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We have no assay for a soul.

“We have no assay for a soul.” Nicely put, but Irving Weissman’s still wrong about adult stem cells.

19. July 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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High-end animated illustrations of animations of nanobots attacking Staphylococcus aureus and platelet aggregation

Hybrid Medical Technologies makes high-end animated illustrations of animations of things such as nanobots attacking Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and platelet aggregation. I wonder if they’d let me use some of their sample images in my presentations. They’re beautiful. Thanks to … Continue reading

02. June 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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Fusion versus differentiation

EDIT:His blog has apparently been hacked. Murtaugh has a nice post on the fusion versus differentiation stem cell debate.

31. March 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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Filtration of sensory input occurs at the organ level?

While browsing, I came across these three articles independently of each other. Perhaps it’s the new issue of Japanese Journal of Taste and Smell Research? Male sweat brightens women’s mood Girl hit by ‘fish odour syndrome’ Elderly armpits can lift … Continue reading

15. March 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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The Nine Warning Signs of Bogus Science

Secular Blasphemy, which has several other great articles, has a summary of the seven warning signs of bogus science. I’ve added two of my own. For laypeople trying to sort through some of the difficult issues today, these are good … Continue reading

10. March 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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Peter Schultz makes mRNA cry.

I recently heard a presentation on this crazy guy, Peter Schultz, who has engineered bacteria to use para-aminophenylalanine instead of amber codons. The bacteria synthesize para-phenylalanine, have a para-phenylalanine tRNA synthetase, and and insert it with very high fidelity whenever … Continue reading

17. February 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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Amazing Science – Mind Control Edition

Sometimes an article comes out with a title that makes me think, “Wait a second. It’s not even April 1st yet.” Joe Tsien’s NR2B overexpression experiment and John Chapin’s “Rats control robots with minds” were pretty amazing articles, and now … Continue reading

17. February 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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