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asked what are the mechanics of sweating?
Nov
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revised How was the diversity between ethanol fermentation and lactic acid fermentation evolved?
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answered How was the diversity between ethanol fermentation and lactic acid fermentation evolved?
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revised Does sour food cause sweating?
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Nov
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answered Does sour food cause sweating?
Nov
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comment HDL- and LDL-cholesterol
Just to add that associations of high cholesterol with CVD are still not clearly established and probably never will be, as there is also good evidence against. This doesn't diminish that high fat diets (= probably more calories than you need) will lead to overweight with all associated risks.
Nov
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awarded  Custodian
Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Birds from the Family Columbidae Feed Young “Crop Milk”
Nov
5
comment Are the inverse problems of Systems Biology impossible to solve?
The problem is that you need good data to do good sysbio, and you need lab work to produce good data. You can't simply rely on electronic annotation of genes and even manual curation introduces too many errors. Then where do you get your enzymatic constants from. It's all garbage in, garbage out.
Nov
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comment Are the inverse problems of Systems Biology impossible to solve?
Another Brenner quote: "Systems biology is low input, high throughput, no output science" and I fully agree.
Nov
5
comment Does artificial heat (shower/tea) affect diurnal rhythms in humans?
Well if temperature follows optical input, then it's not the other way round, is it? With warming up your body, you may get all sorts of psychological effects that obscure the rhythm but you can't simply exchange cause and effect of the diurnal cycle.
Nov
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answered What is the molecular basis of hangovers?
Oct
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comment What triggers creative thought in humans?
But don't you see? Being overly (!) optimistic about anything is a source of illusion that can, in the extreme, get you killed and certainly shortens your lifespan if applied constantly. That's why I said, evolution will select against it.
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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comment What triggers creative thought in humans?
I'm quite sure that, if there is such a system, evolution will select against it. Most people live quite well without being innovative or running after any new idea they come up with. I really think you're overly optimistic about the idea. Einstein also said genius is 5% inspiration and 95% transpiration.
Oct
29
comment What triggers creative thought in humans?
Define idea, please. I have no idea what you mean with the term.
Oct
29
revised Is There An Initiative To Sequence The Genomes Of Critically Endangered Species?
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Oct
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answered Is There An Initiative To Sequence The Genomes Of Critically Endangered Species?
Oct
28
comment Do foods with preservatives become less toxic in the gut?
You can only exclude specific effects. And you're right in suspecting that not all is well with food additives. Lots of people have intolerance/allergies to them. In general however, the answer is correct and if it weren't, the food industry would be buried with paper by lawyers.
Oct
28
comment An unexpected mushroom in my garden
If you know the german language, another good page is de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redaktion_Biologie/Bestimmung