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My name is Bond.....

Ionic Bond. Taken, not shared.

I caught this pun on a t-shirt at an ACS meeting a few years back. In that same vein In the Pipeline is highlighting this paper in ChemBioChem: Live-Cell Imaging of Cellular Proteins by a Strain-Promoted Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition. Don't see the connection? Check out the abstract:

Live and let dye: Three coumarin-cyclooctyne conjugates have been used to label proteins tagged with azidohomoalanine in Rat-1 fibroblasts. All three fluorophores labeled intracellular proteins with fluorescence enhancements ranging from eight- to 20-fold. These conjugates are powerful tools for visualizing biomolecule dynamics in living cells.

The NY Times blog on applying to college mused today about the perils of being overly cute on college applications, I wonder what advice they'd give to journals on this score?




3 comments:

  1. hahaha. good one. I'll have to remember this humor for my class.

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  2. How about "Get the lead out - don't be lithargic"

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