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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.
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Questions pertaining to western blots, which are used for detecting specific proteins (sometimes called protein immunoblots).
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An interdisciplinary area of study in the life sciences with a focus on complex interactions and large networks of biological molecules and processes.
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the mechanism by which a disease is causing the disease. For bacteria this can be the secretion of a toxin which is toxic for the host.
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A collection of tissues which work together to accomplish a function. The organisational unit above tissues and below systems.
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Internal organ of vertebrate species which is important for a lot of biochemical functions including production of molecules, detoxification and production of glycogen.
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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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the studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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Organisms whose cells contain organelles, complex structures enclosed within membranes, in particular a nucleus.
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The people-biota-environment interface: organisms used by humans, and the ways humans conceive of those organisms. This can include wild, managed or domesticated organisms used for food, medicine, and…
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The study of evolution with a particular focus on questions about the evolution of modern humans. Questions often incorporate the study of our nearest ancestors, both the extant primates and extinct p…
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Educated guesses about the structure and function of things that do not currently exist. Many 'what if' and 'why not' questions fit this category. Questions should be posed so that they can be answere…
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Set of methods to visualize certain properties (structure, gene expression, potential changes, etc.) of organisms or single cells.
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Organelles responsible for protein synthesis in cells. They are distinguished into "free" and "membrane-bound" classes.
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the study of inheritance at the phenotypic level.
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the respiratory organ which allows the take-up of oxygen and the release of CO2. They are present in most animals which breathe air including many fish species.
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A chip-based assay that allows parallel detection of thousands of samples, such as DNA, at once.
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the scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, collectively called arachnids. It can include the study of ticks and mites which is s…
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A structural aberrancy in DNA, as opposed to a sequence change (mutation). Often caused by reactive species.
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different forms of many possible alternative forms of the same gene. The different eye colors are for example different alleles of the genes that make the eye color.
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a widely-used tool for finding and evaluating DNA or protein sequences. Users can utilize either their own sequences or the genomes of hundreds of organisms. …
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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the process in which one parent cell divides into two daughter cells. The interiour (cytoplasm, DNA, mitchondria etc.) of the parent cell is divided between the two new cells.
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Polymers/Oligomers of mononucleotides. Nucleotides are composed of heterocyclic bases such as Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, Cytosine, and Uracil linked to a backbone moeity such as ribose (RNA), deoxyrib…