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BSc in Biomedical Science, currently studying towards a PhD in Molecular Systems Biology.

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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reviewed Reviewed Biological advantage of electric synapses
May
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comment Biological advantage of electric synapses
I can't answer this but just to consider: firstly, this may be a way to overcome the limit of length of an individual cell before intracellular transport of proteins and organelles becomes impracticable. Aside from this, the difference between one long neuron and two connected ones is that they are separated by a membrane and can have different interiors. This means different internal cell states e.g. signalling molecules, ion concentrations,...
May
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revised Blood Type Compatibility
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answered Blood Type Compatibility
May
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reviewed Leave Open Blood Type Compatibility
May
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revised If the top epidermal layer is burned away, what is it replaced with?
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revised If the top epidermal layer is burned away, what is it replaced with?
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revised If the top epidermal layer is burned away, what is it replaced with?
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May
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answered If the top epidermal layer is burned away, what is it replaced with?
May
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Genes, chromosomes, base pairs and the 23 pairs
May
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cancer growth and cell division
May
25
reviewed Leave Open Cancer growth and cell division
May
25
reviewed Leave Open Hypovolemia and orthostatic hypertension
May
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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
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reviewed Leave Open How does mutation cause natural selection? and is it common in protists or prokaryotes?
May
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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
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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
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reviewed Close problem with natural selection
May
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reviewed Looks OK What type of insect is this?
May
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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.