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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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comment Pharmacokinetics: why do certain drugs follow zero-order kinetics?
Hi and welcome to Biology.SE! We encourage making a decent attempt to answer questions before we make new posts - could you let us know some of your thinking that led to this question, and what part of it you couldn't find easily by searching the web?
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to convert nerve signals or electrical activity into a readable format?
You would probably benefit from reading up about how visual information is actually processed, you should then be able to formulate a more exact question. Keyword "visual pathway".
Aug
24
comment Can genes change as we age?
The contradiction is gone now - it was exactly the part after "I've never heard of any case" that caused that (because you then went on to explain a case that you heard of) :)
Aug
24
comment How much does a typical biologist know about signal processing, machine learning, and (theoretical) computer science?
I think this question could improve if you added the reason why you're asking this (depending on which it may or may not have an actual answer). As it is, you're just requesting comments and the StackExchange Q&A format isn't really useful for that. Feel free to take this to chat of course: chat.stackexchange.com
Aug
24
comment Can genes change as we age?
Where do you get that info about parental transmission of epigenetics in order to speed up /slow down the baby's development? You're contradicting yourself here by saying there's nothing, and then saying what there is. Aside from that, telomerase is active in germ cells and thus the transmitted telomere length will not be affected by parents' age (jcs.biologists.org/content/115/8/1643.full.pdf - it would be a bit weird if it was any other way)
Aug
23
comment Homologues chromosomes
Yes, after Meiosis I, the sister chromatids will be slightly dissimilar, but what do you mean by behaving as male and female chromosomes? Bear in mind that chromosomes don't have a gender. A chromosome 5 is always a chromosome 5 and it doesn't care whether there are currently two chromosomes X or both an X and a Y somewhere else in the nucleus/cell.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
As long as the necessary nutrients are consumed orally and go through digestion, your gut flora and your own health should be fine. You could synthesise and consume indigestible carbohydrates (i.e. fibre) to support that additionally. His answer is an interesting thought though and does answer the question "Can humans survive without consuming life?" in a different angle.
Aug
22
comment Homologues chromosomes
I recommend reading up on the basics of meiosis again to answer this question yourself. Meiosis I has the purpose of separating homologous chromosomes. The resulting cells will not contain homologues but pairs of recombined, centromere-attached chromosome duplicates: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiosis
Aug
22
comment Does a woman's G-spot actually exist?
The links you provide contain all the material you could likely get in an answer here. There's hence not really any use in asking here as you could just as well read the Wikipedia article and its linked resources.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
All organic components can be found in air and it is certainly possible to make them useful (plants do it too). Inorganic nutrients would need to be drawn from the ground but no live organism would need to be used or killed for that.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
I don't think we ever disagreed XD I felt like number 1) in my answer was what the question asked and so that would be the correct answer - but it's true that the question is sort of ambiguous and hence I decided to post this general answer.
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
At the very least current technology would allow you to build bacteria to synthesise all nutrients you need, in which case you would then not need to consume any live organisms but only chemical products they're not using themselves. It is true that you could consider everything within physical boundaries as possible, but what this question asks is either within or not far off available technology. Of course you are correct that the chance of it happening anytime soon is zilch due to lack of demand, but that's not what's being asked.
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
"any type of life" asks for the most inclusive reasonable definition of life, and that would include any type of cell or cellular material as alive.
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
This answer is wrong. As explained by @FrancisDavey, it is certainly possible for us to synthesise every single nutrient we need from inorganic substances, at the expense of energy which we can gain non-organically too for example through solar or nuclear sources. That is, by all ways of understanding it, "without eating any type of life".
Aug
20
comment What are the dimensions in angstrom of bacteria?
What has changed about this question to warrant a reopen?
Aug
20
comment Hoechst red and blue spectra - what does the red emission tell us?
That's a problem but it doesn't warrant sniping the question down immediately like this. Give the asker some time to edit the question and explain where he made such a claim before putting him through a tedious reopen procedure. If he doesn't respond within the next days, close it down.
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
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
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.