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by Phenylethylamine
May 22nd, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

It's going to be replaced by Food Science (or possibly Materials Science). Heredity/Genes is replacing Microbe Mission. For me, neither of these really strikes me like Protein did, though Food Science seems intriguing. It's pretty much nitpicking to say which event is replacing which other event......
by Phenylethylamine
May 21st, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32184

Re: Experimental Design B/C

What was the experiment topic? It was that you had to find the acidity of drinks commonly found in schools and find which one was the worst for your teeth. We predicted sprite but it was actually lemonade. C Division was something about the sense of touch, given toothpicks and Q-tips. WM did number...
by Phenylethylamine
May 21st, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Ceiling at Nationals
Replies: 52
Views: 10943

Re: Ceiling at Nationals

Mounds View's helicopter got stuck in the rafters, which was pretty frustrating for our helicopter people who had put so much effort into their Chinook, but we realize it was out of our control and is just one of the unlucky things that can happen to any team at any Science Olympiad competition. So...
by Phenylethylamine
May 13th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

The numbers refer to the mass of each monomer is kilodaltons (kDa). You are correct in that they're a way to differentiate the monomers. Thank you! :) Also, thanks for sharing pictures of your prebuild! And now for another question, this one having to do with XIAP. Does anyone know what Arginine 23...
by Phenylethylamine
May 10th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

does anyone have the numbers for amino acids that are involved in hydrogen bonds between the dimers? If you know how hydrogen bonding works, you should be able to figure out where the hydrogen bonds are by looking at the protein in Jmol. Just display all the sidechains near the dimer interface, and...
by Phenylethylamine
May 7th, 2012, 3:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

Has anyone accessed the primary citation for the MHC pdb file yet? The file links to the abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1525820?dopt=Abstract) Is is just not available for free public viewing yet? In this case, it's not an issue of "yet" – this article was published in 1992. This arti...
by Phenylethylamine
April 23rd, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

There's a tentative list here and some discussion about next year's events on this thread (the title is misspelled - it should be 2013). It looks like Circuit Lab will be replacing Protein, which should be interesting nevertheless. Technically, Materials/Food Science will be replacing Proteins. Cir...
by Phenylethylamine
April 23rd, 2012, 8:20 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Ceiling at Nationals
Replies: 52
Views: 10943

Re: Ceiling at Nationals

Would it be possible for a competitior to contact NSO at Florida that does event room selection and ask them to consider a change? There is one other event that is running in that gym - Gravity Vehicle, and it is likely that both Helicopters and Gravity could be moved to the other gym, thereby leav...
by Phenylethylamine
April 18th, 2012, 3:04 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

1. At Nationals, is it likely there will dock points based on whether your helices are 3_10? You should try to make sure that your helices always have the right number of turns, as this is definitely something that appears on the rubric (or, at least, has appeared on the rubric in past years), but ...
by Phenylethylamine
April 15th, 2012, 5:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 62949

Re: Protein Modeling C

I guess this could be a serious problem in states with multiples regionals that do matter. In wisconsin, I dont think any of the tests were modified. The state supervisor was a hard grader though. Isn't the state supervisor the national event supervisor in Wisconsin? It would make sense, given that...

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