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Rory M
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124 votes
4 answers
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Is there a reason why human eyesight and plants make use of the same wavelength of light?

118 votes
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Why is thymine rather than uracil used in DNA?

44 votes
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Is there any advantage to one blood type over another?

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Is it correct that the body only responds to the most painful stimulus?

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Why is a lack of oxygen fatal to cells?

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3 answers
861 views

Why would diffusion be faster across a non-specialised tissue?

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Why do restriction enzymes tend to have an even number of bases in their recognition site?

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1 answer
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Does electricity cause damage on a cellular level?

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1 answer
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What limits the maximum spacing of Nodes of Ranvier and which organisms tend to have the widest gaps?

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What causes REM atonia to be lost in sleepwalking?

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Is the 'fluttering feeling' when under stress neurological or physical?

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1 answer
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In which order did the cells of the immune system evolve?

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1 answer
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Is trembling an advantageous response during periods of anxiety?

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1 answer
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Why is there an extended delay before G.M. liver cells are attacked by the immune system?

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1 answer
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Why are some bodily fluids more of an infection risk than others?

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1 answer
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What advantage would the initial 'donor' in horizontal gene transfer by conjugation have received?

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Where does vasoconstriction occur in limbs?

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What hydrolyses aspirin within the digestive tract and blood stream?

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How does Iota-Carrageenan achieve an antiviral effect?

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1 answer
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Do antigens protrude through the capsule/slime layer in prokaryotic organisms where these features are present?

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1 answer
718 views

Why is the Patellar reflex not triggered when the tendon is extended slowly?

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How does the Golgi Apparatus perform its function?

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Why is the administration of exogenous Anti-D not harmful to the foetus?

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Do both TSG and Proto-oncogenes have to suffer mutations to cause cancer?

3 votes
1 answer
396 views

Does digit 1 have an extensor sheath?