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Nisslbody

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  1. You may be able to see a doctor through the county, through a diabetes clinic, or through youth services. Call around! You need to be assessed. It's possible that changes in your diet can get this under control early, and the changes you mention (eating more frequently, eating healthier, getting more sun & exercise) probably can't hurt you, but nonetheless you DO need to have your blood sugar levels checked.
  2. That's exactly the thing. Viruses are grown in living cells because there's no other way to grow them... it's not something that can just be done away with. I can't actually wrap my brain around his objection, it doesn't make any sense. Here, maybe read this: https://www.boundless.com/microbiology/viruses--2/culturing-viruses/
  3. This is mostly a semantic issue. When the sun is setting, the slope on the eastern side of a mountain is in shadow. It is, in fact, in the mountain's own shadow. In that context the shadow is the shade itself. Is night the Earth's shadow? You could, playing with language, state it that way, using both "night" and "shadow" as nouns. It would probably be more semantically accurate to make one or the other a verb, and say that night is the state of being in the Earth's shadow, or that night is the part of the earth that is being shaded. Since the sillhouette of the Earth is cast, from any given perspective, by the Earth's horizon, any inhabitant of Earth is in the Earth's shadow at night.
  4. Please look into it a little further. Researchers would LOVE to find an effective alternative to live chicken eggs for growing many types of virus for vaccines, and have been working on it for many years. Using eggs is slow, expensive, and inefficient, which is why the US allocated over a billion dollars into researching alternatives seven years ago, and also why stuff like this: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/01/fda-approves-first-flu-vaccine-grown-insect-cells is big news. Of course, using insect cells is not guaranteed to be free from problems, either. Nothing is.
  5. You keep referring to these proteins as "contamination". Do you know why and how they are used in vaccine development? If yes, what do you propose developers use instead?
  6. Hello scientists! I am a student in Portland, OR, majoring in molecular biology with a psychology minor. I'm about halfway through and planning to apply to the neuroscience graduate program at OHSU. It's bizarrely difficult to find other people with an interest in neuroscience online, so I'm hoping to find some here. It looks like a great forum so far!
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