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livredor
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Wednesday, 29 December 2004 at 09:37 pm
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Reasons why I like today's experiments: Reasons why I don't like today's experiments: Gah. I hope my social conditioning is sufficient to prevent me from biting the next person who asks me whether I've had a good Christmas.


Moooood: hungryhungry
Tuuuuune: They Might be Giants: Little birdhouse in your soul
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darcydodo: willow - crystal palace (nova25)
From:darcydodo
Date:December 29th, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
44 minutes after journal entry, 04:27 pm (darcydodo's time)
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I hope you enjoyed your ice. :P
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livredor: hands
From:livredor
Date:December 31st, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:34 pm (livredor's time)
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Ooh, like the icon! And remind me to tell you something interesting about the Tori song Icicle.
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darcydodo: willow - my father's glove (nova25)
From:darcydodo
Date:January 1st, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, December 31st, 2004 07:07 pm (darcydodo's time)
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Did you want to wait until we're talking on the phone, or something? Because you could just tell me now. :)

(I got "given" the icon last year, by the way; I just by and large tend only to use it in winter. Similarly this icon.)
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:January 3rd, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
4 days after journal entry, 04:31 pm (livredor's time)
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you could just tell me now
YGM.

I got "given" the icon last year, by the way;
Yeah, I know. It wasn't that I thought the icon was new, I just thought it was a particularly apt choice for that comment.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:December 30th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC)
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Bugger social conditioning. Put them on ice and bite them.

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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:December 31st, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:37 pm (livredor's time)
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*giggle* Well, these hypothetical people asking about my Christmas mean well, they only want to be polite, so it would seem a bit mean. But I have to say, I like the way you look at things.
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beckyzoole: default
From:beckyzoole
Date:December 30th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
21 hours after journal entry, 01:01 pm (beckyzoole's time)
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Did you at least have time to sculpt naughty ice figurines with a bunsen burner?

BTW, what is the experiment about?
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livredor: p53
From:livredor
Date:December 31st, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 01:10 pm (livredor's time)
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Did you at least have time to sculpt naughty ice figurines with a bunsen burner?
Love the suggestion. But no, the ice I can get hold of in the lab is crushed so more suitable for moulding than sculpting. (If I were to sculpt ice I would probably use a heated blade, rather than a flame directly, I think.)

BTW, what is the experiment about?
Do you want to know what my PhD is about in general, or what this particular experiment is about? The (short) answer to the former is that I'm looking for ways of making new cancer drugs with fewer bad side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

And what I'm doing right now is showing directly that when I treat cells with my compounds, the expression of certain genes changes. A fair proportion of my thesis consists of indirect evidence to this effect, but I have correlations rather than direct proof so far. (The genes are involved in protecting cells from cancer; ideally, if you could activate them in tumours you might be able to get rid of the cancer or at least stop it growing.) I can explain that more simply or more technically if you'd prefer; I'm not intending to patronize or confuse you, but I don't know from your question what level of explanation you want.
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