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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.


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answered Which hormones can cross the blood brain barrier?
Sep
7
comment diameter = dia?
For instance: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/7364/… biology.stackexchange.com/questions/9890/… biology.stackexchange.com/questions/9427/…
Sep
7
comment diameter = dia?
We would not close a question asking what is the correct abbreviation for micrometers would we? This is exactly the same thing... voting to reopen.
Sep
7
answered diameter = dia?
Sep
7
comment diameter = dia?
@WYSIWYG: it is about well defined scientific jargon, it is not a matter of personal preference.
Sep
6
answered How to calculate extent of Sequence similarity
Sep
6
revised Why does the mixture of infant formula with saliva provide an ideal breeding ground for disease-causing micro-organisms?
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Sep
2
revised What is the genetic basis of blood type (ABO) system?
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Sep
2
comment Reference for writing an International journal in micro-biology/micro-organism field
Agree with the other comment. Choose a journal and then check their guidelines, they can vary a lot even in the same field. And this should maybe be migrated to Academia.SE
Aug
29
comment When can a virus modify DNA in every cell of a living organism?
Note that in the type of experiments you are referring to (for instance look for "in vivo optogenetics") you generally do NOT want to infect all of the neurons in the brain, but rather a very specific subpopulation. This is achieved by using various strategies, which essentially depend on the presence of specific DNA sequences in the virus or in the target neurons. Also, if you do this in adult animals, the virus will only infect cells around the site at which it has been injected.
Aug
20
comment Why doesn't human consumption of plants cause infectious diseases the way consumption of animals can?
The classical example of fungal toxins are aflatoxins, which are very nasty.
Aug
19
comment Biological/molecular basis of nutritional need differences between blood types?
There is no scientific basis for blood-type diet. See skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/189/… and skepdic.com/bloodtypediet.html
Aug
16
revised Why pouring salt in the wounds is painful?
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Aug
16
revised Why do plasmids replicate on their own?
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Aug
14
revised Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?
expanded explanation on the mechanism.
Aug
14
comment Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?
@kmm: I added some more explanation
Aug
14
revised Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?
expanded explanation on the mechanism.
Aug
14
comment Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?
@kmm: it is definitely a good question. I am not sure how does the opthalmic branch of the trigeminal sense light... What is always reported is that the trigeminal is the afferent pathway and the facial nerve is the efferent pathway (which moves the eyelid), with some brainstem processing in the middle. Interestingly, the photic sneeze reflex (i.e. sneezing when looking at the Sun) is derived by activation of the same pathway. I am a bit busy at the moment, but I'll try to expand the answer later if I find a better explanation.
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revised Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?
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answered Why do I always close my eyes when someone takes a photo of me using a flash?