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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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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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The process of gathering visual studies of tissue or the body for purposes of research or diagnostics.
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Basic (positively charged) proteins that help in compacting the genomic DNA in the form of chromatin, by forming nucleosomes.
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Tag for questions related to the collection of all the microorganisms living in association with the body of a multicellular organism, such as the human microbiome, or the full collection of genes of …
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a class of small (22 nucleotide in the mature form) non-coding RNA. They are present in plants and animals and function as transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulators of …
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a modification of an RNA after transcription, in which intervening nucleotide sequence sequences (introns) are removed and the remaining sequences (exons) are joined.
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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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not for asking questions about "learning biology". Learning is acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing differe…
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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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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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single-stranded RNA viruses that reverse-transcribe their genome into DNA that is then integrated into the host genome.
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Hard projections in the mouths of vertebrates used mainly to mechanically digest food. Teeth can also be used for the purposes of defense or obtaining meals, especially in the case of hunting.
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disorders characterised by progressive neuronal cell death.
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a test that detects electrical activity in the brain using small, flat metal discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp. The brain cells communicate via electrical impul…
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the complex of DNA, histones, and other scaffolding proteins that make up the chromosomes, which in eukaryotes is located in the nucleus of the cell.
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Gene annotation refers to the characterization of a gene's exon-intron-UTR structure.
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a movement of hobby biologists practicing outside of mainstream labs. This means that budget, availability of technology, and possibly background knowledge may be minimal.
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the study of rates of chemical or biochemical reactions, as well as the metabolic flux rates of biochemical intermediates within the body (e.g. glucose, amino acids, lipids, bile acids).
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