Apologies for not posting over the past 4-5 days. I have some fascinating posts in my mind, but it is just a question of finding time to type them out, since work has been rather busy.
Here's a sob story from work. I painstakingly prepare some cells for a major experiment. Then I harvest them and lyse and suspend them in some sucrose solutions and load them onto an elaborate density gradient that I wanted. At nearly the end of the day, I put them into tubes and start the ultracentrifugation run.
I finish the run, open the centrifuge, and find that the *#&$^$ tube has cracked, and with it I've lost my sample.
There goes two days of work, and all I'm left with is a dirty centrifuge rotor which I have to clean out.
Hardly leaves me with time to blog, does it