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  • I've been gone for a little while, finishing undergrad and a year of postgrad in biotech, but boy did this topic pull me straight back in. @misslitty I actually gave a presentations on a very similar technology this year. There's been some amazing …
  • When did you last check with them? Mine was done in early 2014, and they said they had done about a dozen by that stage, but I haven't checked with them in a while now. If I do need to get it removed (ie it starts showing redness, tenderness, etc.) …
  • No to all of those, thankfully. There is one quite visible vein that has always run over the top of where the magnet is (my veins are always easily noticeable) and it seems to be normal, so waiting sounds good. I'm pretty sure it's parylene coated, …
  • I'm in the Netherlands these days but I'll let you know next time I'm heading over that way (I should do sometime in Winter since I'll have family there).
  • Congrats on the results, guys! I can't wait to see the data when you publish it. Regarding the chlorin e6, would we be able to organise a group buy of an eye drop preparation for anyone who's interested? And from reading the article (and most of the…
  • I've put some thought into this a while back, and accidentally giving yourself albinism does seem to be a bit of a risk when modifying eye colour this way. It does, however, seem like HERC2 is the gene to target since this specific only alters trans…
  • Superstrong versatile muscles made out of standard fishing line!? Just how many falling stars did you wish on, @DirectorX ? Any updates on projects using these? I might suggest them to my flatmate (an architecture student) who has access to a works…
  • If I remember correctly, nerve end growth during development is based on chemotaxis in neuron growth cones, using attractants secreted by the receptor cells. Potentially something like this could be done by having soluble factors in an implant coati…
  • Sorry, university is quite effective at making me disappear for months at a time. I'm intrigued as to why you happen to have had that list already on hand, but perhaps it's fair enough around here. Some of those could make viable targets, I suppos…
  • I might be a little late to the party here, but I had a bit of a brainstorm and a friend of mine suggested a possible change to your implant design. Instead of having a rigid ledge that the rod taps against, would it be more effective to use someth…
  • Yeah, I was pretty disappointed when I learned how much of eye colour is based on structure rather than pigments. There are still some pigment genes that we could target, mainly melanin depending on which eye colour you have (mine are mostly hazel, …
  • After a bit of reading (and at first completely misunderstanding your suggestion at first) I think Glim's idea sounds like it has a lot of potential. If we have an organism that produces chitinase we could break down 'scrap' chitin, and hopefully we…
  • Thanks for the suggestions there @Glims, I'll start researching those. The Gibson method sounds promising, so hopefully I won't need to bother getting a thermocycler. One major problem for me is that I'm moving around a fair bit over the next yea…
  • I was going to start a new thread along similar lines, but it looks like I can probably hijack this one instead. I'm hoping to working on something and, like IHateUserNames, I need some guidance for where to start. My background is in molecular bi…
  • Reading through this discussion, it does seem to me that Shaedler's suggestion would be the most practical. My impression of the proposed technique was to mimic the way in which arteries continue to function while being non-elastic. If we house wi…