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BSc in Biomedical Science.

I have several years worth of experience in web development and programming as well as basics of graphic design.

I'm a language nerd and a citizen science geek. I love techy stuff and wish I had the time to fiddle with electronics myself, but to that regard even building my own PC will have to wait for a while now.


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revised Number of reading frames in nucleotide sequence
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answered Number of reading frames in nucleotide sequence
Mar
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comment Does one neurotransmitter travel all the way through the nervous system?
The bit inside the brain could be quite a lot I think, hundreds or thousands even. Plus, a single stimulus doesn't activate just a single sensory neuron, and there are also cross-interactions of adjacent pathways.
Mar
5
comment Does one neurotransmitter travel all the way through the nervous system?
@DarkLightA Yes, that's probably around the number of neurons you have in total in your body. The actual pathway that a single signal will follow doesn't usually comprise that many cells though. Example: pain (e.g. papercut) -> cell 1: sensory neuron from periphery (e.g. finger) towards spinal chord -> cell 2: afferent neuron from spinal chord towards the thalamus in the brain -> cell 3: thalamic neuron into various brain regions (exact number of cells here varies as far as I know) -> result: you feel pain. Could be I forgot the odd neuron here or there in this pathway but that's the gist.
Mar
4
answered Does one neurotransmitter travel all the way through the nervous system?
Mar
4
comment Serotonin - Does being aroused make you sleepy?
This can be answered by reading the Wikipedia article on serotonin, which has a nice list of functions.
Feb
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comment Introductory literature for synthetic / systems biology?
And DIYBio.org!
Feb
26
comment Effect of doubling volumes of PCR reagents
That sounds like the most likely problem; I think you should post that as an answer.
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
26
revised Effect of doubling volumes of PCR reagents
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Feb
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comment Effect of doubling volumes of PCR reagents
Does this apply to very old models? How would the thermocycler test the volume in a tube or the temperature it reaches? We weren't using a hot start.
Feb
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revised Effect of doubling volumes of PCR reagents
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Feb
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asked Effect of doubling volumes of PCR reagents
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Feb
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revised How does Topoisomerase II inhibition affect cancer cells?
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Feb
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Feb
14
comment Is it possible to give a person an allergic reaction in a very specific place?
Funnily, the severity of the reaction does not correlate to symptoms the allergy might cause... of all allergies I have, dust mites gave the weakest skin prick reaction; but it's the only symptomatic allergy I have. The prick test can vary a lot, depending on the purpose; I don't think there's a standard set of allergens they test, apart from ready-made allergen "sets" such as "grasses" or "trees".
Feb
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revised Could hydrogen replace oxygen in cellular respiration?
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