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Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart . Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.


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reviewed Satisfactory Why do people use anti-inflammatory drugs?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Evolution from Mating types to different sexes
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reviewed Excellent Does antibacterial soap work chemically?
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reviewed Satisfactory Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), any health risks?
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reviewed Excellent What causes DNA to skew in gel electrophoresis?
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reviewed Satisfactory In the lysogenic cycle, does the provirus split from the cell's main genetic material for replication?
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reviewed Satisfactory eye myopia power changes with brightness
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reviewed Excellent In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
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reviewed Satisfactory Bioinformatics : Drawbacks of using ORA(Overlap Analysis)
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reviewed Needs Improvement PCR enzyme units or concentration?
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revised Why mosquito bite is confined to a certain shape?
edited tags
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reviewed No Action Needed Why are there ecosystems?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why are there ecosystems?
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Why doesn't the sperm die if there is citric acid and acid phosphatases in the semen?
Apr
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reviewed Reviewed Which disorders are fully concordant?
Apr
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comment Which disorders are fully concordant?
For those that don't know about it, could you expand a little on what MZ discordance is and what it means for a disease?
Apr
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comment dopamine paradox in Schizophrenia
I'm no expert, which is why this isn't an answer, but it may have to do with receptor down-regulation, or an altering of receptor signaling.
Apr
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comment How does mutation work natural population? and is it common in protists or prokaryotes?
What other causes of evolutionary change are you comparing mutations to? If you get right down to it, every change is a mutation of some sort...
Apr
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reviewed No Action Needed Exotic Cell Shapes
Apr
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reviewed Close Cloning a gene of an organism with an nonsequenced genome