Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ratsectomy part #2

Today are UB2 and 7 of UBP turns to be the rat killer. Unfortunately, we got 4 rats missing (technically) so some of them had to share the rat. One casualty though, for Sinyi eagerly nearly sacrifice her hand for the rat. Blood for blood as they said.
Best day of my life
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In action

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Toad's Blood

Pictures of the toad's blood and human white blood cells taken by Chan Ziyang today using his sophiscated microscope and Giemsa stains.
Toad's blood - the red blood cells contain nucleus

The white blood cells with its nucleus 

Ratsectomy part 1

The gruesome killing of the rats beats watching the series Hannibal. Never will we imagine that ExaMachs can be that cruel even though they hide behind their masks.

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Recognize them.. 
The trailer of the movie JItsin Hannibal part 1

The tiny insect with the massive sperm

Interesting story about a tiny insect found in the rainforest of Peninsular Malaysia. 
Giant sperm come in small packages (Image: Romano Dallai/University of Siena)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23585-zoologger-the-tiny-insect-with-the-massive-sperm.html
Hope one of you can collect this insect for the insect collection next time

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cloning of Human Stem Cell

Image of stem cell taken from
http://www.newscientist.com
It is reported in Reuters (Science) webpage (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/us-science-stemcells-idUSBRE94E0V220130516), that after 15 years of trying, biologists lead by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center, uses unfertilized human eggs to grow the stem cells (what is stem cell?)

The team transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose own DNA had been removed. This technique is similar to the one used to create Dolly the sheep - the first cloned sheep in 1996. This scientific breakthrough will now accelerates research of stem cells
Image of Dolly the sheep taken from
http://www.nature.com