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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.


Jun
4
comment Are there dog breeds that are so far apart genetically that they can't produce viable offspring?
@Zano: wolf and dogs are the same species (canis lupus), different subspecies (canis lupus familiaris vs canis lupus lupus). Dogs are domesticated wolves.
Jun
1
comment Are Bovine serum albumin, Avidin, Ficoll-70 and Dextran-70 positively charged or negatively charged?
What part is giving you difficulty. At least for the charges you can use Gooooooooooogle...
May
31
comment What impacts on metabolism are likely from the 6x increase in water consumption by Americans at restaurants since the 1950s?
What a terrible infographic! 1) It shows water, but what they mean is soda. 2) It strongly emphasize the 56% decrease of kcal/oz, but what is relevant is the 50% increase in total calories. 3) it does not seem to count drinks in calories (not really clear, though). Sodas are very highly caloric drinks and should be accounted for (and that is why mentioning water rather than soda is really misleading)
May
27
comment Why animals can move and plants cannot in general?
@Jim Thio: think of red algae for instance
May
27
comment What animals stop other members of their species from mating and why?
Possibly it could happen in mice through the Bruce effect, although its real advantage is quite debated.
May
23
comment Does becoming martyr have an evolutionary advantage?
Or maybe they're just removing themselves from the gene pool...
May
22
comment Do somatic cells alter their own nucleotide sequence?
@Konrad Rudolph: happens quite often in maize...
May
22
comment Do somatic cells alter their own nucleotide sequence?
@Armatus: that would be a good example I would say. An answer explaining Barbara McClintock experiments would be great for instance!
May
21
comment Why animals can move and plants cannot in general?
Also, plants get their nutrients via their roots, so it is quite handy for them to stay in the ground! :)
May
20
comment intravenous (IV) in the tail vein of an anaesthetized mouse
@RoryM: ok for zoology, but here we are speaking of a technique for injecting an animal, I do not see it so related to cardiovascular system... maybe a "techniques" tag?
May
20
comment intravenous (IV) in the tail vein of an anaesthetized mouse
@Rory M: I am not so sure zoology really is the best tag, but definitely I am puzzled by the cardiology tag.
May
17
comment The evolution of dogs through domestication and artificial selection
What makes you think it is untrue? Domestication is the process of artificially selecting a wild species in order to benefit humans.
May
17
comment How to find ion/water channel related genes
In case you don't know it, this should be of help: geneontology.org
May
16
comment Evolutionary origin and exogenous cues of ~28 day infradian rhythm?
then why would it only work for humans and not for other primates?
May
16
comment Will the “frog in boiling water not jumping out” work on warm blooded animals
Actually, it is already on Skeptics: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/5402/…
May
16
comment Evolutionary origin and exogenous cues of ~28 day infradian rhythm?
There seems to be some data suggesting that the two are correlated. As to causation I think we're not even close to prove that.
May
15
comment How to DIY preserve pet DNA today so that it can be used in 20 years
Its possible that we will have machines that can take DNA from a DNA prep and produce a living cell... well, we can do that for bacteria!
May
15
comment Human Body “Fat” Equilibrium
@DanielStandage: that is exactly my point. As it stands it looks like with any combination of x and y you will never gain weight. I am not doubting that SOME people may not gain weight for y<<x but that would definitely not be the norm.
May
15
comment Human Body “Fat” Equilibrium
What makes you think your theory is true? Definitely your first premise is false, otherwise nobody would ever gain weight...
May
15
comment Decreasing the alcohol proof and faster in hangover, why?
well, it's not the decrease, but the fact that if you start with vodka rather than wine you'll get intoxicated faster, as there is more alcohol in it.