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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.


Aug
19
comment What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
Nail colour is much less relevant for sexual attraction? I'm sure you'll find equally useful examples in other animal species to illustrate the principle I mention :)
Aug
19
revised What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
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Aug
18
answered What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
Aug
18
comment Why some muscles have more tendons than others?
Raoul is correct - afterall, if you exercise your biceps to increase its strength, it gets thicker, not longer. I think it would also help to add explicitly that tendons provide the mechanical attachment of muscle to bone, meaning that tendons determine at what place and in what angle the muscle's force is applied to the bone. I would expect that to be important in regards to force distribution, bone stability and energy efficiency (though correct me if I'm wrong).
Aug
15
answered are sperms considered living
Aug
15
comment are sperms considered living
Given that there is no definition of life that even comes close to being commonly accepted, any question that asks "Is X considered alive?" has a high chance to generate highly opinionated answers and is thus unfit for the SE format.
Aug
15
comment Why do we like salt?
I described "one of the main purposes"; the other main purposes that come to mind are: 1) Upkeep of membrane potential - all cells utilise gradients of Na and K ions to maintain a voltage differential between their interior and the extracellular liquid, enabling various cell-sustaining processes including energy generation. 2) Nerve signalling - neurons utilise Na ions to transduce targeted voltage spikes.
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Open What are some examples of evolving networks in biology?
Jul
31
comment Questions about the Evolution Theory
Your two questions (1. How can useful features initially evolve, 2. How did life start) are two of the largest debates in biology, with endless arguments going back and forth throughout academia and laydiscussion. It's not currently possible to definitively answer either of them, and people have written entire books trying to summarise the state of the debate at that time. Google these to your heart's content - some keywords of potential interest include "origin of life", "intelligent design" and "RNA world" - but unfortunately Bio.SE is not a suitable platform for discussing this.
Jul
31
reviewed Close Questions about the Evolution Theory
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Closed What organism most efficiently converts a given quantity of mass into heat?
Jul
31
reviewed Close How to calculate extent of Sequence similarity
Jul
31
reviewed Reopen “Same” DNA vs genes
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
comment What happens to fecal matter if it's continually re-eaten?
The author seems aware that the person would clearly die from lack of nutrition but is more wondering about the theoretical result. I think you should add that after continuous cycles of digestion, the fat and protein components of faeces would at some point be completely eliminated. So would the bacteria, but while passing through the intestinal environment, new bacteria would inevitably get mixed into the mass again. Thus, the result would be a mixture of undigestible fibre and bacteria.
May
29
comment zygomatic fracture and orbital
Is your question whether a zygomatic bone fracture on one side can affect the orbit on the other side?
May
27
revised Blood Type Compatibility
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