Anomalous Distraction is one of the the web-homes of @xtaldave, a sceptical crystallographer postdoc working in an academic research environment (i.e. University) in the UK.
My scientific work concerns the 3D structure of proteins and sugars involved in the extracellular matrix (stuff that lives outside of cells) that helps cells move, communicate and orient themselves. These molecules are involved in all sorts of important physiological roles, like tissue formation, arthritis, ovulation, cancer, muscular dystrophy and all kinds of crap like that. When I write a paper it’ll read better than that, I promise.
This blog will be concerned with science, academia (from my lowly position) and stuff that I think I can shoehorn in
This blog used to delve into pseudoscience and quackery, but frankly I’m over that now. Mostly. I’ll leave those posts up because they might be interesting/useful to people.
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