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comment Could be an union/synergy between Math, Computer Science and Marine Biology?
"Despite the lip service paid to the importance of interdisciplinary research, however, programs that are set up to provide interdisciplinary mentoring can be hard to find." - This is sad, but very true. Even in programs that are set up for this, individual professors may not be comfortable sharing students. It is definitely best to talk directly to faculty that interest you (this applies to any field) and see what kind of mentoring style they're willing to offer.
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answered Are all body atoms really recycled several times during a life?
Nov
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answered Examples of virus originated from a living system
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answered Is it a limitation of the eyes, or the brain, that we can't see a moving bullet?
Sep
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comment Why are there no wheeled animals?
Heh, I just saw the geared animal article and came back to this question to make a comment about it. But shigeta beat me to it! :)
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answered Could be an union/synergy between Math, Computer Science and Marine Biology?
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answered Do animals get sick from eating dirty food or eating off the floor?
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answered Suitable introductory book on Bioinformatics for a computer scientist?
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comment If a human takes antibiotics are all bacteria in the body killed?
A follow up point: bacteria actually seems to transfer from mother to baby in the womb, so even birth by cesarian in a sterile environment wouldn't produce sterile babies. Which is a good thing, since they'd probably die without a healthy established colony. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18281199
May
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comment Is there any source for raw data of SNP genotype frequency?
I encountered the same problem about a year ago. After digging through several databases, the only answer I could come up with was the 1000 genomes project. That's when I let the dream die, but would certainly be interested if you decided to tackle it.
May
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answered What's food mode?
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comment How difficult is to renature a protein?
This is a very difficult question, and I doubt the answer is known to any satisfying degree of certainty. The best suggestion I have is to look at proteins requiring chaperones to fold. Even that I couldn't find any numbers on, but there might be some papers out there addressing it.
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comment Is there a reason why human eyesight and plants make use of the same wavelength of light?
Didn't mean to be so assertive up there. But I've run across far too many people who think dogs and cats literally only perceive shades of gray. Science education levels are frustrating, to say the least.
May
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comment If Evolution Is In Progress, Why Fight Extinction?
"Survival of the fittest" is not a central tenet. Scientists strongly prefer the term "natural selection". Evolution is a very stochastic and opportunistic process, and much of it is not necessarily "progress" in the common sense. Are cows evolutionarily superior to elephants because we breed cows for food but slaughter elephants for their ivory? Or some island species that gets wiped out by a random meteor? Plenty more about it here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_of_the_fittest