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What did young mammals eat before milk?

I apologise if this seems like a silly question. Mammals tend to be born helpless and teeth-less (and in some cases, blind). So for the first periods of their lifetime, they drink milk. Before this ...
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How do the chemical components of these spices prevent fungal growth?

I am doing an EE on how spices affect fungal growth for the following spices - oregano garlic cinnamon cumin and turmeric. I am finding it hard to find any sites that say why or how they affect ...
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What might this animal be?

I have found two species of this strange looking animal on the Eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and I was simply unable to recognise them.
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Why do people sing?

I was wondering the why people sing, but from a biological point of view. Is it necessary for our body? If it is so, then why can't everyone sing well? Is it in direct relation with neurotransmitter ...
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Can 3% hydrogen peroxide be used as effective disinfectant and antiseptic?

I was curious to see whether 3% hydrogen peroxide can be used as antimicrobial and virucidal product for daily use in home. There are several disinfecting products in the market claim that use of ...
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Genetic diversity of Archae attributable to viral transduction?

I recognize that bacteriophages have the ability to accidentally trap host Bacteria DNA upon assembly. This allows the transduction of one bacterium's DNA into other bacteria when the virus ...
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Difference between pipette and pipettor

I've been translating a text listing some analytical laboratory equipment, and found that some fellow translators translate the Russian word "автоматическая пипетка" (avtomaticheskaya pipetka, which ...
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Essential amino acids

Humans and the majority of animal species cannot synthesize essential amino acids (Info: Campbell biology 9th edition). However, meat, eggs, et cetera provide all required essential amino acids. And ...
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What wasp like insect breeds in clay pots with dead spiders?

I found several small clay pots of oval/cigar shape roughly 2cm long in a rarely used window in the house, because a wasp like insect was flying into a small cavity of the window. I removed one and ...
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Can human be emotionless?

Is it possible that a person can't produce, like, dopamine, serotonin, and other emotion hormones? Or, a part of the brain can't function to make one feel something?
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If we add only 1 primer in PCR [on hold]

What would happen if we add only one primer, say forward primer, to PCR? (Image Credits: Wikipedia) As it is clear from the image that we need both forward and reverse primers to get it working (...
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Can a dog that has had all his shots for parvo, still contract it? [migrated]

I have a 1.5 year old Boston terrier who when he was a puppy got all his shots, including 3 for parvo. My roommate recently got a puppy. 10 weeks old? it was sick and when the vet checked he was ...
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Why does dehydration lead to low blood pressure

I understand that the two leading causes of death from dehydration is imbalance in electrolytes and loss of blood pressure. I'm trying to understand what role water is playing in these cases and how ...
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Can anyone tell what kind of berry/currant this is?

I found this currant-like plant in Helsinki, Finland. It seems very similar to red currant but it has hairs on its fruits, and the fruits are pear-shaped. Can anyone please identify this plant? Many ...
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Which magnoliophyta groups are NOT pollinated by bees and why? [on hold]

Considering the bees as the family Apidae which families of flowering plants are definitely not pollinated by them and what could be the reasons? -Could you say that the relationship is preserved at ...
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How are some people able to continue growing after reaching maturity?

This is technically a cross-post of a question posted last year concerning gigantism and how certain people are able to grow far past expectations after it's assumed they've reached maturity. How are ...
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Why our bees might have suddenly disappeared

We have a large garden in Bedfordshire, UK, next to woods and to arable fields currently planted with intensively farmed rape. We usually have many bees in the garden. Earlier this year, things were ...
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why DNA is not harmful to us even if it is acidic? [on hold]

why DNA is not harmful to us even if it is acidic? please answer the above question.
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The mechanism of cancer metastasis

Generally, EMT, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition is thought to be involved in the mechanism in which cancer cells metastasize in the early stage. EMT is an process in which epithelial cells ...
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Plant cell question in age 12 science test Part II

I'm a parent and I think the teacher had been a bit harsh with marking most of these questions but can someone help me answer the very last question on the paper please (where someone has written SP ...
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What are “+” and “Ar” in consensus binding sequence of amino acids?

So I was reading this paper and found a figure as below: I understand that [LEAM] means any of LEAM residues, pS is phosphoserine and X means any amino acid residue. What is [+] here ? Is both R and ...
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Plant cell question in age 12 science test

Can anyone help me answer the questions in the attachment about plant cells. It was a question in my 12 year olds science exam. I'm baffled as I think he has given a good knowledgable answer but it ...
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How is death of a tree defined?

When a human's brain is dead and the heart stops beating, he is generally considered as dead. Such definition can be made because human has a centralized coordination system and a critical organ that ...
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Why can't we use computer mouse like a pencil? [on hold]

I have seen a lot of artists use a graphics tablets while drawing/painting on a computer. I tried drawing on a computer using a mouse, and its worse than what I can draw on paper with a pencil (I'm ...
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what are two materials that are reabsorbed during the reabsorption phase in the process of urine formation? [on hold]

what two material are reabsorbed during the reabsorption phase in the process reabsorption phase? and are there more than two. If not the two main ones?
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Why does referred visceral pain not have a referred cutanous pain counterpart?

Most textbooks (for example: Neuroscience, by Dale Purves and colleagues) describes referred pain from visceral nociceptors as caused by synapsing of the afferent nociceptive signals on secondary ...
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create a feedback model using a flow chart that illustrates how male hormones regulate and maintain homeostasis [on hold]

Just a step by step paragraph or digram of how males hormones regulate and maintain homeostasis
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Is the human brain the muscle with the greatest leverage? Menu to brain [on hold]

1) The brain being our best lever, muscularly, shouldn't we treat it better? 2) Diet being our best conduit to good health in general, don't we need more competition in the food market, relative to ...
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How does mad cow disease evade immune system? [on hold]

The mad cow disease is caused by prions right? So how do prions avoid white blood cells and antibodies?
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Is it possible to stop Escherichia Coli from reproducing?

I am a biology student and a professor asked me to research this question. I have not found much information, only that during the process of asexual division, by blocking a couple of genes, you can ...
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Kinases that are ATP-sensitive at physiological conditions?

Phosphorylation is an ATP-dependent process performed by kinases. At physiological conditions it is generally assumed that ATP concentration is high enough so that ATP is not a limiting factor. ...
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Can You explain this readtion? [on hold]

Reagents bind to the functional group of biological molecules by covalent or non-covalent bonding or interactions. Explain this interaction between each reagent and its prospective functional group.
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Full Sequence for Plasmid pMG101

I am trying to find the full plasmid sequence for pMG101. I have been looking through other papers that have sequenced this plasmid. The GenBank access numbers I got are the following: AY009372–...
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Scoring matrices in BLAST

I was reading wikipedia page on BLAST It says that scores are created by comparing the word in the list in step 2 with all the 3-letter words. By using the scoring matrix (substitution matrix) to ...
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Can dead scorpions still sting?

I found a dead scorpion on the sidewalk today, and brought it home, being careful not to touch its stinger. Bees can sting even after they are dead, if you step on them in such a way that it pushes ...
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Rules of motif forming

I want to understand how a motif is present or not, can be deduced from a PDB file. Are there any rule of thumb for forming 3D motifs? Like a series of helices and sheets in some direction will lead ...
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Is there a naturally occurring mechanism in the body for cleaning plaque buildup in arteries?

Is there a naturally occurring mechanism in the body for cleaning plaque buildup in arteries ?
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Validation by PCR of a lowly expressed gene in microarray

I am interested in validating the precence of a gene (FETUB) whose expression is in the lower quartile of the microarray (see figure in link). https://drive.google.com/open?id=...
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A and AB blood types from B and O?

My grandma is O- blood type, my grandpa is B+, but my mother is A+ and my aunt is AB+. Is that possible? I've just looked at different sources like this and all of them are saying that from O and B, ...
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What is this - nest, eggs, fungus?

Anyone know what these are? I found them in our local park today attached to a wooden earth-retaining wall.I was thinking some kind of insect nest/egg sac (spider?) They're about the size of a medium ...
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Contradiction to evolution [on hold]

It is said that evolution occurs according to requirement ..if it is true then women who really needs safety should be strong and men who don't should not be strong...isn't it contradictory?
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Mitochodria's Role For Neuron Regrowth

Recently an interesting study has reported. Zhou et al., 2016. J. Cell Biol. http://dx.doi.org/10...3/jcb.201605101 According to this study, enhancing anterograde axon transport of mitochondria is ...
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Role of the Hypothalmus in the control of Blood Sugar

In homeostatic regulation of blood glucose, the receptor and effector is the Pancreas, but how does the control centre — the Hypothalamus — connect and link into this process?
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why do overweight individuals sweat more than ordinary people?

A common phenomenon that I have noticed while traveling in buses is that overweight individuals seem to sweat a lot more than people with ordinary weight. Is this a coincidence or is there some ...
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Why do we have wrinkly fingers after swimming?

I found an explanation for my question here http://www.pitara.com/science-for-kids/5ws-and-h/why-do-we-have-wrinkly-fingers-after-swimming/, which suggests that water washes out sebum (special oil, ...
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Kinetics and de novo protein prediction

De novo conformation predictors usually function by producing candidate conformations (decoys) and then choosing amongst them based on their thermodynamic stability and energy state. Most successful ...
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Quantifying the number of fragments from RAD library

I have a series of single-end reads from a RAD library of 48 uniquely tagged individuals in fastaq format. The data comes from a small MiSeq run. I want to know the number of unique fragments per ...
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How do RBCs survive without a nucleus?

So, I was reading this question Why do mammalian red blood cells lack a nucleus? Now, I do not yet have the privilege to post a comment and so I am forced to create a new question to clear my doubt. ...
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Why can´t our dog bark with a high pitch while holding a stick in her mouth? [migrated]

When I throw sticks with our dog (a Swiss shepard) she usually barks at me with a high pitch when I´m about to throw the stick. Sometimes she still has another stick in her mouth and in that case her ...
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Viruses affecting transmission capability of mosquitoes

I've read about bacteria affecting the transmission capability of mosquitoes. For example: Wolbachia suppresses dengue transmission When mosquitoes were given antibiotics that decreased their gut ...

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