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May
13
comment Breeding laboratory mice with cancer; how does this work?
Wow! What a great answer! Thanks for that.
Mar
16
comment Can cirrhosis be caused by physical compression of the body?
Thanks for that. I think you're right... my suspicion is it's likely that any link with cirrhosis would have been discovered along with "corset liver" etc., and would be reasonably easy to find in the literature.
Jul
22
comment What role does a protein's size have on protein-protein interactions?
I meant in 3D space, although, now that you mention it, it would also be interesting to consider mass instead.
Feb
8
comment Does consuming sodium benzoate (preservative E211) cause problems during pregnancy?
Alright, so here's an edited version of it; nothing about my personal reasons for asking the question. (I'm not really sure how to add in "teratology"). As per the general rules of these sites, if you think you can improve the question (and not change the overall meaning) feel free to edit.
Feb
7
comment Does consuming sodium benzoate (preservative E211) cause problems during pregnancy?
Alright, well, thanks anyway.
Feb
5
comment Does cooking ginger reduce its anti-nausea effect?
Excellent! That certainly answers my question.
Feb
4
comment Is Behe's experiment (evolving the bacterial flagellum) plausible in the lab?
Hmm... yes, if we replayed the tape of life, we would see a lot of generations, but (I would expect that) most of them did not contribute towards the evolution of the flagellum (nor its precursors). Through artificial selection, the number of generations required in the lab should be far less than in nature. [PS. I don't mean to sound unappreciative of your answer.]
Feb
2
comment How does the immune system “learn” from a vaccine?
Thanks for the excellent answers! (There seems to be a lot I still need to learn)
Jan
22
comment How do members of cryptic species know who to mate with?
Thanks for that; I'm happy with that. That survey paper, in particular, is quite interesting.