If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Popular Science)   A molecule called Dickkopf-1 is your worst enemy as you age, further proof that scientists are still obnoxious teenagers at heart when it comes to naming things   (popsci.com) divider line 18
    More: Amusing, molecules, scientists  
•       •       •

1575 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Feb 2013 at 11:15 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



18 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-02-12 08:36:39 AM
At least they didn't call it Scheißekoph-1
 
2013-02-12 09:54:43 AM
Dickhead one.  That's something I would have called myself in COD when I was 13.  Genius, that.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:34 AM
could be worse. They could have called in the forgetinnator
 
2013-02-12 10:09:55 AM
Hey Beavis I got a degree in particle physics.
 
2013-02-12 11:09:56 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Huh, huh, huh... Butt anal
 
2013-02-12 11:15:41 AM
for those of you who are german-challenged

translation: fathead

xanadian: At least they didn't call it Scheißekoph-1


translation: shiathead.
 
2013-02-12 11:21:13 AM
So...making you smarter makes you more likely to be depressed.  Hasn't that link already been studied before?
 
2013-02-12 11:29:43 AM
Oh, great, another thread about phallocephaly.
 
2013-02-12 11:33:54 AM

Kazan: for those of you who are german-challenged

translation: fathead


Yes.  Named as such because it was originally identified as a gene that causes induction of head structures in frog embryos.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v391/n6665/full/391357a0.html
 
2013-02-12 11:36:17 AM

xanadian: Scheißekoph-1


so close... you even special-charactered the hell out of that Eszett. But it's Scheißkopf.

And Dickkopf isn't far off; it means "thick-head." You could use it to describe someone who is stupidly obstinate.
 
2013-02-12 11:41:02 AM
Sonic hedgehog is a gene.  Midichloria mitochondrii is a bacterium.
 
2013-02-12 11:47:35 AM

Mentat: Sonic hedgehog is a gene.


One of a family of genes that also includes Indian Hedgehog and Desert Hedgehog.

My personal favorite gene name is Lunatic Fringe.  One of a family of genes that also includes Manic Fringe and Radical Fringe.
 
2013-02-12 12:54:29 PM

Doc Daneeka: Mentat: Sonic hedgehog is a gene.

One of a family of genes that also includes Indian Hedgehog and Desert Hedgehog.

My personal favorite gene name is Lunatic Fringe.  One of a family of genes that also includes Manic Fringe and Radical Fringe.


Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Dickhead one.  That's something I would have called myself in COD when I was 13.  Genius, that.


Yeah, there have actually been serious complaints in the medical community about the nomenclature. Sonic hedgehog was one of the first to receive specific attention.  To quote the Nature article cited in wiki, "Some clinicians and scientists criticize giving genes frivolous, whimsical, or quirky names, calling it inappropriate that patients with "a serious illness or disability that they or their child have a mutation in a gene such as sonic hedgehog".

If you want your work to have clinical applicability, act like it.
 
2013-02-12 01:04:43 PM
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-02-12 01:05:36 PM
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-02-12 06:05:05 PM
Good, good, one more thing we understand about aging.
 
2013-02-12 07:58:22 PM

born_yesterday: If you want your work to have clinical applicability, act like it.


Yes, because the name of the gene is going to have such a profound effect on the treatment used on the patient.  Telling anyone my age or younger that they had a mutation in sonic hedgehog would probably provide a much-needed laugh.
 
2013-02-13 12:43:56 AM
i.imgur.com
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report