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Feb
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revised How are we able to find the specific sites at which DNA binding proteins bind?
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Feb
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comment All UniprotIDs of a cancer pathway
This will not give you the proteins in the pathway, you say yourself there are more than a thousand results! What you are seeing are the many, many proteins that are somehow involved in that biological process, including the various regulatory proteins. This is not the pathway itself which only has a bit over 200 proteins. Remember that GO terms are inherited so if a protein is annotated to a child term of GO:0043491 (e.g. GO:0051896, regulation of protein kinase B signaling) it will also be annotated to GO:0043491.
Feb
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revised SNPs and locations
Nucleotide is better since it is the individual residue and not the basepair as such that changes.
Feb
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revised SNPs and locations
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Jan
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revised Why White Blood Cells (WBCs) do not react to foreign bodies like sperm?
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Jan
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answered SNPs and locations
Jan
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comment Largest direct ancestor of humans
@Remi.b the Dimetrodon is not a mammal. I can't find it on NCBI Taxonomy oddly enough, but according to the Wikipedia link you posted: "Dimetrodon is nevertheless more closely related to mammals than it is to any living reptilian group, though it is not a direct ancestor of any mammals."
Jan
16
comment What does to “evolve” exactly mean?
Ooker, English Language & Usage would be the best fit but you'd just receive the same answer as posted by @Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 above. Almost certainly by Mr Shiny himself. Feel free to post there or flag it and ask for migration. Just be warned: the ELU folks don't believe in the kind of prescriptivist ideas that prompted your question :). They're a firmly descriptivist bunch. You might also want to discuss it in the ELU chat room
Jan
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Jan
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comment What does to “evolve” exactly mean?
In any case, as has already been pointed out to you, you cite just one definition and even that one only states that it is "especially from a simple to a more complex form." That does not mean exclusively. Other definitions include the specific meaning used in biology. Also, dictionaries do not define words. Usage defines words and those definitions are then included in dictionaries. Finally, there are many examples of evolution leading from a simple to a more complex organism, just like your definition suggests. I don't see an issue here.
Jan
16
comment What does to “evolve” exactly mean?
@Ooker actually, biologists are quite careful when using the term. It is just horribly abused by the popular press. Things like "more evolved" for example will not be used by people working in the field.
Jan
16
comment What does to “evolve” exactly mean?
I think this may be off-topic because it is about semantics, not biology.
Jan
15
comment Why can't we defibrillate the heart within 1 minute after ventricular fibrillation by electroshock?
@Majid that's fine, you should always accept whichever answer you prefer. I just found your choice surprising, that's all. I did not mean to pressure you to change anything. It is completely up to you.
Jan
15
comment Why can't we defibrillate the heart within 1 minute after ventricular fibrillation by electroshock?
Oh, bugger. Sorry! Anon, good nurse then.
Jan
15
revised How much of the weight of yoghurt is due to bacteria?
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Jan
15
comment Why can't we defibrillate the heart within 1 minute after ventricular fibrillation by electroshock?
This answer would be greatly improved if you could add references supporting your claims.
Jan
15
comment Why can't we defibrillate the heart within 1 minute after ventricular fibrillation by electroshock?
@Thirdkidney I am surprised you accepted the other answer. It makes a lot of claims with absolutely no evidence to back it up. It is, essentially, the opinion of some random internet user. I'm not saying it is wrong (I don't know and cannot judge), just that there is no reason to think it is correct. This answer, on the other hand is supporting its claims with references so if the two answers disagree, I would believe this one. Incidentally, I also happen to know that Medica is a practicing physician, yet another reason to rethink your acceptance.
Jan
14
comment How much energy does a lion contain?
@fileunderwater I quite agree with points 1 and 2. However, the answers clearly push it into the realm of physics in my opinion. I don't see any biology in any of them. Which is not to say they are not fine answers, just not biological ones. I don't see how this can be answered by biology, it is pure physics.
Jan
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revised Does a mydriatic drug neutralize the action of a miotic?
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Jan
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comment How much energy does a lion contain?
@Nit oh, damn. I can't vote to migrate (we have no path to Physics) only close. I think this is a cool question I just don't see anything biological about it. You could ask exactly the same thing replacing lion with stove.