Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Five Helpful Resources

Over the past couple of years I have found some really great websites and online resources to help me keep up with scientific literature, as well as to help me progress through my own research.  In the hopes that these might help you out as well, I want to go through some of the online resources I have found helpful.  If you have other online resources you find helpful, please let me know in the comments section.  I would love to hear about them.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hello World

Hello and welcome to “Prophage”.  I am currently a biomedical science PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, and I will be using this blog as an opportunity to bring some thoughts, ideas, and hopefully discussions to the worldwide community.  Thanks for reading.

I would like to thank Dr. Brendan Hodkinson, PhD for turning me on to the blogging scene.  Be sure to check out his blog here.

Additionally, as some quick blog name background (thanks to Wikipedia):
A prophage is a phage (viral) genome inserted and integrated into the circular bacterial DNA chromosome or existing as an extrachromosomal plasmid. This is a latent form of a bacteriophage, in which the viral genes are present in the bacterium without causing disruption of the bacterial cell.