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Tag: cell biology

A social media experiment: Can we use twitter to produce an interesting analogy on the subject of viruses?

This may crash and burn, but might also be interesting. Extra coolness, if the tweet mutates somewhere along the line (although it’s also obvious that it would take a lot to reach the necessary “viral load” to see the tweet propagate – maybe instead of a dot, a star would be better?).

Anyway, if it sounds like fun, you can RT by visiting the link of the original tweet.

MIGHTY CHONDRION and CHLORO-BLAST!

Via Velica 1, 2. (again – his stuff is awesome!).

Cell Division. #sciencepun #tshirt

Via Shirt.Woot.

The “I pity the fool” cell.

Awesome. Via Velica DeviantArt page, hat tip to Fresh Photons.

I…am…Scientist…Asian…Rockstar… (O.K. maybe not a rockstar). What science subject should I write my next song about?

Yes, it’s true! In my younger days, I had many a futile dream of being a rockstar in a rock band. Nowadays, I live this dream vicariously with the odd song (poorly) written and recorded for science’s sake. Generally, this is done as a challenge, whereupon I make the comments section a place for suggestions.

For example, below is a song I had to put together because someone threw in the word “mitochondria.”

Here is the mp3 for your listening pleasure (best with headphones) – just click below to listen.

MITOCHONDRIA!
(verses)
Floating round in a cell,
making A T P
In your own kind of hell
in the cytoplasmic sea

You got own DNA
Came maternally
Never sure how you stayed
Endosymbiotically

(Chorus)
Mitochondria, Mitochondria, Mitochondria, Mitochondria
Mitochondria, Mitochondria, Mitochondria, Mitochondria

(Bridge)
Inner membrane, oxidation, many cristae, metabolism
Electron transportation chain!

REPEAT VERSES

Anyway, enough with the organelle talk – leave some suggestions below and I’ll do my best to have something written within 2 to 3 weeks.

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