound/278309/Carbon-bonding

When you’re more nervous about playing a simple chord progression in front of your professor than you have ever been over any paper, exam or job interview

QUICK, ASK ME ABOUT SCIENCE SO I CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF


mj-the-scientist:

kill3rtcell:

Just researcher-y things ~
As suggested by khaleesri

This is definitely a BAD IDEA. Chemistry-grade ethanol is processed with methanol, which is impossible to fully separate from ethanol and TERRIBLY TOXIC to humans.
Not only that, but do you really know where those beakers have been? Do you know what could be trapped in those silica pores?
You want to get drunk like a chemist, get drunk responsibly. Go buy some Everclear and fresh beakers from Aldrich. At least then you won’t die from methanol or lead poisoning.

mj-the-scientist:

kill3rtcell:

Just researcher-y things ~

As suggested by khaleesri

This is definitely a BAD IDEA. Chemistry-grade ethanol is processed with methanol, which is impossible to fully separate from ethanol and TERRIBLY TOXIC to humans.

Not only that, but do you really know where those beakers have been? Do you know what could be trapped in those silica pores?

You want to get drunk like a chemist, get drunk responsibly. Go buy some Everclear and fresh beakers from Aldrich. At least then you won’t die from methanol or lead poisoning.


From Natural Selection
"Humans, chimps and bonobos descended from a single ancestor species that lived six or seven million years ago. As humans and chimps gradually evolved from a common ancestor, their DNA, passed from generation to generation, changed too. In fact, many of these DNA changes led to differences between human and chimp appearance and behavior."Image (Meme) by member: Jesse WilliamsRead more: http://tinyurl.com/k348u3o

From Natural Selection

"Humans, chimps and bonobos descended from a single ancestor species that lived six or seven million years ago. As humans and chimps gradually evolved from a common ancestor, their DNA, passed from generation to generation, changed too. In fact, many of these DNA changes led to differences between human and chimp appearance and behavior."

Image (Meme) by member: Jesse Williams
Read more: http://tinyurl.com/k348u3o


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