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


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 suggested edit on What is the armpit hair for?
Sep
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on Mechanical cause of loss of consciousness
Sep
10
reviewed Edit suggested edit on dna-methylation tag wiki excerpt
Sep
10
revised dna-methylation wiki excerpt
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Sep
9
answered Human defenses to toxoplasmosis
Sep
7
answered Why are Taurine and Arginine essential components of the feline diet?
Sep
4
answered Strongest muscle of Human Body
Sep
3
comment How is the mRNA transported out of the endoplasmic reticulum?
I'm with @terdon - a few more specifics would be nice.
Sep
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What tests can be performed to test the purity and quality of the raw peptide HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
Aug
31
comment Can replication occur if DNA is methylated?
Don't have sources at the moment, but as far as I know: Yes. Methylated DNA cannot only be replicated, but it can also be passed on to subsequent generations as part of the Epigenetic info inherited by the offspring.
Aug
31
comment Can Naegleria fowleri enter through your ear?
@KyleCares - Naegleria fowleri eat myelin and neurons. The closest nerve bundle in the ears is in the Inner Ear (Vestibular Nerve) behind the Oval Window, Semicircular Ducts, and wedged between the Ducts and the Cochlea. Even if the Eardrum is compromised, it would still be almost impossible.
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does pheomelanin have a useful biological function?
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on pigmentation tag wiki excerpt
Aug
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are tongues red because they contain blood?
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does hair turn grey or white, and why does it happen later for some?