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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.
Oct
6
comment Average number of gene products in (a) eukaryote(s)
Like the number of genes dwindled in the years after 2000 from 100k to 20k, I expect such unconfirmed numbers to get more close to reality in some years, too.
Oct
5
comment Why is offspring of identical twins not identical?
Let's not forget possible environmental influences on development.
Oct
5
answered Average number of gene products in (a) eukaryote(s)
Oct
1
comment Are all healthy animals more likely to defecate near the end of a rest-cycle?
I have added a reformulation. Better now?
Oct
1
revised Are all healthy animals more likely to defecate near the end of a rest-cycle?
add alternative reasoning
Sep
30
comment Why do grapes not shrink when placed in strong sugar solution?
Why are we so sure that osmosis can happen in both directions in grapes?
Sep
30
answered How are different types of cells created from zygote?
Sep
29
answered Are all healthy animals more likely to defecate near the end of a rest-cycle?
Sep
29
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
But they compared with "men of similar socio-economic status", as quoted. If you think they did this wrong, you must first cite how the details of the comparison.
Sep
28
revised How are babies born without a brain?
added detail
Sep
28
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
They are talking partly about mediaeval times, the Chosun dynasty from 1392 to 1910. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseon
Sep
28
answered How are babies born without a brain?
Sep
28
answered What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
Sep
27
comment Why are antibiotics prescribed with a viral infection like a cold?
And a recent german govt report states 50 per cent of AB prescriptions are inadequate.
Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment Why do I smell flowers after sneezing?
My observations agree with this. We're unconsciously filtering out a lot of, even olfactory information.