baratron: (rainbow chemistry geek)
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Here are my results:

Appalling pun of the day: Modeling age-related diseases in Drosophila: Can this fly? *groan*

Weird description of the day: solenoid-like proteins
When I think "solenoid", I think of a coil of wire with current passing through it. I don't think of a helical protein!

Awesome journal titles of the day: Brain Research Bulletin and International Journal of Hyperthermia

Misleadingly simple research paper title of the day: Beyond the Qs in the polyglutamine diseases
The only difficult word in that is "polyglutamine", which is really quite something considering that the next paper on the list is Effect of the disulfide bridge and the C-terminal extension on the oligomerization of the amyloid peptide ABri implicated in familial British dementia. To me the title rather implies that you're looking at polyglutamine diseases with names starting with R and onwards... ?

Unpleasant-sounding disease of the day: hand-foot-genital syndrome

"I didn't know they had one of those" award of the day: A drastic reduction in the basal level of heat-shock protein 90 in the brain of goldfish (Carassius auratus) after administration of geldanamycin.
The abstract for this paper features delights such as intra-cerebral treatment of goldfish and These results suggest that in the brain of goldfish, Hsp90 may not be involved as a key factor [...] and support the idea that GA can be used in fish brain as a tool in elucidating the role of Hsp90. Wow.

Also, I'm wondering why anyone would ever rave about the wonders of EndNote Web when there's nothing whatsoever in it to stop you adding the same reference multiple times! It was rather annoying when I went into it and discovered that 31 of my 79 entries were duplicates because I forgot to delete the marked list from Web of Science after sending them there.

Date: 2010-07-30 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com
I expected you to remember that glutamine is abbreviated as Q in the amino acid code. :) Or are you being facetious?

What is hand-foot-genital syndrome? Yikes.

Date: 2010-08-03 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baratron.livejournal.com
I am being incredibly facetious, seeing that my research is about Huntingdon's disease, which is caused by a polyglutamine repeat expansion in a particular gene ;)

Date: 2010-08-03 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com
Thank you, my universe feels better now.

Date: 2010-07-30 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tirnoney.livejournal.com
"Modeling age-related diseases in Drosophila: Can this fly?"

The only thing to amuse me all day. Thanks!

Date: 2010-07-31 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veryfineredwine.livejournal.com
I had to look up hand-foot-genital syndrome. For jinian and others who are loath to invoke the Parker Principle: it's a very rare genetic disorder in which several finger and toe bones are shorter than usual and the urinary tract and uterus have abnormalities.

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