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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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comment Wild Boar: Ways they can harm humans
or 225 kg...
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comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
@caseyr547 The point of my answer is that it is realistic. The overall likelihood is low, just as the chances of getting pregnant during any one typical vaginal sex session are, but there is a nonzero chance that it could happen, and there are several factors that affect that, as I described. I'm trying to stress that if you are going to engage in this behavior, then you need to protect yourself as much as possible. I'm also trying to dispel myths. The fewer unwanted teen pregnancies in this world, the better, and the fewer STDs the better. Calling this a bad answer is counterproductive.
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comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
@caseyr547 could you at least explain why this is a bad answer? Comparing an answer based on scientific and medical facts to a TV show is not an answer.
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comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
@TheNotMe in regards to your second comment, yes, I think getting pregnant via "dry humping" is realistically possible. It's not very likely, as compared to unprotected vaginal intercourse, but it is definitely possible. However, like I said in my previous comment, condom use will significantly reduce the risk.
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comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
@TheNotMe after washing clothes with detergent they are generally rinsed in clean water, so the amount of "chemicals" left over should be relatively minimal. Some sperm may die, but how much of a chance do you want to take? Your best option is to wear a condom, which, when worn properly, retains the semen in the tip. It'll prevent your pants from getting soaked, make clean-up a lot easier, and give you much greater peace of mind.
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comment If penis reconstruction from a clitoris is possible why isn't penis enlargement possible?
OK, I didn't know that. Thanks!
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reviewed No Action Needed Age of shells on beach
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reviewed No Action Needed Why is too much glucose harmful?
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comment If penis reconstruction from a clitoris is possible why isn't penis enlargement possible?
That's an interesting article. I though I had heard of implants to increase girth and help maintain erections for those with micropenis and injuries/other medical issues, respectively, that were similar in character to breast implants (i.e., they aren't resorbed by the body like a fat transplant).
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reviewed Leave Closed Eukaryotic Cell from Scratch part 1
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reviewed Leave Closed Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
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revised Is pork poisonous?
it's Islamic, not Muslimic
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comment If penis reconstruction from a clitoris is possible why isn't penis enlargement possible?
Do you have a reference for your assertion that surgical penis enlargement is not possible?
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comment Verifying Protein Folds
What I think might be happening is the same set of sequences is sent to multiple computers, and the incoming results are compared a number of times before they're declared valid. So, for example, the same sequence could be sent to 50 computers, and a certain threshold need to match (say, 20 of them) before they're marked as valid. Then, if any other computer submits a different result, it's marked as invalid and not counted.
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comment amino acid containing branched side chain
and the reference is...?
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reviewed Leave Closed Why does chewing enrage me?
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reviewed Close What is the word to describe a symptom that when people did something, they tend to do it again without noticing about it?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to recognize a conserved motifs of the protein
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comment Mesoporous silica particles as anti cancer drug delivery method
I work in the pharma/biotech industry. Nanotechnology in general is a very active field of research. The issues with any new delivery system are two-fold - the first is being able to prove safety and efficacy, which is no small task, and the second is development time. It can take 10-15 years or more for a novel therapeutic to reach the market, and that's with a "standard" delivery system like a pill or infusion. Developing and getting approval for something entirely new like this would add even more time to the pipeline, which is why you haven't seen it on the market yet.