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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.


May
12
comment Number of beneficial mutations cataloged?
@LanceLafontaine: you mean this (and related article)?
May
12
comment How long is DNA stable in a freezer?
I would say that even at 4°C the stability is fairly high
May
8
awarded  Nice Answer
May
6
comment Is it true that newborn babies don't produce tears while crying? Why?
This does not really answer the question of whether newborns cry without weeping. They have a lacrimal system, but that does not mean that 1) it is fully functional and 2) they use it when crying.
May
5
comment Are there any structures in mammals that are used only by males?
@Shep: my point is the fact that an example of a shared structure that is used only in females exist does not in any way imply that the opposite should also be true. It could, but there is definitely no causality here.
May
5
comment Are there any structures in mammals that are used only by males?
but it seems like the opposite should also be true. Why?
May
5
comment Is it true that newborn babies don't produce tears while crying? Why?
See my comment here: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2087/… Seems to be related to insufficient development of their nervous control (at least according to Wikipedia)
May
4
comment Is there an evolutionary advantage to crying when sad?
It seems to me that your neoteny hypotesis just shifts the question. How did crying evolve in human infants? Animal pups only have the "vocalization" part of it, by the do not shed tears... (also, as Wikipedia reports, human newborns often cry without weeping, probably because of insufficient development of their nervous control)
May
4
revised Is there an evolutionary advantage to crying when sad?
Added links to the Neoteny Wikipedia page, and to the original resarch article on crying.
May
4
comment How did the human brain evolve?
Strongly suggested reading: The Accidental Mind by David J Linden
May
3
comment Is it possible to live without health problems sleeping one day and not the other?
@Peter Tamaroff: because I don't know any paper showing that (but I would be very interested in seeing one)!
May
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the frequency ranges of most marine mammal vocalizations?
May
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on marine-biology tag wiki excerpt
May
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on marine-biology tag wiki
May
2
comment Do trees age on a microscopic level?
Although I understand telomeres are fancy these days, I wouldn't really restrict aging at the microscopic level to their shrinkage. There are many more things going on, telomeres are surely one of the components of aging, but they are not the only one.
May
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the frequency ranges of most marine mammal vocalizations?
May
2
comment What is a coupled reaction and why do cells couple reactions?
Think of this: would you rather take a can of fuel and burn it or take a can of fuel, put it in a car and let it burn (in a controlled way) in there?
May
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on gel-electrophoresis tag wiki excerpt
May
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on pdb tag wiki excerpt
Apr
30
comment Is it possible to live without health problems sleeping one day and not the other?
You may want to cite some paper showing that perturbation of sleeping results in significant perturbation of hormonal rhythms.