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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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comment What type of CCD system is required to take photos of luciferase
Seem to have got some quite thorough answers there :)
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comment What type of CCD system is required to take photos of luciferase
You might want to look at photography.se too
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awarded  Nice Question
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wiki created pcr description
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wiki created pcr excerpt
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wiki created embryology description
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wiki created embryology excerpt
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revised Human sleep cycles and dream times, what influences the timing and intensity? Sleep history included
Typos and tense
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revised What influences the timing of human bowel movements in the morning?
Small tidy up
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Human sleep cycles and dream times, what influences the timing and intensity? Sleep history included
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answered What forms the human amniotic sac?
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revised How would a warm winter affect maple sap production?
A few modifications to improve fit for biology vs gardening
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awarded  Vox Populi
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awarded  Suffrage
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accepted Does electricity cause damage on a cellular level?
Mar
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comment What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
Perhaps I'm misinterpreting, but the 1st pass effect is one that reduces the potency of drugs. The enzyme you mentioned above that hydrolyses aspirin into salicylic acid would be increasing potency as salicylic acid is the active ingredient, therefore the first-pass effect does not apply?
Mar
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comment What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
However in Alexander's Answer to the linked question he states one advantage of buccal delivery as the bypassing of the liver. As this method supposedly gives faster delivery of the medication there must be another factor at play somewhere =)
Mar
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comment Do eye muscles relax when you close your eyes?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/968/…
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comment Do eye muscles relax when you close your eyes?
Certainly noticed what you mean when closing eyes and then attempting to immediately focus on a near-to object. I wonder if it could be due to it being dark when the eye is closed - this could I suppose result in the relaxation (as there is nothing to "see" if you do this in a pitch black room).
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comment How to typeset gene regulatory networks
I've used the Omni suite before, it's quite well designed software =)