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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
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)?
Feb
11
revised What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
Jonsca pointed out a spelling error, I'm also emphasising the delivery route after a little confusion
Feb
11
comment Have there been any positive public health effects due to UV lights?
Regarding UV lights attached to walls going out of fashion - I'm seeing them more and more over washbasins used on wards, particularly on specialist units.
Feb
10
comment What is the average Leg-to-Foot Length/Width Ratio?
poor effort - I'd have expected at least 100,000 samples in 24 hours!! You might want to include that information in your answer to help future visitors from google etc =)
Feb
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Feb
10
revised Is there a reason why human eyesight and plants make use of the same wavelength of light?
Noticed that the [eyes] tag has been emerging as distinct from vision, both apply to this question
Feb
10
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Feb
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revised Why would diffusion be faster across a non-specialised tissue?
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Feb
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I clean and calibrate pipettes, and how often should I do it?
Feb
10
asked What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?
Feb
10
revised Does consuming sodium benzoate (preservative E211) cause problems during pregnancy?
I'd been lazy with citations
Feb
10
answered Harmless virus?
Feb
10
revised Why should I degas my gel solution for polyacrylamide gels?
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