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    What Journals are wisest to follow?

    Hello everyone, I wanted some advice as to what journals I could follow based on my interests. I am currently studying Biotechnology (my interest), but I am interested as well in cell signalling (particularly as it applies to activation/deactivation of genes), medicine (therapeutics...
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    DNA Topology

    I was wondering if topology has ever been utilized on the structure of DNA and how that applies to its functions? I am assuming that it has as this is one of the most obsessed over molecules in the 21st century. I am interested in this area of topology if it exists. Also I have no previous...
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    How much Academic Knowledge is used in industry?

    Hello everyone, and happy holidays. I had a question that recently popped into my head as I am in my last three semesters of my undergraduate university. Some background, I am thinking of applying for a professional Masters degree (2 yrs long) before finding work in industry. But I was...
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    Re-Learning Algebra

    Hello everyone, I would like to ask if someone could point me to a good book, that I could use to relearn algebra. I am though, not looking for a regular textbook (like in schools where you learn the formula), but would love something that would teach me the theory behind all the algebraic...
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    Fourth Year Research Project

    Hi Everyone, I am about to enter my third year in the undergraduate program, and was hoping to start searching for a Professor who would supervise my fourth year independent program. My goal is to fulfill my program requirements and enter into a Masters program. Now I have heard and read that...
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    Biochemistry courses

    Hello everyone, So I was interested in knowing how much work is usually needed to end up with a good grade (A) in this course? I am going to be taking this course sometime in the future, probably next year, the first part will be about structures and physical properties of biomolecules and...
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    Lack of Lewis Catalyst for Bromination (Halogenation)

    I recently did an organic chem lab in which we brominated acetanilide. Now the benzene group had an acetamido group attached to it, which is less powerful activator than an amide (NH2) group but still directs to the ortho and para positions. I can understand that due to steric hindrance...
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    TLC: Standard

    What are standards used for in TLC. Are they used so as to compare some unknown substances, and then from that to determine what chemicals/molecules have been separated or are being used?
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    Crystallization Report - What is a Good Yield?

    Homework Statement I did my lab work a week ago and in the lab report I am to discuss my results, and how successful. If not successful, then why not. Our Organic Chem. lab was on crystallization and we had to obtain pure Benzoic Acid crystals from 2 grams of a crude material. My question...
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    Programs PhD. at a company?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if there dose exist programs in which some companies (not expecting all agree to it) allow their employees to pursue a PhD. at the company. That is use a research that is performed in the company for the company but presented as a PhD. thesis? Has this ever...
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    Crystallization of Benzoic Acid

    Hi there, This may seem like weird question, but for my pre-lab this week I need to add along with intro and flow chart a table of reagents. now my only two reagents that I will be using is 2 g of crude Benzoic acid (including impurities) and water. in my table though, they ask for the #...
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    What do Employers look at?

    Hi, I have been wondering about something recently. If a student finished his MSc. or PhD., would employers be interested in his past GPA's? Ex., a PhD. - would employers look at his undergrad or MSc. GPA's? Or an MSc. student who just graduated and is looking for employment would they...
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    Diels-Alder Reaction

    Hi, This is not a homework question but something I found within my textbook. I just wanted to understand a solution they gave to the problem. The question is: Predict the product of the following Diels-Alder reaction: The structures of two molecules, a diene (4 carbons long) and a methyl...
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    Biotechnology - research or management?

    Hi everyone, I have a question that is floating around in my head and I am getting mixed suggestions. Thought I might try to ask here as I have gotten good advice from you guys before. I would like to work in a Biotechnology company one day, what ever position really (that is either a good...
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    Science & Business

    I have been wondering what a good tactic is to follow. I am currently doing and undergrad in science and hope to continue on to a Professional school in Biotechnology (MBiotech) since it is cheaper than most MBAs that I know of. My goal is to one day start up my own firm in the Biotech industry...
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    Analytical Chemistry

    I am currently taking an Analytical Chemistry class which has labs in it. I did my first one last week and it wasn't so bad - I still have one more week to finish up my lab write up. This week though we are doing another lab, and my hopes are that I can prepare myself better for this week. I...
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    Calculus textbooks, Single or Multi-variable?

    I am looking for a good book to go over the basics of Calculus again, currently I am looking at my schools library and have found this one called: Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals by, James Stewart. My goal is to over the year probably finish this book or if possible even before...
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