“When you look at the sunflowers you planted six weeks ago and they now dwarf you, it puts all the intellectual parts of your learning in a pretty real-world frame of reference — you can see growth visibly come to life, and it’s really satisfying.”—UCLA’s Anne McKnight talking about her class on urban agriculture. (via ucresearch)
I’m sorry, I have a very conflicted relationship with my inbox and, the sad thing is, I can’t promise improvements for the future. But since it has threatened me with a hunger strike, I had to woman-up and pass a wall of cobwebs to start a thorough cleaning.
Do you sweat when you go swimming? It is technically a work out and you burn calories from it, but do you really sweat when you go swimming? Yes we do, but in smaller quantities. According to this study (the only one I’ve found).
Hi, i’m in my first year of college and strongly considering majoring in chemistry. Is there any advice you could give me? I took two courses in chemistry. I loved organic chemistry and hated redox reactions something fierce. I’m not the best person to ask.
Hey mind helping me out? Whenever I ask my science teacher he just changes the subject and doesn't answer me for some weird reason o.O Anyways it's what exactly is gene cell therapy And how is this 'technology' used. I really wanna know because I've been interested in the Mars One 'adventure' that's gonna happen. Thanks heaps
Very briefly, gene therapy is an experimental technology that uses DNA as a pharmaceutical substance. With this technique, genes or fragments of genes are inserted into a body with the purpose of preventing or treating a disease. The gene transfer in the human organism is achieved by non-viral or viral vectors. Cell therapy has the same purpose, but in this case the preparations contain living cells. The most commonly used cells are adult stem cells: unspecialised cells that can be selected from various tissues of the body and can differentiate into specialized cells.
The topic is extremely interesting, but these, experimental (and still risky) therapies require more years of study to become effective and safe. So, if you decide to contribute to their development, for whatever reason, I wish you good luck and a good (hard, healthy, professional) work.