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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.


Feb
16
reviewed Approve What is the eye muscle status when you stare at distant view through a glass wall?
Feb
16
revised What effect does ambient temperature have on the cardiovascular system?
improved formatting
Feb
16
reviewed Approve What factors affect the rate of transpiration in plant leaves?
Feb
16
reviewed Approve How is RNAse contamination in RNA based experiments prevented?
Feb
14
comment How does a plant grow before photosynthesis is possible?
Photosynthesis fixes carbon dioxide into organic molecules - the water is broken up during the process and the oxygen from it released and light also doesn't really belong in the equation. I think the important bits you are looking for are about carbon fixation specifically but I didn't want to edit your original meaning out - could you clarify? =)
Feb
14
revised How does a plant grow before photosynthesis is possible?
Copy edit
Feb
14
revised How did the huge dinosaurs cope with gravity and loads on bones, etc.?
Made link clickable and inserted promotion warming in accordance with FAQ http://biology.stackexchange.com/faq#promotion
Feb
14
comment How did the huge dinosaurs cope with gravity and loads on bones, etc.?
Hi =) It's always a good idea to summarise the article you are liking to within the question in case it is not available in the future. Furthermore if you're promoting your own website we do ask that you mention that fact in the question (see faq). This may explain the downvotes you are receiving.
Feb
14
revised Can protein structure be determined by X-Ray Diffraction in a single image?
Grammar
Feb
14
answered What factors affect the rate of transpiration in plant leaves?
Feb
14
comment Which organism has the sharpest vision?
You might also want to consider field of vision and acuity.
Feb
12
wiki created meiosis description
Feb
12
wiki created meiosis excerpt
Feb
12
revised cell-culture wiki excerpt
No markup in excerpts :-(
Feb
11
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
11
answered What effect does ambient temperature have on the cardiovascular system?
Feb
11
comment What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
@RichardSmith I'm lucky enough to be on a really obscure chemistry exam board - OCR Salters. It's the most practically based since Nuffield bit the dust. We have to do an extended lab project over a few months, which is a great opportunity for us!
Feb
11
comment Does Amphibian embryo's blastocoel become a primitive yolk sac without yolk?
I'm not overly convinced about getting ATP from yolk. Perhaps glucose or other respiratory substrate but cellular metabolism is still internal?
Feb
11
revised Does Amphibian embryo's blastocoel become a primitive yolk sac without yolk?
Few readability improvements, removed 2X reverse arguments in the overall answer.
Feb
11
comment What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
That's an interesting one - according to the handbook of enzymes notably page 357, the enzyme doesn't seem adapted for use in the human stomach. This suggests that it is active elsewhere - a website suggested the liver. Does anyone know if this is the case (as it would prove an answer to how the hydrolysis happens in the bloodstream)?