Thursday, December 15, 2011
Yesterday, we were fortunate that our colleague Sarahí L. Garcia could share with our group a bit of the work that she is doing at the University of Jena in Germany. Besides that, Sarahí shared with us her experience of studying in the U.S. and Germany, the way she applied for her doctorate scholarship & other things. We appreciate the time that you take to visit us Sarahí, Vielen Dank !!!
Some of the most liked quotes:
- Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to these brutes who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle and use you as cannon fodder!
- You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
- Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!
- MORE THAN MACHINERY, WE NEED HUMANITY, MORE THAN CLEVERNESS, WE NEED KINDNESS AND GENTLENESS!!!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Yesterday, I experienced a human feeling often associated with something negative, the worst sensations in human behavior: ANGER, well in fact it was almost king of RAGE. The reasons, of course are personal, however, this event has make me reflect on the nature of anger, according to Jezova et al., (1995) rage occurs when oxytocin, vasopressin, and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) are rapidly released from the hypothalamus. This results in the pituitary gland producing and releasing large amounts of the adrenocorticotropic hormone, which causes the adrenal cortex to release corticosteroids. The most amazing thing that I found was that oxytocin and vasopressin were related to anger, if oxytocin is mostly of the times called the "love hormone" and vasopressin, which is related to increase the blood pressure (now I realize, why I felt that my blood was boilling meanwhile I was playing my "rage-scene" (not-proud)), but related too, like CRH, to human behavior... so... Is this anger or rage, natural or common in human beings? Or is another i-dont-like inheritance of our pre-humans ancesters which we try to avoid?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Joyeux 144eme Anniversaire, Madame Curie¡¡¡
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot...
But, what many of us didn't know is the true behind the identity of this popular mask ... Guy Fakes... is this guy for real? does he try to blow up the british parliament? The answer for both questions is... YES.
On 5th November 1605 a York man, Guy Fawkes, was discovered about to ignite 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament. His aim was to spark a Catholic revolution.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Is this the beginning of the end of capitalism? What's next? In my very limited understanding of the global economy, it seems that a group of protesters in Battery Park or the Plaza del Sol would not shake the global economic system, but... hey!!!! Revolutions start with small & blinking sparks of ideologies that join towns and even the entire world to their philosophy, just ask Marie Antoinette, if she ever realize how the revolution that behead her, change the destiny of the World, if French Revolution had not detonated when it did, America would be very different from what it's today.
Let me hear what you think about all these changes in the World: Occupy Movements, World "Peace" (Gadaffi's dead, ETA's surrender, Iraq end of war, Mexico's drug war, etc)... this is the World that we are living, so like our Environment this will affect us (we are Microbiologist we know about this), in a personal & professional way... if we think that we work in a hard environment... pls read the Monod's Nobel Lecture... I was shocked when I realize that .. HE WAS WORKING ON BACTERIAL GROWTH DURING THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF FRANCE ... ¬¬ and we complain 'cause we work on Sunday¡¡¡ <--- speechless
So, please, let us (Biorem Lab) know what u think about our "today" environment and how this could or could not affect our relation with Science & Research.
Have a nice Sunday¡¡¡
Aldo, I miss our discussions a lot, I hope we can keep it hereby. & Happy BDay again¡¡¡
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This life is filled with amazing things.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
¡¡Mucha suerte Andrea!! Keep moving forward!
Esperamos verte muy pronto. Bon Voyage!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Quisiera mandarle a motivo de las discusiones que hemos tenido en cuanto a los progrados un artículo de Science que ví hace ya casi un mes, sobre los efectos de la tragedia en los centros de investigación japonesa:
Monday, April 25, 2011
Many points are discussed, along with the different problems and perspectives of a growing supply of PhDs.
What i can deduce from this article, is that an ever-growing PhD supply is not a problem in a country whose industry and academia increase exponentially, such is the case for China. India is even described as lacking PhDs in accordance to its growth, with only 1% of undergraduates continuing up to Doctorate studies.
It seems that developed countries are the only ones who face this over supply of doctorates. Therefore germany has shifted the concept of PhD to be a training degree. However i agree with the statement of Dr. Ng "I see a PhD not just as the mastery of a discipline, but also training of the mind,".
Another noticible fact is that the goverments and private sectors play with the decision of increasing and decreasing PhDs as if it was a game.
I was surprised by some quantities... I didn't know that one third of PhDs in the USA never finish at all.
Well lets see how this discussion goes... on a side note that is not related to this i leave you a song that i just heard and really liked
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I never had a doubt about my future or the decision I took (profesionally speaking), and I won't start, but this is a really interesting article of Nature about the PhD system, I think that maybe doctoral programmes need to adecuate to the new circunstances of global community, and maybe there's many PhD programmes that need to be closed, but in the other hand there's a lack of research and resources to do it, in many other areas. I let you the link and hope to ear your comments:
Friday, April 15, 2011
La maestra realizó su proyecto de tesis - aislamiento y evaluación de cepas bacterianas amilolíticas en la Comarca Lagunera - en el Laboratorio de Bioremediación
Muchas felicidades AGUS¡¡¡
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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Monday, January 31, 2011
This is the summary of a summary.
Teachers in france have been offered the opportunity to teach their 16 year old students, how to genetically modify bacteria.
Agencies that advocate for strictier control of genitical engineering, such as CRIIGEN. They are concerned of modified E. coli cells, inserted with an ampicilin resistance plasmid, breaking out from the classroom to the environment.
But of course that those who manufacture E. coli manipulation kits, say that the practical is a useful tool for students and there is no risk in it. They sustain that the kit is equipped with sterilization procedures.
I support the opinion given by Valérie Sipahimalani, national secretary in charge of biology and geology for the National Union of Secondary Teachers. "Personally, I don't believe in teaching manipulation for manipulation's sake," she says. "More importantly, DNA takes a lot of time to explain — it is very complicated for secondary school-students to understand."
What do you think???
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Budgets for scolarships and study incentives are being decreased on some parts of the globe. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newspod#playepisode1)
In spite of oportunities becoming more scarce, there are still a few things we can benefit of...
Someone had mentioned this to me before, but because of my unaware nature i didn´t look into it, but i found a lot of open access journals on this page... http://www.doaj.org/
Lets take advantage of it while we can.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I read a paper published on 2009 so it's old, however i found it interesting.
Reflecting upon it, led me to the next train of thought:
We are aware that in our knowledge as humans, there are still great gaps, and we are yet to unravel nature's mysteries. The universe reminds us of our unmatured minds everytime it throws data that contradicts previous established dogmas, and we experience a paradigm shift or change.
Even so, in my opinion the paramount of science is far away but our knowledge is still advanced, sometimes i think it might be too advanced. The way of how biological systems are unable to cope with the changes provoked by our advances is an indicator of that.
Nonetheless we keep pressing forward. But in reality we must recognize our dependency on machines, since with these paper one can see that without computers our minds are not ready to process all the information we generate, however unlike our fellow machines we are able to interpret the processed data.
The paper compares protein families of different phylums that have their species completely sequenced. It then concludes something we all know but no one had processed and published, that protein families are greater as the number of genomes increase in a phylum.... seems logical huh?
But something really amazing when the group reprocessed all the data of the 4 different phylums was that they found an actin homologues in Haliangium ochraceum ¿?¿? (cri cri)
It is surprising because actin is a protein of the cytoskeletal of cells that is found in all eukaryotes and eukaryotes alone, while in the other two domains that cell shaping protein is substituted by MreB. MreB is considered distantly related to actins.
I won't spoil anymore...
Give laud to bioinformatics
Wu et al. 2009. A phylogeny-driven genomic encyclopaedia of Bacteria and Archaea. Nature Letters, vol 462, 1056-1060.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
 Van Noorder, R., Ledford, H. y Mann, A. 2010. Ney year, new science. Nature 469, 12: doi:10.1038/469012a.
 NEEM es The North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling, más información aquí: http://neem.nbi.ku.dk/ (en inglés)
 No sé por qué, pero parece que los periodos interglaciares se nombran diferente en inglés y en español, Riss-Würm es equivalente a Eemian.
 GWAS es Genome-wide association study.
 NIF son las siglas de The National Ignition Facility.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
"Because of their knowledge, scientific researchers have a power that makes them DANGEROUS" - Mexicans says...
I invite you to read this note of VANGUARDIA to know about the statistics obtained by CONACYT and discuss the issue:
* The reference to faith is exaclty as the expressed in the articles above, BIOREMEDIATION LAGUNA GROUP respects all personal and religious belief, therefore avoiding the religious character mentions, we discuss science and related issues.