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Hey what's goin' on I'm Amalia. I'm studying towards a MChem, chemistry degree at Smith College. My main research interests include neurochemistry, bioengineering, psychopharmacology, biopsychiatry, & synthetic biology.

Posted on 2nd Sep at 5:30 AM, with 367,699 notes
sailorboy270:

sweet-bitsy:


Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]

THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT MY LIFE TO BE

brainsx
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sailorboy270:

sweet-bitsy:

Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]

THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT MY LIFE TO BE

brainsx
Posted on 1st Sep at 2:42 PM, with 139 notes
post-mitotic:

Godzilla blood
like those of birds, reptilian red blood cells are flatter and more oblong than their mammalian counterparts (and they’re nucleated)
colored SEM
credit: Steve Gschmeissner
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post-mitotic:

Godzilla blood

like those of birds, reptilian red blood cells are flatter and more oblong than their mammalian counterparts (and they’re nucleated)

colored SEM

credit: Steve Gschmeissner

Posted on 1st Sep at 1:10 PM, with 8,598 notes

nubbsgalore:

the bioluminescent noctiluca scintillans — an algae known otherwise as sea sparkle — of australia’s jervis bay. photos by (click pic) andy hutchinson, joanne paquette and naomi paquette. see also: more bioluminescence posts)

Posted on 31st Aug at 9:22 PM, with 596,990 notes

fartgallery:

4/20? You mean 1/5 reduce your fractions did you even learn math

Posted on 31st Aug at 9:41 AM, with 88,321 notes
kevinkinky-:

unclefather:

what does this mean

green eggs and ram
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kevinkinky-:

unclefather:

what does this mean

green eggs and ram

Posted on 31st Aug at 7:18 AM, with 252 notes

thenomadundergrad:

Nothing like holding a pure compound that you have just synthesized.
(bottom picture shows the structure of the synthesized compound)

The last steps in the synthesis involves hydrolysing the ester bond on the naphthalene ring and then coupling the carboxylic acid to a dipeptide chain.

These molecules are being synthesized and studied due to their anti-cancer activity shown in both lung cancer and malignant melanoma cell lines. Although past research is all ‘in vitro’, we hope to push for ‘in vivo' testing in the future. 

Posted on 31st Aug at 5:30 AM, with 792 notes
leballetmecanique:

The Skeleton Has the Shell by Paul Delvaux (1944)
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leballetmecanique:

The Skeleton Has the Shell by Paul Delvaux (1944)

Posted on 30th Aug at 4:32 AM, with 754 notes
science-junkie:

Parasitic Plant Strangleweed Injects Host With Thousands Of Its Own Expressed Genes
Virginia Tech professor and Fralin Life Institute affiliate Jim Westwood has made a discovery about plant-to-plant communication: enormous amounts of genetic messages in the form of mRNA transcripts are transmitted from the parasitic plant Cuscuta (known more commonly as dodder and strangleweed) to its hosts.
Using Illumina next generation sequencing technologies to sequence the tissues of the host and an attached parasite, the team found that the number of genes that gets passed into the host depends on the identity of the host.  The tomato plant received 347 of the strangleweed’s mRNAs, whereas the Arabidopsis received an astonishing 9514 mRNAs.  When Arabidopsis plant receives this many mRNAs, the total genetic material of tissues in contact with the strangleweed is about 45% from the parasite.
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science-junkie:

Parasitic Plant Strangleweed Injects Host With Thousands Of Its Own Expressed Genes

Virginia Tech professor and Fralin Life Institute affiliate Jim Westwood has made a discovery about plant-to-plant communication: enormous amounts of genetic messages in the form of mRNA transcripts are transmitted from the parasitic plant Cuscuta (known more commonly as dodder and strangleweed) to its hosts.

Using Illumina next generation sequencing technologies to sequence the tissues of the host and an attached parasite, the team found that the number of genes that gets passed into the host depends on the identity of the host.  The tomato plant received 347 of the strangleweed’s mRNAs, whereas the Arabidopsis received an astonishing 9514 mRNAs.  When Arabidopsis plant receives this many mRNAs, the total genetic material of tissues in contact with the strangleweed is about 45% from the parasite.

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Posted on 30th Aug at 4:32 AM, with 1,293 notes

itsmemacleod:

when you’re a collection of organic molecules named carl saganimage

Posted on 29th Aug at 5:30 AM, with 160,872 notes

headlikeanorange:

Rufous elephant shrew (Hidden Kingdoms - BBC)

Posted on 27th Aug at 8:13 PM, with 761 notes

hey guys, check out these kick-ass lab shoes I bought myself! they come in red and gray.

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