That's the reason I was a chemist and not a biologist - salts don't die on you. Even if an organic substances does oxidize, it is something that can be prevented through proper technique and storage. With living things, you never know when they are going to die on you.
Just like with patients - you treat them, and treat them, and treat them, and get ready to submit a paper about them - and then they die on you!
To lighten up,
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The only kind of friend I want to be is a good friend. I believe friends are precious enough to be treated well even when I myself feel terrible.