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Origin: cf. F. Factorerie.

1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. The Company's factory at Madras.

2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

(Science: medicine) factory leg, a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.

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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... it is utterly on the mercy of the signals from its environment, its actions to each stimulus can be predicted and in all ways it works like a tiny factory, albeit a biological one. The neuron is just like any cell in this regard, it functions solely based on its interaction with its environment. ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
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What are some reasons that prove adaptations are not designe

... a goal-oriented mindset. As Robert Full put it, roughly, "Imagine if someone told you you had to build a car, then, inside that car, put a factory that makes more cars [sic]." http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_full_on_engineering_and_evolution.html The arguments presented in this thread ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What are some reasons that prove adaptations are not designe
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Views: 8443

Disease that target genes? Host affected or offspring only?

Viruses insert proviruses into cells. The provirus is the genetic code for that virus. This is how a virus can turn a cell into a virus factory. However, some proviruses can remain latent, so an infected cell will pass on that provirus with the rest of its DNA when it divides. But even latent ...

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by wildfunguy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Disease that target genes? Host affected or offspring only?
Replies: 2
Views: 4424

PCR from cDNA question

... gene in the species (ubiquitin), no bands. the regions of these gene i am amplifying are all 2kb, cycler conditions and PCR rxn mix followed factory recommended protocols. In all cases the primers, enzymes (Advantage 2 from Clontech) and other reagents were tested and they work fine with ...

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by vastgenome
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: PCR from cDNA question
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Views: 4091

glass cuvette cleaning

Dear all, I know my subsequent question is not really connected with biology, but i guess you people work with it a lot, so you might know. Our factory is having a new device called bench top turbiditymeter. This instrument use glass cuvette to contain sample. the manual said that the cuvette ...

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by adihutama
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: glass cuvette cleaning
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