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mimic spasm

(Science: neurology) A repetitive spasmodic movement of the eyes or facial muscles. May also involve the neck or shoulders.

tics are most common in children. The cause is unknown but may be linked to stress. Tics are more common in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disease. Most tics require no treatment and resolve on their own with patient education.

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... viruses would group up and attach via their tail fibers in order to change their density from gelatinous to a more elastic substance that mimics muscle tissue...which I'm not even sure is possible. Basically, on the micro scale you would have each individual virus grappling one another ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... cell's corresponding growth factor receptor or not. One obvious approach the drug developer could take would be to design a type H drug which mimics a growth factor receptor's shape and thus will selectively bind to the corresponding growth factor. If there is a lot more of the type H drug ...

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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: 19590

Are predators always smarter than their prey?

You see, and yet there are big cats which hunt monkeys. The ability to hunt is not based on intelligence, but on your senses, speed, mimics etc.

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by JackBean
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 15812

Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan

... Firstly, do I understand that right? Secondly, does anyone know any other examples? Finally - my main question - how do we know which snake mimics which snake and that it isn't the other way round, or is this 'type' of mimicry merely a theory? Thanks in advance for any responses.

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by nicholasetew
Mon May 28, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan
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Views: 3569

Re: Camouflage in nature

JackBean.... Say I have 10 hypothetical bugs. 9 of them are poisonous and 1 of them is not poisonous but mimics a bunch of characteristics (colors, patterns, shape, behavior, etc…) of 1 of the 9 poisonous bugs (a wasp, for example) for its protection. How the development of ...

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by Nick7
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 16643
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