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Mar
4
revised Do bacteria with capsular antigen always have a capsule?
Fixed English
Mar
4
comment Visualisation of phylogeography
You might want to consider asking this question on biostars.org as well. Just to be clear, it is completely on topic and welcome to stay here, but you could also ask it on biostars.
Mar
2
comment parallels or replicates?
In any case, parallels won't work, you want experiments run in parallel which is not the same thing. Parallels cannot be used that way.
Mar
2
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
Yes, too broad and also too basic. We expect users to do research before asking, a cursory reading of the 1st paragraph of wikipedia's entry on cancer would show you that it is "a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth" and not an immune disorder.
Feb
27
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a wild stab in the dark with no research or any indication of why the OP might believe this to be the case.
Feb
27
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
Please try and do some research before posting. At least explain why you think that cancer would be an immune disorder. As it stands, your question is like asking whether McDonald's makes cars. Unless you give some reason why you think it might be a car maker, the question makes very little sense.
Feb
27
comment What is the creature with the lowest neuron count that demonstrates cognition beyond reflexes?
How would you demonstrate that human cognition cannot be boiled down to scripted actions? Your question seems to assume its answer.
Feb
27
comment How do we know that everybody's DNA fingerprint is unique?
@user13107 yes, that's why I used it.
Feb
27
comment How do we know that everybody's DNA fingerprint is unique?
Yes, the fact that they are highly variable. I don't have the numbers at hand but while it is theoretically possible for two DNA fingerprints to be identical, I would expect a similar or smaller probability of this than for "real" (let's call them digital) fingerprints.
Feb
26
comment Why does the slope of parent-offspring regression equals the heritability in the narrow sense?
Man, your questions always scare me :).
Feb
26
revised Why are cats attracted to catnip?
complete re-write to make the answer more on-topic
Feb
26
comment Does antibacterial soap work chemically?
How does "waiting a minute or two" as opposed to "scrubbing for a minute or two" change the time it will take you to shower? How long do you scrub for? Why in the world do you shower using antibacterial soap? Depending on the soap that can be dangerous and is almost certainly unnecessary and very likely counter productive.
Feb
26
revised Does antibacterial soap work chemically?
Improved grammar and removed irrelevant info about hair washing
Feb
26
revised Why do we exhale after we hold our breath?
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Feb
26
comment Explanation of the terms “downstream signaling” and “upstream signaling”
@AlanBoyd good point, done(ish). Thanks.
Feb
25
comment Do Asian women have more difficult births than Europeans?
There probably is but I have no idea. Still, less pain seems like easier labor to me. But then, I am neither an MD nor a woman, let alone a mother, so what do I know.
Feb
25
comment Are the 8 principal sugars in glycoproteins “essential sugars”?
Your main question can be answered by simply copy/pasting it into google. Did you try to research this before posting? I assume you did, so what is it that was unclear to you?
Feb
25
comment Do Asian women have more difficult births than Europeans?
Pure speculation: could this be related to the fact that Asian women tend to be smaller than Caucasians and would therefore have thinner hips which might make giving birth harder? Also, you might want to define "difficult labor", the first study you cite claims that Asian women had less pain, despite longer labor.
Feb
25
revised Ribosomal RNA amount in a Drosophila cell
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Feb
25
comment Ribosomal RNA amount in a Drosophila cell
OK, please edit your question to something like "I am extracting RNA using methodX, what percentage of extracted RNA will be ribosomal?" The percentages will also depend on the method used to extract the RNA.