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Selection of a DNA aptamer for homocysteine using SELEX from Maureen McKeague on Vimeo.

The lab is exploring a chemical technique called SELEX-systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment-which generates short segments of DNA and RNA called aptamers. These nucleic acids can be designed to stick to almost any target molecule. For McKeague’s Ph.D. research, the target molecule-played by undergraduate student and Scottish folk dancer Charlotte Bradley-is the amino acid homocysteine. High levels of this amino acid are an indicator of cardiovascular disease. McKeague’s aim is to use SELEX to create aptamers to cheaply and accurately measure homocysteine in blood samples. [SOURCE]

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Posted: December 28th, 2010
at 2:41pm by Black Ock


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CIA Promoted American Modern Art

Some people (continue to) call it revisionist history, but in 1995 some ofA the people involved in the CIA’s campaign to finance and promote American Modern Art during the Cold War began to come forward.A The article quoted below is one of the first examples of this chain of disclosures.A I personally have never been a huge fan of the style of American Abstract Expressionism, but there are certainly pieces that have a huge, even subconscious cultural effect on even me, a hater.A Ninjas beware: The CIA might be promoting our ish… just sayin’…

The US government now faced a dilemma. This philistinism, combined with Joseph McCarthy’s hysterical denunciations of all that was avant-garde or unorthodox, was deeply embarrassing. It discredited the idea that America was a sophisticated, culturally rich democracy. It also prevented the US government from consolidating the shift in cultural supremacy from Paris to New York since the 1930s. To resolve this dilemma, the CIA was brought in.

The connection is not quite as odd as it might appear. At this time the new agency, staffed mainly by Yale and Harvard graduates, many of whom collected art and wrote novels in their spare time, was a haven of liberalism when compared with a political world dominated by McCarthy or with J Edgar Hoover’s FBI. If any official institution was in a position to celebrate the collection of Leninists, Trotskyites and heavy drinkers that made up the New York School, it was the CIA.

Until now there has been no first-hand evidence to prove that this connection was made, but for the first time a former case officer, Donald Jameson, has broken the silence. Yes, he says, the agency saw Abstract Expressionism as an opportunity, and yes, it ran with it.

"Regarding Abstract Expressionism, I’d love to be able to say that the CIA invented it just to see what happens in New York and downtown SoHo tomorrow!" he joked. "But I think that what we did really was to recognise the difference. It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.

"In a way our understanding was helped because Moscow in those days was very vicious in its denunciation of any kind of non-conformity to its own very rigid patterns. And so one could quite adequately and accurately reason that anything they criticised that much and that heavy- handedly was worth support one way or another."

To pursue its underground interest in America’s lefty avant-garde, the CIA had to be sure its patronage could not be discovered. "Matters of this sort could only have been done at two or three removes," Mr Jameson explained, "so that there wouldn’t be any question of having to clear Jackson Pollock, for example, or do anything that would involve these people in the organisation. And it couldn’t have been any closer, because most of them were people who had very little respect for the government
, in particular, and certainly none for the CIA. If you had to use people who considered themselves one way or another to be closer to Moscow than to Washington, well, so much the better perhaps." (Source)

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Posted: December 7th, 2010
at 9:12am by Black Ock

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Categories: art,politricks,weaponry,fo' real?,primary sources,ninjas are everyehere,americana

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Albino Candidate Overcomes Prejudice

Tanzania’s first elected albino MP said yesterday the result was a breakthrough for albinos in the east African country, where scores have been murdered for their body parts to be used in sorcery. Salum Khalfani Bar’wani won the southern Tanzania Lindi Town constituency seat, beating a ruling party candidate who had served in parliament for 15 years.

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Posted: November 7th, 2010
at 6:05pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: politricks,fo' real?,9th dan,ninjas are everyehere

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H.A.M.

(AKA, Hot Ass Mess) If you were to read down this page, you might find an article about certain evil ninjas that we’d rather not be associated with. This guy, however, is A-Okay with me.

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Posted: October 27th, 2010
at 8:44am by Black Ock

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Stephen Fry : What I’d Wish I’d Known When I Was 18

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Revis Island covered in Irish Moss

For the record, I know my guys lost this one - and I’m well-aware that we might have provoked the Jets by saying we hated them (ahem Brady).A Butttt…. Have you ever seen somebody talk SO much trash and then get their ankles (or rather, their whole leg) broke.A Dude needs to learn to respect his elders.

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And that’s what I call "old man strenf."

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Posted: September 20th, 2010
at 10:48am by Black Ock

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Dancing In The Rain

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Damn!

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Posted: July 30th, 2010
at 6:13pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,fo' real?,ninjas are everyehere

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ninja.networks / Ninja Badges

Ninja Networks designs and distributes custom electronic "badges" at DEFCON and other creative conferences around the world.

Kewl.

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Posted: June 10th, 2010
at 5:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,gear,design,events,internets,ninjas are everyehere,security

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Primary Sources: No Secrets

WikiLeaks front man Julian Paul Assange and his Icelandic transformation- how did his wish to under-serve those who hold "power without accountability" lead to the disintegration of his own orchestrated press club release? This New Yorker article by Raffi Khatchadourian due out next week explores his undoings in and out of the Bunker.

"If it feels a little bit like we're amateurs, it is because we are. Everyone is an amateur in this business."

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