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Qur’an 75:3 — “Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?”

Qur’an 75:3 — “Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?”

I recently had a questionable interview experience in Portland, but seeing this view made the ordeal worthwhile. 

I recently had a questionable interview experience in Portland, but seeing this view made the ordeal worthwhile. 

Books on my “to read” list for 2014, via the University of California Press

A Daghestani prayer rug, dated 1302 AH/1885 AD, in Oriental Rugs: An Introduction by Gordon Redford Walker

A Daghestani prayer rug, dated 1302 AH/1885 AD, in Oriental Rugs: An Introduction by Gordon Redford Walker

A few weeks ago, in New Brunswick, NJ.

A few weeks ago, in New Brunswick, NJ.

Somewhere over the Nevada desert, en route to Salt Lake City, last Wednesday.

Somewhere over the Nevada desert, en route to Salt Lake City, last Wednesday.

Moses and the Dragon; artist unknown, late 19th century, Iran (source)

Moses and the Dragon; artist unknown, late 19th century, Iran (source)

32° 37′ 0″ N, 44° 2′ 0″ E

The geographic coordinates of Karbala, Iraq

گلبدن

Golbadan : Rose-body

These are BeWo cells — a cell line established from a choriocarcinoma, or cancer of the cells of the trophoblast. A researcher in my lab who works on the neonatal Fc receptor wanted to know whether certain cell lines expressed the receptor. Per the Western Blots that I’ve been doing with another lab member, BeWo cells do express the neonatal Fc receptor, as do several endothelial and monocytic cell lines. 

These are BeWo cells — a cell line established from a choriocarcinoma, or cancer of the cells of the trophoblast. A researcher in my lab who works on the neonatal Fc receptor wanted to know whether certain cell lines expressed the receptor. Per the Western Blots that I’ve been doing with another lab member, BeWo cells do express the neonatal Fc receptor, as do several endothelial and monocytic cell lines. 

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