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bio website mattdmo.com
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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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Aug
14
comment Do human anal glands have any function?
my anal glands produce a distinct scent...
Aug
13
comment DNA extraction from agarose gel
But, how will Qiagen make money if people know how to do this?
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Closed Does CPH4 exists?
Aug
12
reviewed Close Is chronic headaches primary?
Aug
11
answered Why extract DNA from certain white blood cells instead of whole blood?
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
comment Dataset of microscopic images before and after staining?
There should be very minimal processing for scientific images - otherwise you are not looking at true results.
Aug
6
comment Dataset of microscopic images before and after staining?
What do you mean, "before and after staining"? An image taken before staining won't show anything...
Aug
1
revised naturally occuring fatty acids
added 8 characters in body
Jul
29
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.
Jul
29
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.
Jul
29
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.
Jul
29
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.
Jul
29
answered Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
Jul
27
comment If penis reconstruction from a clitoris is possible why isn't penis enlargement possible?
OK, I didn't know that. Thanks!
Jul
27
reviewed No Action Needed Age of shells on beach
Jul
27
reviewed No Action Needed Why is too much glucose harmful?
Jul
27
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).
Jul
27
reviewed Leave Closed Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
Jul
27
revised Is pork poisonous?
it's Islamic, not Muslimic