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Dec
5
answered When running a gel, what could cause a standard to run “faster” than usual?
Dec
5
answered Can a human smell through the ears?
Nov
29
answered Is territoriality only the domain of the male of a species?
Nov
26
answered Is Leptin Stimulated by Insulin Alone?
Nov
10
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
1
comment Is there a circadian component to hunger?
This question demands an answer that is tissue specific. Leptin is produced by skeletal muscle as well as adipose. Production of a hormone or signaling molecule may be under circadian control in one tissue but not another. In addition, a complete answer will talk about aging as circadian rhythms in peripheral tissues break down with aging.
Oct
30
answered Is there any evidence that a virus can modify human evolution
Oct
16
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
16
revised What conditions are necessary for HPL (human pancreatic lipase) to activate?
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
10
answered Can a plant be induced to accelerate transpiration?
Oct
3
answered Adipocyte Density
Oct
3
comment Since Darwinian times, has there been any striking/notable effects of evolution on humans?
Yes, the epigenetic, or Lamarckian, response is important +1. The environment - air/water quality, physical activity, availability of energy-dense food, antibiotics and other drugs - have all exerted influences on the epigenome.
Sep
28
comment What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
I'd also add that differences in the lifestyles of eunuchs compared to non-castrated men may influence these findings. Eunuchs likely had a special, maybe even pampered, role in society. The other men likely were engaged in dangerous work. Recall that industrial and work-related accidents was one of the top 120 killers (in the USA) well into the 20th century.
Sep
26
answered circulating microRNAs are functional?
Sep
26
answered What are some of the immediate challenges to break through before finding a cure for mad cow disease?
Jul
24
answered Is there such thing as “biological cycles” of activity/performance/etc in mammals?
Jun
15
answered What is the relative power of GWAS studies in different species?
Jun
15
revised What is the relative power of GWAS studies in different species?
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May
24
awarded  Enlightened
May
24
awarded  Nice Answer