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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.


Jun
25
accepted Do both TSG and Proto-oncogenes have to suffer mutations to cause cancer?
May
20
accepted What advantage would the initial 'donor' in horizontal gene transfer by conjugation have received?
May
9
accepted In which order did the cells of the immune system evolve?
May
9
accepted Why is the Patellar reflex not triggered when the tendon is extended slowly?
Apr
14
accepted Why are some bodily fluids more of an infection risk than others?
Apr
14
accepted What causes REM atonia to be lost in sleepwalking?
Apr
14
accepted How does Iota-Carrageenan achieve an antiviral effect?
Apr
6
accepted Why do restriction enzymes tend to have an even number of bases in their recognition site?
Apr
1
accepted Is the 'fluttering feeling' when under stress neurological or physical?
Mar
3
accepted Does electricity cause damage on a cellular level?
Feb
7
accepted Is there any advantage to one blood type over another?
Jan
25
accepted Why is a lack of oxygen fatal to cells?
Jan
24
accepted Is there a reason why human eyesight and plants make use of the same wavelength of light?
Jan
24
accepted Do antigens protrude through the capsule/slime layer in prokaryotic organisms where these features are present?
Jan
3
accepted Why is there an extended delay before G.M. liver cells are attacked by the immune system?
Jan
2
accepted Why would diffusion be faster across a non-specialised tissue?
Jan
1
accepted Is trembling an advantageous response during periods of anxiety?
Dec
21
accepted Where does vasoconstriction occur in limbs?
Dec
17
accepted Why is uracil used in RNA rather than thymine?
Dec
16
accepted What limits the maximum spacing of Nodes of Ranvier and which organisms tend to have the widest gaps?