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Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Given an EC50 value, how do I reproduce the sigmoidal curve from which this was calculated?
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory How does it make thermodynamic sense for photosynthesizers to turn CO₂ into O₂?
Apr
9
reviewed Needs Improvement How do genetic chimeras with different blood types not die?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory I found these skulls in a old bottle in the woods. Can you tell me what they are?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory Clarification on the “orientation” of chromosomal rearrangements
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Authority on Microbiological Definitions
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Why do people with Down syndrome get fewer cancers?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory Do animals exist which have great vision, but see only grayscale?
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Cellular Respiration/Fermentation Problem Leading to Lack of Energy
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Why are plasmid genes not already incorporated into bacterial chromosomes if necessary for stressful situations?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory Why do we urinate more when we are nervous?
Mar
29
comment What exactly is neuroplasticity, and can it be demonstrated with a simple experiment?
I have voted to close this as a medical advice question due to the "experimentation" aspect, but if you rework it a bit, there are some interesting questions here. Take a look at some of the work done on lateral connections/silent synapses in the motor and sensory cortexes particularly after cerebral infarct or TBI and you should have plenty of fodder for an outstanding and well-researched question.
Mar
29
comment What exactly is neuroplasticity, and can it be demonstrated with a simple experiment?
This is not something you want to be testing in any kind of "home experiment". I agree with @anongoodnurse, your last example is a bit muddled in terms of its reliance on long-term plasticity. Your first sentence has some ring of truth to it, as this phenomenon has been observed in the congenitally blind, for example (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_modal_plasticity), but there is no "movement" per se.
Mar
25
comment Why do home-grown fruits tend to taste better than mass-produced consumer fruits?
Your whole question is built on a supposition that hardly anyone can truly prove. Even if you narrowed this down to an objective measure of taste under "organic" versus "non-organic" techniques, it's still driven by opinion.
Mar
14
reviewed Close Why doesn't HDL cause diseases like LDL?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open Is Sinus node conduction necessary for heart beating?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open With humans, is being transgender innate, or caused by social factors?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open What are the white spots?
Mar
13
comment books for beginners in research in mathematical biology
This is far too broad to answer effectively. We don't know anything about which specific areas you are interested in or what your level of ability is, aside from that you haven't had any mathematical modeling coursework. Most books would probably be accessible for someone with a background in ODEs, and I'm sure you've had experience with those.
Mar
11
reviewed Leave Open Why are there no known photosynthetic archaea?