Suck on this!

The title may be a bit misleading, but …….whatever.

This disease is widespread in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world and may actually be world’s no. 1 killer. But some Australian scientists may have finally come up with a cure. The microbe responsible for the disease lives in the red blood cells which are full of salt. Therefore it needs a system to get rid of it. The scientists attacked the molecular pump/the protein that makes the pump that filters the salt out of their bodies.  The drug attacks the salt pump and disables it, causing the parasite to fill up with salt and die.The parasite evolves quickly and renders drugs ineffective. So its necessary to attack it at such a basic level. Current drugs combine older drugs together or are altered chemically. This approach is the newest in 20 years and might actually work.

The carrier – though having absolutely no purpose in ecology other than annoying us – is still going to be around.

The disease and the parasite if you will.

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Better get that checked out.

Picture slightly unrelated

What can happen if the two lobes of your brain are separated?Since each eye is controlled by the opposite hemisphere, if you show one eye a card telling the person to do something, the person will do it with no memory of having read the card. If you ask why he did it (since the other lobe controls the mouth) he’ll invent more and more fabulous explanations for why he did so, even when he’s shown the card with both eyes.

Severing the part that joins the two, can also lead to something you might remember from Dr. Strangelove.

What am I talking about?

Puff.

Exceptionally talented rock/fusion band A

band

band

gets its name from

1. Their admiration ( and use) for this particular musical organ – B ( which is one in a series of its kind).

organ

organ

2. Put together with the chemical name of this structure shown here.
This chemical happens to be an essential nutrient for humans, and is toxic in large doses [ or when consumed through a method which the title of this post hints at ] . Common name – C

chemical_structure

chemical_structure

Give me A, B, C.

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Cracked by Kaustubh, Capt. Vogon, Varun, Royan, and Sriranjan.
Good work.

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All you need is some orientation

A celebrity in the field of Biochemistry, and a knight to boot,

this man X created a technique which has something to do with pic1. The technique is thusly, named after him. Let’s call it X1.

sir_biochemist

sir_biochemist

structure_pic1

structure_pic1

Now, the prankster scientists in the field started naming other techniques as a pun on X1.

So, a technique based on pic2 was called Y ( which had some relevance in naming, in fact)
and one based on pic3 was called Z ( no connection whatsoever, done just for kicks) and so on.
The list continues for some 2 more techniques.

structure_pic2

structure_pic2

structure_pic3

structure_pic3

hints:
1. pic1, pic2, and pic3 are generic representations.
2. pic2 has three subtypes, one of which is a courier of sorts.

X, X1.
Y, Z, please.

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Cracked completely by tattwa and Tinkerbells.
Satyaki got X and X1 right.

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Bio-Math-Stat, BMS?

Portions of this question have been accidentally contributed by Rajiv, a batchmate, and alumnus. So, a pseudo-guest question of sorts.
The thankyous…

A notable man of science, shown in pic 1, is quite famous for creating a simple means of representation of characteristics ( or should I say traits), particular to his profession. It is therefore named after him.

pic1

pic1

Mr.pic 1 and Mr.pic 2 were quite the chums, playing cricket together etcetera.

Mr.pic 2 was a major stud in his field, known for making level-statements about mathematics, logic, and philosophy in general. We, however, know him for a different reason, which I shall not dwell into further.

pic2

pic2

Mr.pic1 posed a problem in his field to Mr.pic 2, which had a current solution proposed by the chap in pic3, a celebrity in the field of statistics.

pic3

pic3

This solution wasn’t very acceptable to Mr.pic1, since it didn’t agree with his school of thought.

Mr.pic2, sent a letter to a reputed journal in the field of Mr.pic1, correcting the mathematical errors committed by Mr.pic3 while attempting this very ‘ simple ‘ problem ( his own words).

So overall, a very interdisciplinary question.
Identify Mr.pic1, the computational technique devised by him, Mr.pic2, and Mr. pic3.
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Cracked completely by Royan, and Capt. P J Vogon
Partially by Debasish and Goutham D L ( dude, ur comments get classified as spam for some reason )
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