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The manner of combination of parts, processes, etc., which subserve a common function.

Origin: Gr. Mechan = machine

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improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats

... is effective in inducing an improvement in glucose tolerance in lean diabetic rats without affecting weight and food intake. The possible mechanism underlying the early improvement of diabetes after bariatric surgery may be due to the action of the terminal ileum through an insulin-independent ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Meiosis prophase I crossover

... Question: Due to the multiple layers of winding, how can parts of the chromosome break evenly? Is it possible that the winding mechanism provides chiasma (break) points in advance? Like “tear along this line”? Perhaps a chromosome has many segments of multiple wound layers (B ...

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by gs99
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Meiosis prophase I crossover
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Views: 76

Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... change of view could be death. We have the same brain today. Visual motion triggers an acute stress response. This response is a 'survival mechanism' which is given priority over the rest of the body functions. The emotions are tied into this response. Studies tie Television watching to ...

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by wript
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 32853

Diffusion and concentration gradient

Thanks for your reply, but there is no mention of any such mechanism at alveoli level, the exchanges there seem to be completely passive. Would you have any references about 'non-passive' exchanges in the alveoli? I have never heard of that and my course ...

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by Aymeric
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
Replies: 7
Views: 2494

Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... fire anyway. Or am I missing something here, can you really ignite things with a hot water radiator? I am not aware of any neural short-circuit mechanism that could cause fire, because a) the energies in the nervous system are so small that you probably could not ignite even gasoline with that ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1970
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