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Finishing a BSc in Biomedical Science in 2014.

I have several years worth of experience in web development and programming as well as basics of graphic design (meaning that I like toying with inkscape).

I'm a language nerd and a private 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.


May
25
comment Hypovolemia and orthostatic hypertension
Orthostatic (=postural) hypertension is an excessive increase of blood pressure upon standing up. Hypovolemia is a reduced total blood volume (i.e. lack of plasma). This question is perfectly on-topic.
May
25
reviewed Leave Open How does mutation cause natural selection? and is it common in protists or prokaryotes?
May
23
comment Resources: Learning About the Brain
The wikipedia article on basal ganglia seems sufficiently extensive to me and should be understandable if you spend enough time first learning the basic neuro-terminology used in that article (which you should do anyway if you want to learn about the brain). When reading about a completely new topic, you need to proceed sentence-by-sentence and really make sure you understand what each sentence says, i.e. look up every word you don't know yet.
May
22
comment What type of insect is this?
Edit your answer to include that and provide a reference or picture for the question author to check up themselves and I would say this is a perfectly sufficient answer :)
May
21
reviewed Close problem with natural selection
May
21
reviewed Looks OK What type of insect is this?
May
21
comment What type of insect is this?
This answer could be improved by explaining why you think so - for example find a picture of a male termite with its wings and explain what body parts you compare with the insect in the photo to reach that conclusion.
May
21
reviewed Leave Open Protoporphyrinogen (IX) formation in heme synthesis
May
19
comment A question related to qPCR analysis
Does your qPCR software not provide you with the progressive graphs where you can see each sample crossing the threshold? That might be a nice picture to show.
May
19
revised How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
edited tags
May
19
comment How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
The only recommendation I would make to improve your question itself is the title - you don't need to say it's a research problem as that's usually obvious, and entomology is in the tags so it doesn't need to be in the title. Try to phrase it as a question. Ideally, the title question allows someone to answer without reading the detailed description.
May
19
comment How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
To further reduce the time it takes you, you could start out counting both entrances and exits from the hive - but then check if you get the same results if you only consider entrances. As a measure of bee activity, I would expect entrances and exits to be equivalent and thus it shouldn't matter whether you count either one or both.
May
19
answered How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
May
18
comment Could humans choose to establish fibre digesting colonies in our guts?
Go ahead and eat it - not taking nutrients from something doesn't mean you can't eat it :P
May
18
comment What does “developmentally programmed” mean?
Yeah, it looks like just bad phrasing, probably caused by word count restraints.
May
18
revised What does “developmentally programmed” mean?
added 38 characters in body
May
17
reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye pupil?
May
17
comment What is the difference between a circular and a cat's-eye pupil?
How does a vertical pupil help to detect horizontal movement?
May
17
answered What does “developmentally programmed” mean?
May
17
comment What does “developmentally programmed” mean?
Agreed, this phrase can mean different things depending on the context - the answer still wouldn't be pages long if it included all contexts but it would make it a lot easier if you could provide that background information :)