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Mar
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
5
asked Are there any neurotransmitters that trigger all neurons?
Mar
5
accepted Predictable microchimerism
Mar
4
comment What chemicals can be detected from one's sweat?
I recently watched a documentary in which a team demonstrated a type of sensor that would compute blood sugar levels from sweat, which was pretty neat. I guess a lot of stuff is leaked out that way.
Mar
4
asked Is there a strong reason to be sceptical about the “cured HIV patient” being reported by mainstream media?
Mar
4
comment Serotonin - Does being aroused make you sleepy?
I've always wondered whether heightened serotonin was responsible for socially accepted phenomena such as post-coital tiredness and "morning glory"...
Mar
4
asked What causes random long white body hairs?
Jul
20
comment Why is glucose our primary source of energy?
I don't have a direct answer for you, but you should try to get hold of a copy of Romano AH, Conway T. (1996). "Evolution of carbohydrate metabolic pathways".
Jul
20
comment Predictable microchimerism
Found the article! It's in edition #2869, on page 12. Got a jpeg of it here.
Jul
18
comment Predictable microchimerism
@jonsca Nope, this was recent, perhaps a month or so old. I completely forgot about this last night, but I'll try to remember to dig out the article tonight.
Jul
17
comment Predictable microchimerism
I remember it mentioning increased risk of transfer of diseases, so I'll dig out the article tonight and post an excerpt.
Jul
17
comment Predictable microchimerism
This seems to be counter to what the article I read said. They indicated that genetic material from siblings and a grandparent was found in children.
Jul
17
asked Predictable microchimerism
Apr
18
awarded  Scholar
Apr
18
accepted Altering the human genome
Apr
18
accepted Mechanism of syndesmophyte growth in AS
Apr
18
comment How is the blood volume of a living organism measured without killing it?
Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking about. My method was a little less refined and involved a lot of "glowing area measurement", but it's essentially the same principle.
Apr
12
comment How is the blood volume of a living organism measured without killing it?
Could this be done with radioisotopes? I'd imagine a set of scans from different angles could give a reasonable estimate of blood volume.
Apr
12
awarded  Commentator
Apr
12
comment What actually happens when my leg 'falls asleep'?
Whilst it's not particularly academic or explanatory, this article does give you a basic explanation in layman's terms: health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/parts/question552.htm - I too would be interested to know the details, though.