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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
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on human-ear tag wiki
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on hearing tag wiki excerpt
Jun
7
revised human-ear wiki excerpt
added 1 characters in body
Jun
5
revised How quickly do estrogens break down in the environment?
Please use DOI links wherever possible: http://meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/276/how-to-link-to-scientific-articles-on-biology-se
Jun
5
comment Does caffeine increase the speed at which sperm travels?
Ah it was that question I was trying to find earlier xD
Jun
5
comment Does caffeine increase the speed at which sperm travels?
This answer suggests that the "extra boost" could be due to all Y sperm being lighter and therefore perhaps faster than X sperm - regardless of caffeine consumption.
Jun
3
awarded  Revival
Jun
2
comment Energy use by muscles, actual work done by muscles and more
Looking at the answers for question one it's hard to think of any other meaningful way to do it other than recording the energy released when burnt, any other measure would hardly be standardised between people.
Jun
2
revised Is there a gene that starts meiosis 2?
Improved grammar
Jun
1
comment How do I save a coffee damaged wasp?
Unfortunately this has gathered quite a few close votes for being off topic (presumably due to veterinary medicine advice being out of scope) and one rather mean 'Too Localised' (:P) - the poor wasp may have passed out of this world before we'd drafted a rescue plan - sorry :-)
Jun
1
comment What biological systems are affected by Vitamin B6 (or B vitamins in general)?
More related to this question but long term exposure/abuse of laughing gas is linked to severe B6 deficiency.
Jun
1
revised Modularity of transcription factors
Updated link to use DOI - http://meta.biology.stackexchange.com/a/277/69
Jun
1
revised Is there such thing as Animal non-verbal body language?
Fixed formatting as bold doesn't stretch between paragraphs
May
31
revised Is there a Reverse Transcription optimization for long, 9kb, transcripts?
Edited in "oops, I'm dumb. Ignore the template swapping thing in the RT" rather than appending and removed signature
May
31
wiki created cloning description
May
31
wiki created cloning excerpt
May
31
comment Why apes started to contemplate and become altruistic?
We're not entirely convinced that there's enough biology in that question to make it a fit for this site, and even if there was it's very broad :)
May
31
revised Formal definition of a 'genetic trait reservoir'?
added a reference to the paper - updated to use DOI
May
31
revised Can I compare Shannon indices of metagenome gene data?
Clean up and removal of signature line
May
30
comment Is it better to take a half dose of paracetamol and a half dose of ibuprofen together rather than a full dose of either?
By "better" I take it you mean a more effective analgesic rather than better in terms of potential toxic effects, speed of onset/offset etc?