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1. A situation in which the effects of two or more processes are not separated; the distortion of the apparent effect of an exposure on risk, brought about by the association with other factors that can influence the outcome.

2. A relationship between the effects of two or more causal factors observed in a set of data, such that it is not logically possible to separate the contribution of any single causal factor to the observed effects.

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... be a large difference between the number of insect in a dark side and the number in a bright side of the chamber.” Which one could be the three confounding variables? A - Varying humidity across the chamber B - The orientation of the chamber C - The age of the insects D - The non-reflective ...

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by zak
Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology urgent need help?
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Mendel's law

Guys i need some help in answering the following two question. 1. what confounding problems could have occurred if Mendel had chosen another plant with exposed male and female structures. 2. provide six genetic occurrences under which Mendel's laws/results ...

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by frankndalama
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mendel's law
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Why did my Streptococci not grow on my PEA agar?

... should grow, there are little to no data on mitis and the context in which one finds these bacteria would not be one that typically would have a confounding Gram negative presence that one would need or want to exclude. That your pneumo or mitis isolate grew poorly is not that surprising and ...

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why did my Streptococci not grow on my PEA agar?
Replies: 1
Views: 1420


... to the brain." ... "When left-handed women were compared with the other women, and the data were adjusted for a number of potentially confounding factors, lefties had a 40 percent higher risk of dying from any cause, a 70 percent higher risk of dying from cancer, and a 30 percent higher ...

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by biohazard
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Left-handers
Replies: 2
Views: 2455


... not see that humans are higher organisms than, say, pond scum? Do you see pond scum solving complex math problems or some of life's most confounding myteries?...can they build tall buildings or fly to the moon or land a spaceship on mars? Can they love others, get married, build a house, ...

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by supersport
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 36
Views: 23883
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