So I was recently faced with a serious health care decision, and the people advising me strongly disagreed with each other, which made me realize something: I don't know enough science to make well-reasoned decisions for myself and my family. Help me figure out a DIY way to make up the gaps. [more inside]
I'm trying a analyse a set of biological data for a research project and I'm having trouble finding the appropriate statistical tests to use. [more inside]
What open source medicine/biology related software should I get involved with? [more inside]
What are my options for acceptance into PhD programs for Neuroscience or Molecular Biology [more inside]
Help me find a career path or course of study that combines the topic I'm interested in (obesity and public health) with the methods I enjoy (applied math and computer science). [more inside]
Recommend me fascinating, intelligent and neutral reading regarding biology, biochemistry, or medicine. [more inside]
What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]
What are some in the field jobs that involve studying the environment seeking medical advances? A friend asked me the following question, and I looked around and was stumped by it. A couple basic things came to my attention, like tracking the spread of different illnesses in developing countries and passing out vaccines, but I hope I'm missing something. "What branch of biology encompasses the outdoor study of plants, animals, environments, and whatever else in order to find medical advancements? You see in movies people hunting in the amazon for weird plants in order to cure diseases. Is this a real profession? Could I really go to Africa to study a plague because the genetic information found within it could lead to a cure for cancer?"
Why can't vaccination encourage the evolution of viral potency?
How many sexes are there? [more inside]