An American in Austria.
A student (again).
Future teacher.
Klutz.
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We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.

— C. Joybell C. (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

fuckyeahconjugation:

this is beautiful. like actually

fuckyeahconjugation:

this is beautiful. like actually

(via wordfully)

runningjedi:

for all you marathoners!!

runningjedi:

for all you marathoners!!

(via cardio-katey)

secretlifeofateenblogger:

I keep forgetting what the differences are in the over the counter pain relievers, so I made a handy chart.

secretlifeofateenblogger:

I keep forgetting what the differences are in the over the counter pain relievers, so I made a handy chart.

thelifeofapremed:

Post-Transcriptional Processing

Only in the Nucleus for Eukaryotes
Primary transcript processed in 3 ways:
1. ADDition of nucleotides
2. DELETion of nucleotides
3. Modification of Nitrogenous Bases
5’ cap and 3’ Poly A tail
snRNP and the Spliceosome of Doom!
INtrons = IN nucleus
EXtrons = EXit the nucleus

DNA TECHNOLOGY

Clone Library = plasmid and replication

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) : ‘fast’ cloning

Heat to denature
Mix with primers, let cool = primers hybridize
Add polymerase to amplify complementary strands

Southern Blot

1. Chop up DNA
2. Efield to spread out pieces by SIZE
3. Blot it!
4. Add Radioactive DNA or RNA Probe
5. Visualize on radiographic film 
GENETIC CODE
Degenerative – more than one series of nucleotides may code for ANY A.A.
Unambigous = one series of nucleotides = one A.A.
Universal code!
START! AUG
STOP! UAA, UAG, UGA
4^3 = 64 
Ex. protein of 100 A.A. = there are 20^100 possible amino acids sequences for the protein 
timecowboy:

It gets real loud in my head sometimes. 

timecowboy:

It gets real loud in my head sometimes. 

5 things

  • Finally have a dress for the wedding.
  • All of Tuesday! - Had some unexpected, but welcome, company on the last mile of my run. had breakfast with friends, spent the afternoon drinking wine with P, and later enjoyed some yummy burgers.
  • Went on a short photowalk with T before (too many) drinks.
  • Despite the hangover I woke up with on Sat morning and working all day, managed to finish a 10.5 mile run in the evening feeling pretty good! A stranger even wanted to give my sweaty self a free hug.
  • Finally a brunch shift with good tip! It’s been a while.

5 things

Another late post. I keep forgetting when Sunday rolls around. Not used to not having a regular schedule in the summer.

  • Another week of 6 days of exercise and 1 day of rest. Started the new training plan. Even did the dreaded interval workout.
  • Made yummy blueberry scones.
  • Got answers to my visa questions, though I didn’t like them.
  • And I have preliminary solutions to some of my visa difficulties.
  • Ate some new (for me) yummy Turkish food at Serhan’s little birthday celebration.

asylum-art:

Gregg Segal: Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash

"7 Days of Garbage" American families of California, photographed amid their litter products for a week.  The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put some imagery to those numbers. His ongoing series,p “7 Days of Garbage,” shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.

(via kqedscience)