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answered Why are vegetables either red or yellow?
Nov
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reviewed Approve Do all organisms have to die?
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comment Why do adult insects have 6 legs?
As it stands I agree with @fileunderwater -- this is a question about evolutionary advantages. However, if you were to make this question about the various functions that insects put their "legs" to then it is no longer a "duplicate" of that question. Even if this question is closed as a duplicate, you can edit it and it can be reopened :)
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revised Why Egg shell is not called a cell wall?
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Sep
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answered Why Egg shell is not called a cell wall?
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comment What is pQTL and why do we need eQTL?
The amounts of protein and mRNA are correlated, if not directly proportional. I understand what you are saying, that changes in the amount of mRNA do not necessarily equate to a change in protein abundance, but it seems quite logical to me that if a SNP either changes the mRNA sequence, or changes the abundance of the mRNA, the SNP could affect the amount of protein - this will differ in every case of course, and pQTLs that have been documented presumably do alter the final protein (either in form or abundance), otherwise they would not be reported as pQTLs.
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answered What is pQTL and why do we need eQTL?
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comment What fraction of sites are expected to be polymorphic?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed Catabolism and muscle energy intake
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Why are there ghost images of objects just out of focus
Jul
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comment Does mixing alcoholic drinks really make you more drunk?
Thanks, but you have not actually provided an answer for the question asked: "Does mixing alcoholic drinks really make you more drunk?"
Jul
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answered Why do skinny people live for shorter than the norm even though calorie restriction extends life expectancy?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Are we more attracted to people of the same ethnicity?
Jun
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comment Why do some medicines induce sleep?
Hi - I agree with some previous comments that this is too broad because (and this is an assumption) the mechanisms will probably differ between medicines - if you have a few in mind then list them in the question and this will hopefully be answered (I am very interested to see an answer - particularly for antihistimines I take around this time of year... makes me very groggy some days)
Jun
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comment Can you recharge without sleeping?
Ok. Didn't realise that reference was for all the points due to the vague wording - my apologies, it is an interesting answer.
Jun
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comment Can you recharge without sleeping?
Hi, this is a well-written answer, but can you include a few references (e.g. that lack of sleeps would kill you sooner than lack of food). Thanks!
Jun
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comment Can you recharge without sleeping?
Hi Marc - this has received a number of close votes because personal medical questions, or questions relating to your own personal health, are considered off topic. To make this "on topic" just remove the references to your own situation, therefore any answers/recommendations cannot be misconstrued as personal medical advice (which the vast majority of people here are not qualified to give). Thanks!