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Neil Cross
Reader in Cancer Biology. Teaching (Cellular Pathology, Cell Biology and Genetics). Research (Cancer-related stuff mainly). Cyclist and birdwatcher.
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Neil Cross 6h
What, no option for ‘that little lane just past the bottom of Abney that leads to Sir William Hill’?
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Digital Cyclist 7h
Poll time. What’s the best hill climb in the Hope Valley? Only allowed 4 so I’ve picked my faves!
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Gary Lewis Jun 20
1/n. If you are an academic you probably get spammed by predatory journals rather a lot. And if you are anything like me it probably gets a little annoying sometimes.
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The Biochemist Jun 19
New therapy helps your own immune system kill cancer cells by 's
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Schools Week Jun 15
Is it wrong for universities to select students based on their academic grades, asks
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Neil Cross Jun 15
Replying to @curiousiguana
Phosphoric acid as a buffer in the cytoplasm mostly takes care of that.
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Neil Cross Jun 15
Replying to @curiousiguana
Interesting point: Modern ion torrent DNA sequencers rely on the H+ produced by DNA polymerisation. They work like mini pH meters. Incorporate a deoxynucleotide, you get a single H+. Difficult to teach this it if they think H2O produced!
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Neil Cross Jun 15
That’s what I had to tell my kids in revision. Write it this way on the exam, but never, EVER let me hear you repeat that again!
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Neil Cross Jun 15
The one that infuriates me is DNA polymerase adding dNTPs as a condensation reaction. It just isn’t (well certainly not condensing water as suggested in the A-level books).
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Neil Cross Jun 15
Does this involve any scientific ‘lies’ or blatant/known non-truths, or just withholding the more complex stuff for later? The A-level Biology curriculum does have a few non-truths there!
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Nature News & Views Jun 14
Tumour tamed by transfer of one T cell. Find out more in a super N&V by
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Vaughan Bell Jun 11
The availability of lecture capture negatively affects student attendance and attainment Matched cohort study - via
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Neil Cross Jun 10
Replying to @padlet @dave_thesmith
David, I thought the idea of asking for ideas on post-it notes was that they could be ignored no-one would ever see them again. This ruins EVERYTHING!
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Neil Cross Jun 9
One for my molecular biology students
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Neil Cross Jun 8
Replying to @DannyAllwood
I think “manager of student expectations” is more apt.
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Neil Cross Jun 8
Replying to @TheOtherDrX
Forget that. This is much better.
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Neil Cross Jun 8
The word ’lecturer’ might also be at risk. I’m in favour of something more impressive, such as ‘curriculum overlord’.
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Dr Steven Stanley is Working 'Normally' Jun 7
"Cardiff University tutor took his own life after struggling with ‘increased workload’. The 48-year-old was asked to mark 418 exam papers in just 20 days, the court heard." What will it take to change the toxic culture of our universities? A tragic loss.
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Neil Cross Jun 7
This made me laugh. Not sure why.
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BMRC News Jun 6
We have a PhD opening: 'Investigating the role of the delta sub-unit of elF2B during stress and disease' For more details click here:
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