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I'm a researcher in neuroendocrinology

I'm interested in all that regards pattern recognition, time series analysis, rhythms etc.

My current research focuses in the exploration and modulation of the neuro-endocrine patterns that contribute to the generation of hormone pulsatility.


Feb
19
comment Do vitamins help our memory?
Why the close votes? The question was a bit "bare", sure, so I edited it a little. In any case I think it fits this site very well.
Feb
19
revised Do vitamins help our memory?
Rephrased question
Feb
1
answered Transition/Transversion ratio
Jan
30
comment Does a phenotype include the presence of a recessive gene
Hmmmm... no, that is not what a Punnet square does. A Punnet square gives you the expected outcome of a specific crossing. In any case the table in the question has nothing to do with it, aside from having some genotypes written in it...
Jan
29
comment Is it possible to create an experiment in house conditions to prove the existence of germs?
Agar is easily available online (~5 euros for 100 g on eBay). For how to make the plates, and a sample experiment see here
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
comment Why we have no enzyme to digest cellulose?
You make a good point. I think these questions also come from the wrong perception (which was evident in the original version of the question) that evolution is finalistic towards making a species "perfect".
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
27
comment Where are newly discovered medicines tested
Just to put all of this in perspective: this whole process (when properly done) can take around 15-20 years and a few billion euros.
Dec
25
revised A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
fixed formatting of list
Dec
19
comment Is there a downloadable list of all species along with their traditional classification?
@Ferdy: yes there is ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/taxonomy
Dec
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on molecular basis to intelligence
Dec
15
awarded  Yearling
Dec
4
answered Is tongue rolling genetic?
Nov
22
comment What is the difference between SNP and STR?
Exactly, one could have CACT CACT CACT (3 times) and someone else CACT CACT CACT CACT (4 times). SNPs, are mutations in one single base.
Nov
22
answered What is the difference between SNP and STR?
Nov
19
comment Why is there such an argument about evolution?
OK, sorry I did not understand that was the sense of your question. In that case, may I point you to this excerpt from Carl Sagan's beautiful book "The Demon-Hunted World"?
Nov
19
comment Why is there such an argument about evolution?
The fact that there is not, and there cannot be a scientific proof of God makes any (pseudo)scientific argument referring to God a moot point. If you want to explain something using science then you must stay in the framework of the scientific method. Putting God into the equation is a deus ex machina (pun intended) just doesn't work. You can of course explain evolution by means of divine intervention, but you cannot call that science.
Nov
12
comment Can a plant be programmed to produce any arbitrary object?
For instance, there is Mycoplasma laboratorium
Nov
10
comment Why are there different types of neurotransmitters?
Neurotrasmitters can also inhibit neurons, and they have a various range of actions depending on their receptors.