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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.


Mar
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mrna tag wiki excerpt
Mar
15
comment Does the lung absorb organic food?
Not well - see aspiration pneumonia - small amounts of food would be dealt with without too much problem, simply being coughed up. Lung tissue isn't designed to digest or absorb so I can't imagine it being anywhere near effective in this regard
Mar
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the fastest marine mammal?
Mar
12
comment Why ducklings are yellow?
Good to know that they're still alarmingly cute with their natural colourings though!
Mar
11
comment Many spermatozoa, but just one ovum
I'm not sure to be honest, some definitely wouldn't (for example loss of the acrosome) whilst others could potentially make it with reduced chances (minor tail defects etc.)
Mar
11
comment Many spermatozoa, but just one ovum
In addition to motility - up to 70% of sperm can be abnormal forms and this is still considered normal.
Mar
10
answered What is ischaemia exactly?
Mar
9
comment What constitutes the determination of a normal blood glucose level?
Summarising some of the bare bones of the document would actually improve your answer - admittedly the WHO website isn't likely to disappear overnight but files can be moved/renamed etc.
Mar
9
answered What is the difference between intracardiac and extracardiac reflexes in cardiac regulation?
Mar
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What constitutes the determination of a normal blood glucose level?
Mar
8
comment Do recessive alleles really exist?
A selection of related questions: what makes a gene dominant or recessive, why are some genes dominant to each other? and relative properties of alleles.
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can humans eat grass?
Mar
2
comment What are the highest and lowest possible pH, paCO2, and HCO3 in the blood of living human?
You should look for the standard reference ranges for arterial blood gases, which will give you your answer
Feb
24
comment What is the current consensus, if any, about why long term potentiation is not clearly correlated with learning?
I think this needs to be expanded upon to be a useful answer
Feb
22
comment Does a neuron ever generate an action potential without stimuli?
Pacemaker cells in the heart might be an example for you
Feb
20
comment Regarding kidney transplant
@AtlLED I'm not following you?
Feb
20
revised Regarding kidney transplant
Keyboard was sticky that night!
Feb
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
revised Chills down the spine with certain music?
Clarified authors relation to project
Feb
15
revised vestigial structure question
edited tags