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I have 10 years experience in healthcare (with ocular surgery and bone marrow transplants) and now have a role within Learning and Development. I am really passionate about the human body and how we all work and excited to share my knowledge with you.

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London South Bank University

Forensic Science (Postgraduate Diploma) - Pass (2009 - 2009)

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University of Otago

Anatomy and Structural Biology BSc - 2:1 (2005 - 2007)

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Asked by James

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What are structure and function of alveoli?
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Alveoli are tiny sacs found in the lungs of mammals to help with rapid gas exchange (breathing). Alveoli actually comes from the Latin for little ca...Learn more

Asked by James

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What is the structure and function of the compact bone?
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Cortical bone is the dense part of the bone structure that has tiny holes for osteocytes (bone cells) and accounts for 80% of our skeleton. The co...Learn more

Asked by Micheal

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What is heart disease? What is the primary cause of heart disease and what symptoms does it typically produce?
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The heart is the pump that enables oxygenated blood to travel around the body and is vital to our existence and survival. Coronary Heart Disease is...Learn more

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Would the build-up of mucus, for CF patients, on airways increase diffusion distance significantly that it reduces rate of diffusion?
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With CF patients, they lack the water layer of the mucus in the lungs, making their mucus quite concentrated and sticky. This is because they lack t...Learn more

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How is carbon-14 is produced in the upper atmosphere?
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When cosmic rays from the sun hit the atmosphere, they may collide with an atom in the atmosphere, creating a secondary cosmic ray in the form of an...Learn more

Asked by Richard

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How many parts is the human brain divided into? Is one of the parts the hind brain?
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The human brain is divided into three parts: the brainstem, the cerebellum, and the cerebrum. The brainstem is the posterior part of the brain whi...Learn more

Asked by Max

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How does the skeletal system change as we grow?
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Bone is densely packed with flexible collagen fibres, hardened by calcium and phosphorus. They are built to withstand great stress, but they don't a...Learn more

Asked by Max

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Are linked genes the ones that are linked with genes on the same chromosome or with genes on the homologous chromosome?
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Genes are physical structures related by physical distance and during meiosis development of the haploid cells, and the nearer two genes are on a ch...Learn more

Asked by Jeniffer

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Which connective tissue composes the dermis of the skin?
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The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and underneath that sits the dermis. The dermis is linked to the epidermis via the basement membrane w...Learn more

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Why was Kristalnacht so significant?
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Kristallnacht was the β€˜Night of Broken Glass’ as Nazi party paramilitary forces and civilians destroyed Jewish businesses and synagogues in November...Learn more

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What are the three meninges of the brain?
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The meninges are three layers of protective tissue called the dura mater, arachnoid mater, and pia mater. The dura mater is the most superior/outer...Learn more

Asked by Jake

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What is a eukaryote ?
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A eukaryote is a cell (can also be a single cell organism) that has a membrane bound nucleus, organelles (little organs) and linear chromosomes (com...Learn more

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What is the placebo effect ?
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The placebo effect is generally known as a beneficial effect usually from a drug or treatment which cannot be attributed to that treatment but rathe...Learn more