Posts in category Science
If I pursue a beam of light with the velocity c (velocity of light in a vacuum), I should observe such a beam of light as a spatially oscillatory electromagnetic field at rest. However, there seems to be no such thing, whether on the basis of experience or according to Maxwell’s equations. From the very beginning it appeared to me int [...]
In my previous post titled “Using Matlab with a KORG padKONTROL USB MIDI Input Device“, I went over the initial preparations necessary for utilizing a KORG padKONTROL midi studio controller in Matlab as a multipurpose input device using a tool called padKONTROL Editor Librarian. Once all the controller triggers are customized to [...]
Out of the box, Matlab is a powerful tool with many great built-in features. Suffice to say, however, their default 2D plots leave a lot to be desired. While meat-and-potatoes graphs are fine on most days, when it comes time to publish that data however, something must be done. The good news is, contrary to popular belief, there’s n [...]
Every so often, after too many cocktails, someone asks the question – “Do you think there are aliens out there in the cosmos?” My answer is always the same… “Probably not. At least not the kind of lifeform we could ever fathom in our wildest dreams.” The standard reply is, “But the universe is so big! [...]
If ever you think to yourself “I’m not a smart person”, consider this… Homo erectus lived from 1.9mil – 200k years ago. Modern Homo sapiens-sapiens first appeared in East Africa some 200k years ago BP (BP=before present). The human brain has not noticeably changed since the first Homo sapiens-sapiens, and the ol [...]
I recently went through the trials and tribulations of learning how to do SDS-PAGE and Western Blot. I’ve found that the biggest bitch about the whole process is ordering the right supplies. So many vendors, so many options. I’ve taken some of the stress out of the process by making myself a very extensive protocol. Cheers!
PKM-ζ aka PKM-zeta is not required for hippocampal synaptic plasticity, learning and memory Lenora J. Volk, Julia L. Bachman, Richard Johnson, Yilin Yu, and Richard L. Huganir Nature 2013 Here’s the abstract: Long-term potentiation (LTP), a well-characterized form of synaptic plasticity, has long been postulated as a cellular cor [...]
Comments on Cellular Pharmacology of Protein Kinase Mzeta (PKMzeta) Contrasts with its In Vitro Profile. The Journal ...
In a recent study: Wu-Zhang, Schramm, Nabavi, Malinow, Newton (2012). Cellular Pharmacology of Protein Kinase Mzeta (PKMzeta) Contrasts with its In Vitro Profile. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. At first I skimmed through and saw they used FRET and thought it would be easy one to argue against. Then I read it. ZIP doesn’t affect t [...]
Just got another publication. This one is based on my masters thesis work, and is published in the journal “Hippocampus”. For your viewing pleasure: The effects of perinatal choline supplementation on hippocampal cholinergic development in rats exposed to alcohol during the brain growth spurt