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by stopherlogic
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dopamine receptors?
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Dopamine has functions in cognition and learning as well as other beneficial traits from an evolutionary point of view. Evolution would have favoured it and the emergence of a receptor for it I would think.
by stopherlogic
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteria in the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 15098

Cheers for the links guys, I am considering a final year uni project sampling airborne bacteria that's why I was asking the question. I also want to sample fungus as well but don't know if I will have time to do both. I am going to be looking for patterns relating to population in various places etc.
by stopherlogic
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteria in the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 15098

Bacteria in the air?

What would you say makes up the airborne bacteria in your average room? For example one frequently populated by humans but not much else. I assume it would be skin bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and staphylococcus epidermis. Am I right?
by stopherlogic
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 12434

I found this I'm not too sure if it answers your question though. I always thought it was something to do with inner ear fluid.

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/balance ... orders.asp
by stopherlogic
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do teeth bacteria come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Well I know that Lactobacillus is one species guilty of causing tooth decay and this is used in the production of food. Lactobacillus is actually of benefit to us in our gut flora where it out-competes other organisms.
by stopherlogic
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Loose Skin
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

I can't see a scientific basis for a lot of lotions and potions used on skin today I think the only way to tone up loose skin after weight loss is by exercise although I can understand the difficulty with it being facial. I would discuss it with your GP if it concerns you.
by stopherlogic
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed for a Biology Club
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

http://www.biology-resources.com/biolog ... ents2.html

Don't know whether any of these will be of use.
by stopherlogic
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Books
Replies: 4
Views: 6186

A personal favourite is "Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry". Also for genetics "Genes" (not sure what edition we are up to) by Lewin helped me. Check with your lecturers first they should be able to recommend some and it saves you buying books that may become useless.
by stopherlogic
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please help me to answer these questions
Replies: 4
Views: 5698

Sounds good to me
by stopherlogic
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Importance of Biodiversity
Replies: 2
Views: 3858

I think it may be saying that to remove a species from an ecosystem could cause a degree of harm therefore it would be "intelligent" to maintain all species (parts). I'm sure someone will be able to expand on this a lot more than me I could be way off.