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The psychological mechanisms used to control anxiety, e.g., rationalization, projection.

Origin: L. Defendo, to ward off

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Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... worse, these bacteria could start sending that response to the neighbouring cells. These would detect these cells and enter a state where their defenses were stronger, though their growth would be slower. I believe all of this makes sense, though a luminescent response implies a high energetic ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
Replies: 2
Views: 803

mutations and dependencies

... individuals may benefit from the defense mechanisms of resistant individuals, for example through allogrooming or the allotransfer of antimicrobial defenses."

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
Replies: 29
Views: 22015

biology help!!!!!!!!!!

... ability to take in food through phagocytosis. Perhaps because digestive machinery was not yet particularly efficient, or the prey had developed defenses against the predator's enzymes, some of the ingested organisms survived and continued living within the predator. This was absolutely mind ...

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by takuy12345
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology help!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 7089

Drug cocktail therapy

It does work, it just doesn't eliminate it. HIV isn't a superbug, it's just a virus that can eliminate your natural defenses against it.

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by Darby
Fri May 20, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Drug cocktail therapy
Replies: 5
Views: 2383


... effect. An organism is born with a set of genes to combat disease, parasites, predators, etc. (DPP). The DPP evolve to counteract these defenses. So its a genetic arms race, and the older an organism is, the more subject it is to newly evolved DPP.The organism species must keep evolving ...

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by Rap
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 23712
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