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Medical student in the United Kingdom, having previously studied Biology at A-Level. I spend a good deal of my time volunteering with St John Ambulance, which I find fantastically rewarding and when I'm not writing essays I'm handling flags here on Bio.SE.


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reviewed Excellent Does antibacterial soap work chemically?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), any health risks?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Bioinformatics : Drawbacks of using ORA(Overlap Analysis)
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reviewed Satisfactory In the lysogenic cycle, does the provirus split from the cell's main genetic material for replication?
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reviewed Satisfactory PCR enzyme units or concentration?
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reviewed Satisfactory Why do people use anti-inflammatory drugs?
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reviewed Excellent In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Evolution from Mating types to different sexes
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reviewed Satisfactory eye myopia power changes with brightness
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reviewed Satisfactory What causes DNA to skew in gel electrophoresis?
Apr
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comment Manifestations of open foramen ovale in adults
Clubbing?
Apr
8
comment Manifestations of open foramen ovale in adults
I think what you may be thinking of is Eisenmenger's Syndrome though you should also read through the Cyanotic Heart Defects section. Can you also clarify what you mean by "COPD-hypoxic-nails"?
Apr
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comment Manifestations of open foramen ovale in adults
As I recall the 30% of patients are only probe patent and therefore of little significance in terms of blood mixing under normal conditions where right sided pressure is lower than left sided (therefore RA will NOT flow into LA). They are at higher risk of stroke from paradoxical embolism (which does cross through the PFO). I'm not convinced by any of those bullet points as your original premise is off - a PFO will not cause a 50% shunt right to left.
Apr
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does the body lose energy or gain energy relatively when drinking or eating hot things?
Apr
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revised Normal Frequencies in Heart
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Apr
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revised What does min mean?
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Mar
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comment Nervous System : Organ or Gland Failure
@WYSIWYG Adrenal Medulla?
Mar
20
comment How do cellphones calculate heart rate?
I asked a related question on Skeptics recently and was pointed to this work - it appears to be detecting changes in skin colour related to heart rate.
Mar
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revised What is the eye muscle status when you stare at distant view through a glass wall?
Correcting an error pointed out
Mar
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on clinical-trial tag wiki excerpt