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Amanda Mills

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Hi, I'm Amanda

I recently graduated from LSE and hold an Executive MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy. During my studies, I served as the Head of the Foreign Policy Committee in the LSE Policy Society. I am also a Pharmacist and hold an MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a focus on Security and Diplomacy. I have worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Dafna Golan-Agnon in the Minerva Human Rights Fellowship program and with Dr. Sigal Horovitz in the Program for Transitional Justice at the Minerva Center for Human Rights. In 2014-15 I took a key role in facilitating the 'Ridgefield Group' which wrote and published the vision document of a shared society model in Israel, an initiative of the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Asked by Sarah

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When is DNA copied?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Within eukaryotes, DNA replication is controlled within the context of the cell cycle. As the cell grows and divides, it progresses through stages i...Learn more

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What 7 bones of the body are not connected to the skeletal system?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The one bone in the neck (Hyoid) and 6 bones in two ears (Malleus, Incus and Stapes) make seven bones, which are not connected to the skeletal syste...Learn more

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How does geographic isolation contribute to evolution?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The geographic isolation of a group of organisms eventually stops gene flow from other groups of same species. Thus isolated group evolves by accumu...Learn more

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What does the Hardy-Weinberg equation predict?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Hardy Weinberg equation does not predict: it helps us to derive allele frequencies of a particular gene within a population

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What two kingdoms was kingdom Monera separated into?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Carl Woese floated an idea of three-domain system of classification in biology. He decided to divide cellular forms of life in three domains: Archae...Learn more

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How traditional is the medicine course at Cambridge?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Oxbridge and St Andrews are known to be fully traditional schools for Medicine.

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What is allosteric inhibitor?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

A non-competitive inhibitor which attaches to the enzyme at allosteric site i.e any place on enzyme except active site is called allosteric inhibito...Learn more

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Is the epidermis continuously being replaced through cell reproduction involving meiosis?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

No, it is actually mitosis by which new cells are created by the germinative region of the epidermis.

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Define the following in relations to each other?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Phylum Class Order Family Genus Most of the words mentioned above were proposed to create a hierarchy for biological classification by Swedis...Learn more

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Genetic material DNA is contained in our chromosomes. What is the most important role of these chromosomes?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The role of chromosomes in heredity was suggested independently by Sutton and Bover in 1902. This and various other functions of chromosomes may be ...Learn more

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How would you compare and contrast the rod cells and the cone cells in the retina of the human eye?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Both rods and cones are photoreceptor cells but rods are responsible for black and white vision while cones are responsible for colour vision. Bot...Learn more

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What causes muscles to contract?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

A single motor neuron is able to innervate multiple muscle fibers, thereby causing the fibers to contract at the same time. Once innervated, the pro...Learn more

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What does the epidermis do?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The primary function of the Epidermis is to act as a protective boundary with the outside environment and to reduce the risk of desiccation (drying ...Learn more

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How does the integumentary system help prevent dehydration?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The integumentary system provides a waterproof layer to keep water inside the body. The integumentary system consists of the skin, hair, nails, g...Learn more

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What are the differences between meiosis I and meiosis II?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Answer: In meiosis I, homologous chromosomes separate, while in meiosis II, sister chromatids separate. Meiosis II produces 4 haploid daughter c...Learn more

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How does trp operon regulate tryptophan levels?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Hi! This is a pretty complex process that you'd need to see drawn out, rather than written. Have a look at this video and it should help! Trp op...Learn more

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What is the pathway a uric acid molecule takes from a glomerulus to the urethra?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

In the nephron: Glomerulus β†’ Bowman's capsule β†’ proximal convoluted tubule β†’ descending loop of Henle β†’ ascending loop of Henle β†’ distal convoluted...Learn more

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How do you use the Hardy-Weinberg principle?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The Hardy-Weinberg principle states that allele and genotype frequencies in a population will remain constant from generation to generation in the a...Learn more

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How are the reptilians different from amphibians?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Reptiles have skin covered with scales, breathe air through lungs, and lay hard-shelled eggs on land. Examples of reptiles are: alligators, crocodil...Learn more

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What happens during the Calvin-Benson cycle, or dark reaction?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The Calvin-Benson cycle, also called the Calvin cycle, is performed by plants as part of photosynthesis. However, it is known as a dark reaction bec...Learn more

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What is an infarct of right and left parietal lobes of brain?
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Amanda Mills

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Infarct simply means an area of dead tissue resulting from a lack/disruption of blood supply. In this case, an infarct in the parietal lobes of ...Learn more

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Are white blood cells specialized cells?
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White blood cells (leukocytes), unlike red cells, are nucleated and independently motile. Highly differentiated for their specialized functions, the...Learn more

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Where are the major arteries in your ears? If you puncture a major artery when you pierce your ear, will you die?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The major blood supply to the ear comes from the deep, anterior, and posterior auricular arteries.

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How does the ear convert sound waves in the air to pressure waves of the fluid in the cochlea?
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As the sound waves reach ear drum/tympanum, the membrane eardrum starts mechanical vibration. The eardrum is attached to an ear ossicle, latter i...Learn more

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What is the general term for a condition where the chromosome number is not a multiple of a complete set?
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When a complete set (genome) of chromosome is added or subtracted the condition is called Euploidy. When there is addition or deletion of a single m...Learn more

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What happens two weeks after ovulation?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

If fertilization occurs after ovulation, HCG levels will start to increase and the uterine lining will not receive the signal to shed. Most women ar...Learn more

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Why did scientists place bacteria in their own kingdom, the Monera?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

With the discovery of the electron microscope, biologists realised that it did not make any sense to include the prokaryotic world of bacteria in ki...Learn more

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Which group of fish do scientists believe amphibians evolved from?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Lobe-finned bony fishes are ancestral stock from which amphibians evolved.

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What are the collagen fibres of the dermis produced by?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Fibroblast cells produce the collagen.

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How is a neuron adapted to perform its function?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

To acheive these functions, nerve cells have several adaptations. The axon, the long, thin part of the neurone along which the impulse passes, i...Learn more

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How is a hair is formed?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

You can read about hair growth here: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-the-hair

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A male person having genes for childhood polycystic kidney disease was married to a lady who was diagnosed as a carrier for colour-blindness. They had 3 children; if two of them were normal, calculate the chance of the 3rd children to suffer from these diseases?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

To answer this question, we'd need to know which genes were dominant or recessive for each condition and the status of each male and female, as well...Learn more

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How are phylogenetic trees read?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The foundation of the tree represents the ancestral lineage, and the recommendations of the branches represent the descendants of that ancestor. As ...Learn more

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How does cell division solve the problems of cell growth?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

the cellular has greater hassle shifting enough nutrients and wastes throughout the mobile membrane. answer: for the duration of cellular department...Learn more

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How to do trigonometry?
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MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Trigonometry ... is about triangles. Trigonometry encourages us to discover points and separates and is utilized a great deal in science, buildi...Learn more

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Why are excipients split and added during intra-granulation and extra-granulation of wet and dry granulation during tablet make?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Granulation, a procedure of molecule development by agglomeration, is a standout amongst the most huge unit activities in the generation of pharma...Learn more

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Why are excipients added during intra-granulation and extra-granulation during wet and dry granulation of tablet making?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

Granulation is the way toward the shaping of grains or granules from a fine or strong substance, creating a granular material. It is connected in ...Learn more

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In livestock nutrition, what nutrient is the most critical as related to availability and time?
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Amanda Mills

MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics

The utilization of sufficient, all around adjusted eating regimens can expand benefits – or limit misfortunes – in a bolstering program. A creatur...Learn more