Because I am a poor college student who eats cheap ramen for almost every meal, I cannot afford the premium service that allows me to post videos directly to my blog. So, to watch a very interesting video by the Youtube channel This Place all about what science really is, FOLLOW THIS LINK and enjoy! … Continue reading Why is Science Important?
The findings are very limited at this time, but I now have a little bit of data that is ready to be analyzed. For starters, here is a picture of the nasal suture of a normal mouse. (The nasal suture is very small in humans because of our small noses, but it is quite easy … Continue reading What the Findings are Saying…
My research involves slicing up pieces of tissue and then looking at it under a microscope. I do this after I have already stained special cells within the tissue, making them easier to see; this staining, however, can only be accomplished by getting tissue slices to be really thin. And I mean REALLY thin! In … Continue reading How to Look at Cells
Research in genetics would not be the same without our little friend Mus musculus, otherwise known as the common house mouse. Mice are the heart and soul of many research projects, and it is through our toying with their genomes that much of our knowledge of genetics and mammalian physiology have come from the examination … Continue reading Knockout Mice: The Real Heroes of Genetic Research
So far I’ve given you the basic idea about what it exactly is that I study, but now I’ll go a little bit more in depth. WARNING: THE MATERIAL WHICH YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ MAY, AT TIMES, SEEM KINDA COMPLICATED. IF YOU BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE ANY SYMPTOMS OF STRESS OR FRUSTRATION RELATED TO THE … Continue reading TSC What?