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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.


Mar
30
revised Influence of alcohol on brain cells
equation and links formatting
Mar
29
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
comment Cells created using differently aligned proteins
That seems extremely far fetched to do with current technology... in any case, natural aminoacids are called L-aminoacids and their "mirror counterparts" are the D-aminoacids. Maybe that can help with your search?
Mar
29
revised Is half-a-tablet of X a substitute for a tablet of X/2?
added 655 characters in body
Mar
29
answered Is half-a-tablet of X a substitute for a tablet of X/2?
Mar
21
comment How do cellphones calculate heart rate?
@WYSIWYG: if you look at ~1:40 of the the Siggraph 2012 video you will see that the algorithm works for dark skin tones too.
Mar
21
comment If everybody DNA is different then how blood can match even with matching blood group?
Since the antigens are genetically encoded DNA IS the determining factor when it comes to a blood transfusion. Just not all of it.
Mar
17
comment How does DNA mess up
Transitions are transformations between purines or between pyrimidines (that is C becoming a T or viceversa and A becoming a G or viceversa). Transversions are between a purine and a pirimidine (the red arrows in the picture). You can also have so called "wobble pairings" or "non Watson-Crick pairings" such as C-C, T-G, A-C.
Mar
17
answered How does DNA mess up
Mar
16
comment Conserved proteins are non immunogenic
@biogirl: most commercial antibodies are generated by injecting the antigen into an animal. Most used speciars are rabbits, sheep, goats, chicken, guinea pigs, rats and mice. You can get antibodies synthesized in bacteria as Chris pointed out, but I would say that is not the most common way nowadays.
Mar
16
comment If DNA has a half life of about 500 years, how can old seeds be planted?
+1 for showing that the Materials and Methods section of an article is as important (if not more) than its Results section.
Mar
16
revised If DNA has a half life of about 500 years, how can old seeds be planted?
formatted links and math, capitalised DNA
Mar
16
answered Conserved proteins are non immunogenic
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