23 year old, Systems theory junkie, INTP, and Transhumanist.
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Nickname: Andy by a few
Birthday: Dec. 27th
Height: 6’2 /1.88 m
Time Zone: EST
What time and date is it there: 9:25pm September 1st
Average hours of sleep I get each night: 6-7, sometimes less
The last thing I Googled was: I’m not sure, I use chrome so I don’t keep track
My most used phrase(s): ‘Sorry’, ‘Hm’
First word that comes to mind: Sassafras
What I last said to a family member: “See you soon”
One place that makes me happy & why: Driving anywhere after midnight, I usually feel completely alone
How many blankets I sleep under: 0-1, it’s too hot here for blankets
Favourite beverage(s): Arnold Palmer (half lemonade half iced tea)
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
Three things I can’t live without: Internet, my alone time, my kitties
Something I plan on learning: I have too many things I want to learn, I can’t think of anything specific
A piece of advice for all my followers: No matter how much you hurt right now you’ll feel better after you sleep.
You all have to listen to this song: Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions.
I know I’m supposed to tag people, and that’s part of the fun. But I’m not in the mood to be social.
KnIT didn’t read the papers like a scientist – that would have taken a lifetime. Instead, it scanned for information on a protein called p53, and a class of enzymes that can interact with it, called kinases. Also known as “the guardian of the genome”, p53 suppresses tumours in humans. KnIT trawled the literature searching for links that imply undiscovered p53 kinases, which could provide routes to new cancer drugs.
Having analysed papers up until 2003, KnIT identified seven of the nine kinases discovered over the subsequent 10 years. More importantly, it also found what appeared to be two p53 kinases unknown to science. Initial lab tests confirmed the findings, although the team wants to repeat the experiment to be sure.