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Dec
12
answered Organisms as potential Bio-Weapons?
Dec
4
comment Do invasive species cause long-term damage to ecosystems they invade?
@Beofett I used an extreme example, but it's never the less useful to make sure your question is bounded by scope and time, because it changes the answer.
Dec
3
answered Why do yeast ferment Equal sweetener
Dec
3
comment Do invasive species cause long-term damage to ecosystems they invade?
It might also help to define what you meant by "ecosystem". If we consider the intestinal tract of a human as a microbial ecosystem, it's rather straightforward to show that invasive species cause long-term damage, by killing the host.
Dec
3
comment Do we actually get more sick (flu/cold) during winter?
As this answer cites my paper, it is clearly correct ;). I would note that it's true for influenza, and a few other winter-circulating diseases (Norovirus comes to mind). Other infections are more prevalent in the summer (many bacterial GI infections for example) and some don't care at all.
Oct
8
accepted Are there animal models for Clostridium difficile that better replicate human infection than hamsters?
Sep
26
answered Survivorship Curves: Type II curve mortality rate is not constant?
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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answered Is there a strong reason to be sceptical about the “cured HIV patient” being reported by mainstream media?
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Jan
4
comment Is it possible that the recipient of a heart transplant would display some of the donor's personality traits, as if the heart has memories?
Alternately, they could be lied to about who their donor "was" to see if they manifest the memories and feelings of a 22 year old woman when their donor was actually a 35 year old man. Though I'm pretty sure an IRB would clobber that too.
Jan
3
comment Are there people cured of HIV by means of HAART?
@RoryM Indeed - a drug-based 'cure' for HIV is hardly a finding that would go under the radar.
Jan
3
answered Are there people cured of HIV by means of HAART?
Dec
20
answered Can paper/plastic currency serve as a medium for pathogens?
Dec
15
comment Vaccination and population dynamics of an epidemic
Yes, that's correct.
Dec
14
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Dec
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comment Vaccination and population dynamics of an epidemic
You should ensure that the basic reproductive number for your Finland model is capable of sustaining an epidemic without vaccination.
Nov
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