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I'm junior in college working on a BS in Mathematics and Biology.


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awarded  Scholar
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answered The fundamental importance of R.E.M. Sleep. (Rapid Eye Movement)
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comment Why do cells have an average 'life span'
Henrietta Lacks had cervical cancer, and her cancerous cells somehow survived in culture (I don't know if this was due to proper handling by the lab staff or otherwise).
Feb
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answered Why do cells have an average 'life span'
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comment Why does trans fat decrease hdl's?
You might find this interesting: jn.nutrition.org/content/135/9/2075.full It doesn't directly answer your question, but it discusses potential mechanisms and is a good read in any case.
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awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
30
comment Which Receptors are Involved in the antidepressant effects of SSRIs?
I noticed you've asked a few questions about antidepressants recently--did you know that there's a cogsci stack that you can try too? I'm not saying these questions should be there instead of here, just saying you could ask in both places and see if it's helpful.
Jan
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comment Why does trans fat decrease hdl's?
cis fats don't increase LDL. I think you've got them mixed up. Is your question why trans fats exert an effect on both HDL and LDL?
Jan
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awarded  Student
Jan
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asked What prevents a pregnant woman's immune system from recognizing her fetus as nonself (and attacking)?
Jan
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comment Fibonacci sequence in nature, truth or just wishful thinking?
I mean, I'm curious too, and Vi's video is all I've heard about this correlation. I'm not asserting she's right, just that you might enjoy it. The video is called Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant.
Jan
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comment Fibonacci sequence in nature, truth or just wishful thinking?
Search for Vi Hart on Youtube. She makes educational and oddly entertaining math videos and she has one about plants displaying both Fibonacci and Lucas numbers as a way to maximize sunlight reception by the leaves.
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awarded  Revival
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answered Do single crossovers occur in circular polynucleotides?
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answered What kinds of arousal can a human brain experience?
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Effects of exercise on the brain
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answered Does artificial heat (shower/tea) affect diurnal rhythms in humans?