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comment Why do we need red blood cells?
#1 doesn't make sense. Whether in cells or not in cells, O2 binding to Hg depends on O2 concentration in solution. #2 doesn't make sense, but you are close to the interesting idea "having objects with diameter close to the blood vessel has unique and desirable hydrodynamic properties", but I would suspect it's more that capillaries evolved to track particle size, not the other way around. A useful insight would be to look at closely related animals with and without RBCs. Also, consider nucleated bird RBCs.
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comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
@AtlLED You definitely have a point with local treatment, but I can't figure out how to work it into my answer. To be sure, I was only giving an example of an inhibitor which happens to be delivered by blood, in order to illustrate how there may be several distinct families of factors at play.
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comment Does the Jungian notion of collective unconsciousness have any legitimacy in the light of modern neurobiology and epigenetics?
Perhaps this question is more suited for Cognitive Science.
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comment Neutralizing TCA washes
Why did this get 2 downvotes? Is it incorrect? Why is it accepted instead of the other, much higher scoring answer?
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comment Why are carnivorans more efficient predators than birds or reptiles?
Don't eagles count as large predators? They seem efficient enough. Also crocodiles and large snakes.
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comment Effect of 260/230 values on PCR
I doubt it would matter. 1 ul template in a 50 ul reaction - you've diluted it 1:50. There's nothing left - and you could easily go down to 0.2 ul for 1:250. Also, your enzyme makes a big difference. I would email the enzyme manufacturer and ask them.