Jul
      16

      A Note on Emotion, Imagination

      A Note on Emotion, Imagination   Art is not beautiful only but wonderful also, poetry included (for me at least). I love the ways words work on a page and how you hear them with the rhythmic voice in your head if you’re really feeling it painting a picture you can see, a heat you…
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      Jul
      13

      Questions, questions, questions…

      With more than half of the summer gone by, I still have more questions than answers regarding my molecule, eosin y (EY), and its properties. When I last left off, I was trying to figure out how the pH dependence impacts the structure and how I could isolate just one form of the dye. It…
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      Jul
      11

      June Update: Kafka and Nationalist Monuments in Prague

      Although Kafka may have been reticent to openly identify Prague in his stories, his diaries and letters to friends and family contain references to his life in the Bohemian capital. I have finally come across an instance in which he provides his personal sentiments towards two of the city’s notable monuments conceived and installed by Czech nationalists,…
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      Jul
      10

      TRPM4 Immunos Yield Encouraging Results

      After fixing the TRPM4 protocol to work with an Alexa 488 flurophore, I was able to take some high quality confocal images of the medullary brainstem. This slide is slightly caudal for the preBotC, but still contains the preBotC on the right portion of the coronal, 60 micron slice. This image shows TRPM4 prevalence in…
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      Jul
      10

      Legislative Barriers to Pretrial Reform: Horror Stories

      Through the course of my research I’ve read many stories of people who have been effected adversely by money bail. I’ll share a few with you now.