Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Update

This is my 2nd week at the Hutch's SEP program - which has been a lot of work but overall fantastic for bettering my understanding of biotech.

Through tomorrow I am shadowing a researcher at Amgen who is working with glycolysis.  Yes, glycolysis.  It exists in the real world!

I also had the opportunity to visit the sequencing group (yes, they figure out the order of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs) and the antibodies group.  I am going to spend some time in antibodies this morning as they do ELISAs.

Hope you're having an excellent and safe summer!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Watch this. (fascinating video about how honeybees attack hornet predators)

Then read this. (more to the story, it's not just the heat!)

And as a side note, I was recalled to IHS!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Library of Congress' Everyday Mysteries

Hurray for well-researched web resources!  I just found the Library of Congress' answers to "Everyday Mysteries".

I ended up there trying to find a good description of how sunscreen works.  Although they don't discriminate between sunscreen and sunblock, the answers are entertaining and understandable. 

The questions are separated by topic and include the answer, images, related website links, and the resources used in answering.