miRNA: “Let’s shoot the messenger!” (II)

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A second layperson’s introduction to the research done by the Mahal laboratory. Before I go into details, let me just explain something known as The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology in simple terms. For the sake of argument, consider yourself,

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Take me out to the ball game (Peter does sports?!)


Baseball is as American as stars and stripes and an unhealthy dislike for the monarchy. There is hardly a person on the continent, at least in its north eastern parts, who do not support, watch or have played this quintessentially

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Not a bad commute…


Starts, as do most across the civilized world, with a large thermos flask of something as hot as it is caffeinated. The first stage of my journey is the 10 minute drive to Hillsdale Station. Driving through the archetypal American

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Fourth of July!

As you might expect, the 4th of July does not mean the same as it does to you. To me, it is not so much about liberty, freedom of religion, or even fair representation. Well over a hundred years after the

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Sweet and simple: a layperson’s introduction to my research (I)

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To whom it may concern, hello!, greetings, wassss upppppp!, and all other methods of saying hello on a blog… my name is Peter Latchem and I am a 4th year Chemist at the University of Southampton. I am taking part

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Hong Kong, every thing I expected and everything I didn’t.

你们好,我叫李安迪 Hello my name is Andy Leach and I’m a chemistry student who is studing Mandarin Chinese (putonghua) at the Chinese university of Hong Kong (香港中文大学) for 1 month. What I expected Hong Kong to be was a busy exciting

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