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The maintenance of a constant internal environment - for example temperature, carbon dioxide concentration or water concentration, etc. within an organism.
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Copying the genome for the purpose of reproduction.
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social insects in the family Formicidae, a member of the Hymenoptera, which also includes the wasps and bees.
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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either continuous (in electrical synapses) or interrupted by a cleft (in chemical synapses), through which communication is established.
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Extinction refers to the global disappearance of a taxon, caused by the death of the last individual member. Extinction can be used on many different levels and may relate to populations, groups of po…
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short oligo made from nucleic acids. It is the starting point for DNA polymerases to start DNA synthesis. DNA polymerases can only synthesize enlarge existing nucleic but not generate new …
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Protein Data Bank, a publically available database of molecular structures of proteins
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for general questions related directly or indirectly to the vertebrate immune system, but are not questions directly related to Immunology, the discipline of the study of the immune system…
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Chemicals used in the lab for experiments.
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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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Enzyme that catalyzes the serial addition of monomers to synthesize a polymeric biomolecule. This term usually applies to DNA/RNA polymerases which synthesize these nucleic acid polymers from mononucl…
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designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.
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a diverse group of biological molecules that contain carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms. They are commonly used in biological metabolism and catabolism.
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the study of inheritance at the phenotypic level.
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can be used for questions on experimental hardware; experimental set up; experimental procedures; surgical techniques etc.
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the study of energy transfer within and between cells, organisms, and their environment, including the underlying chemical reactions.
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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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proteins which regulate the expression of genes. They are divided into two groups: The group of the general transcription factors which are present in every transcription and…
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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 biodiversity with the applied goal of learning how to protect species, habitats, and ecosystems from change, particularly that caused by non-natural effects.
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a substance which causes the the body to produce a reaction of the adaptive immune system. Contact of the immune system to antigens results in the production of highly specific (antigen …
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For questions about the biological aspects of alcohol, such as metabolism, mechanisms of effect, etc. Questions should be carefully written to focus on the biology. Chemistry questions are off-topic.
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The scientific study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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