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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
29
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
Oct
27
answered How are atoms in benzopyridines and benzopurines numbered?
Oct
23
answered What are the biochemical interactions between human body and Polyethylene?
Oct
22
comment Are there genes in humans from the common ancestor of all organisms?
The term to look for is 'ubiquitous' (genes/proteins). Apart from glycolysis and ribosome there is nucleotide synthesis and some (but not all) amino acid synthesis. This list is still not complete.
Oct
19
comment What is the difference between orthologs, paralogs and homologs?
I'm aware of convergent evolution, as well as repeating sequence parts. There is also the conservation of domains with respect to non-functional parts. That's why I wrote "in general".
Oct
19
revised What is the difference between orthologs, paralogs and homologs?
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Oct
19
revised What is the difference between orthologs, paralogs and homologs?
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Oct
19
revised What is the difference between orthologs, paralogs and homologs?
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Oct
19
answered What is the difference between orthologs, paralogs and homologs?
Oct
17
comment Are there any websites offering graphs for the light absorption of different enzymes?
I think the usual lab method is measuring the enzymes' activity by supplying the substrate and measuring how much product is created in what time.
Oct
16
answered Conversion rate of topical Retinol to Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin)?
Oct
11
answered Why does alcohol cause the hemolysis of RBC in a large proportion?
Oct
11
answered Does cooking or ripening reduce the concentration of solanine in nightshade?
Oct
9
comment If proteins have an overall charge, how do membrane proteins traverse through the hydrophobic region of the plasma membrane?
Also, lipoproteins use covalently bound lipids to anchor to the membrane.
Oct
7
answered Can visual acuity be improved?
Oct
6
comment Why does non-continuous sleep makes you feel tired?
Yes, but I'm guessing. OTOH, you can be well rested after 1 hour, if you know beforehand (=expect) that it will be short. So, it's more a question of psychology, not biology IMHO.