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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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Evolutionary psychology

... benefit from knowing that their emotions (especially emotions that push them toward destructive and self-destruction actions) are simply evolved mechanisms designed for a long-gone ancestral environment? Like outdated computer software that, with certain environmental cues, generates output that ...

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by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
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Views: 621

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... Animal behavior is also influenced by physiological mechanisms. Chemicals known as corticosteroids often become elevated in individuals during stressful conditions. Under these circumstances reproductive ...

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by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 14
Views: 8722

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... that talked about most mutations being harmful. Toward the end, I was attempting to argue that most random errors do cause problems, but cellular mechanisms correct those errors (or cause the resulting piece of DNA to be so broken that it isn't viable) so that by the time you are looking at phenotypes, ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 907149

G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/505473_7 The major mechanisms of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) involve disturbances of the gut microflora and the direct effects of antibiotics on the mucous membranes. The rates of diarrhea associated with ...

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by boron
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
Replies: 11
Views: 4100

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... much oblivious to the cell signalling pathways which type H drugs are designed to stimulate. Mechanism of action of type H drugs Specifically the mechanisms behind the cessation of general cell division which the type H drugs must target are those which usually control cellular division of cells. ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 10824
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