Monthly Archives: May 2011

Links – May 24, 2011

My thesis defense is in one week (whoa!), so I’m taking a break from blogging to go into hardcore study and preparation mode. I’ll see you back here after June 1st, hopefully with good news! In the meantime, here are … Continue reading

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Doug McDonald’s BioGeographical Ancestry Test

In my quest to explore various aftermarket sources of information on my 23andMe raw data, I emailed my data to Doug McDonald for his BGA testing service. I first found out about his service on the 23++ Chrome extension website, … Continue reading

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Anti-clotting factors in vampire bat saliva may save your life.

While I’m on the subject of things that suck blood, I’d like to take a moment to tell you how vampire bat saliva may save your life one day. Today I happened to see a tweet from the Ohio State … Continue reading

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Blue Jay

I got way too excited about seeing this little guy through my window today. I’ve lived in Columbus for 8 years, and somehow this is the first only the second┬átime I’ve ever seen a Blue Jay here (I forgot about … Continue reading

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Heat shock proteins keep mosquitoes fertile after they feed on you.

One of my committee members is an insect physiologist. I picked him for my committee because he’s an excellent physiologist who has experience with lipid chemistry. (He’s also an all around nice guy and a very successful scientist.) I took … Continue reading

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Links – May 13, 2011

I’m sorry for not posting much lately. I have, as Gerty-Z joked on Twitter, reached the ‘herding cats’ portion of my graduate education. I’m busy wrapping up loose ends and trying to schedule and prepare for my thesis defense. Also … Continue reading

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Links – May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Before I get to the links, here are some things that have been going on lately: – My post not too long ago on the efficacy of cortisol supplement during exposure therapy for specific phobias was … Continue reading

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