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Biochemist with a love for science.


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reviewed Close Physiological function of CFTR gene product?
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reviewed Close What is the difference between a salmon, a trout, and a char?
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comment Finding appropriate research papers?
What I usually do, when I have only little idea about a research topic, is to use Google Scholar with some keywords I like to know. There you also get papers and the titles that might help a more specific search on Pubmed.
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comment Contaminant in DNA solution extracted from eggshell membrane
I would also run the DNA on a gel to see if there is something in there.
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comment When writing about past research should I use the species name they employed or the modern version?
I would also use the modern nomenclature and introduce the old one in the introduction (and probably also in the abstract). I don't like the old nams sticking around, something that can regulary be seen for gene names. It is relatively complicated to search for literature, when you have to do this as well for half a dozen synonyms. Nomenclature exists for a reason.
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comment How can histidine be classified both as positively charged and hydrophobic?
BTW: You are going the right way here - asking new questions in the answer (or comment) section under other questions is not well liked.
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comment What are non-heritable changes to genomes?
@GriffinEvo Using this definition every mutation would be heritable as long as the cell which acquired it is still dividing.
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answered How can histidine be classified both as positively charged and hydrophobic?
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revised Discuss the use of NMR Spectroscopy for polymorph detection in phamaceuticals
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comment Discuss the use of NMR Spectroscopy for polymorph detection in phamaceuticals
Since this is a homework question, it is off-topic unless you show some effort of solving it yourself.
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reviewed Close Which organism like to eat fat and oil?
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reviewed Close Are added yogurt cultures harmful to the gut?
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reviewed Close Cropping with VMD
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reviewed Close Cells “grown in LB broth to an OD600nm”
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reviewed Delete Why do I feel funny in my tummy when riding a virtual roller coaster?
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comment What is the progressive evolutionary advantage that leads to flying?
@WYSIWYG I would include this in the niche: Escape from predators, other ways to access food and so on.
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comment What are non-heritable changes to genomes?
I don't see it like this. A mutation is a change in the DNA code.
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revised What is the progressive evolutionary advantage that leads to flying?
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revised If Evolution Is In Progress, Why Fight Extinction?
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comment What are non-heritable changes to genomes?
Mutations are not necesarily heritable changes to the genome. Think of newly acquired mutations that lead to cancer. These are not heritable. Only mutations which are present in the sperm or egg cells are heritable, no matter whether these are old or newly acquired. Non-heritable changes in the genome occur anywhere else, for example in your skin after prolonged sun exposure.