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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


Oct
13
comment What is a “pure odorant”?
@JohnC - More or less. Peanut Butter has a unique scent and is readily available. Using purified Limonene would work, as I'm sure there's a nerve profile for Limonene - but the purified product isn't readily available. The benefit of Peanut Butter is specificity. It's a known scent (to people in countries that like peanut butter), and a unique scent that's instantly identifiable. You could confuse oranges with limes or lemons by scent, but a healthy person will always recognize peanut butter as peanut butter. It tests sense of smell and cognitive function simultaneously.
Oct
13
answered What is a “pure odorant”?
Oct
1
answered Effect of arteriole dilation on vein
Sep
28
answered Glycolysis and Non-Glucose Sugars
Sep
25
comment Why are urban birds still scared of humans?
What's your evidence that an individual animal who has never encountered humans before is "scared" of humans more than other species?
Sep
19
reviewed Approve Which human cells have the longest and shortest lifespan?
Sep
19
comment Abnormal Prolactin Level
It could be, but this website is NOT for medical advice. If this is your personal condition, please seek a qualified medical professional. If this is a hypothetical condition, please clarify exactly how Prolactin levels are abnormal (hyper- or hypo-) and what you mean by 'nodule near the pituitary'.
Sep
19
reviewed Edit What happens in your brain when you receive information which causes you to bristle?
Sep
19
revised What happens in your brain when you receive information which causes you to bristle?
edited summary and title, fixed grammar
Sep
17
comment What happens if an IV drip with a saline solution slips out of the vein, but keeps dripping into the body?
Well, I simply do not know how dangerous it is. My intuition says it's not particularly dangerous since the extra fluid is, eventually, absorbed. However, I'm not a medical professional and don't know the circumstances that dictates when it becomes dangerous. Thus, the big warning at the beginning. Better safe than sorry. :-)
Sep
17
answered What happens if an IV drip with a saline solution slips out of the vein, but keeps dripping into the body?
Sep
15
answered How essential is vitamin B3 to the diet?
Sep
15
answered Why don't raisins lose water when in air?
Sep
15
reviewed Reject What is the armpit hair for?
Sep
12
reviewed Approve Why does the heart use lipids (and not glucose)?
Sep
11
comment Why are Taurine and Arginine essential components of the feline diet?
Depending on who you ask, there are between 8-10 EAA's. Arginine is required during pediatric development, thus it's my habit to include it. Feel free to follow the links from the wikipedia entry (60, 61) at the bottom. The original studies are from the 1980's and I cannot access them as the website is currently taking too long to respond.
Sep
11
revised Why are Taurine and Arginine essential components of the feline diet?
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Sep
10
reviewed Approve Mechanical cause of loss of consciousness
Sep
10
reviewed Edit dna-methylation tag wiki excerpt
Sep
10
revised dna-methylation wiki excerpt
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