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Michael Miller

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My educational history is one of academic excellence. 12 A/A*s at GCSE, 5A*/As at A-Level and a BSc Honours in Medical Science. I am currently undertaking my combined MBBS and PhD (MBPhD) at University College London. My teaching style is simply an extension of my pupils' learning style; it must be dynamic enough to cope with their evolving needs, varied enough to maintain my pupil's attention, and stimulating enough to engage their imagination. I believe that learning should be an immersive and exciting experience, not merely a chore that one is forced to do.

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Asked by James

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What is the primary function of the pituitary gland?
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Straight A/A* Student from GCSEs to Alevels

The pituitary gland is a part of your endocrine system. Its main function is to secrete hormones into your bloodstream.

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How many chromosomes does a human sex cell have?
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In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in bot...Learn more

Asked by Tim

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What if protein++ comes in urine?Are there any chances of future serious damage?Why does this occur?
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Heavy proteinuria usually indicates glomerular disease. The glomerulus is the proximal part of the nephron and is the main filtration unit in the...Learn more

Asked by James

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What happens to a tadpole after about 70 days of life?
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At 70 days the tadpole looks like a tiny frog with a very long tail and very short forelimbs. The tadpole will start the process of becoming a frog ...Learn more

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Do protists represent a group of organisms that share common adaptations and ancestry as suggested by inclusion in a single kingdom?
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Protista is the most diversified kingdom but one thing is common about them: they are all descendants of first eukaryotic life that appeared on eart...Learn more

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Where do antibodies come from and what function do they have?
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To clarify some terms: - Pathogen is a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease - Antigen is a specific molecule present on...Learn more

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How does alcohol affect the brain?
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This is a great question, but a very complex one! There are many short-term and long-term effects of alcohol on the brain. Primarily, alcohol is ...Learn more

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Discuss the role of abiotic factors in living organisms?
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Abiotic factors are the non-living parts of an organism's environment, such as water, sunlight, oxygen, soil and temperature. All living organisms r...Learn more

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Why does an obstruction in the proximal convoluted tubule decrease glomerular filtration rate?
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An obstruction in the proximal convoluted tubule decreases glomerular filtration rate because: A) Blood hydrostatic pressure in the glomerulus d...Learn more

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What causes blood to flow through the heart?
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Blood enters the heart through two large veins, the inferior and superior vena cava, emptying oxygen-poor blood from the body into the right atrium....Learn more

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What entities were formed by endosymbiosis?
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Eukaryotic cells, the type all animals on Earth today are composed of, evolved from earlier Prokaryotic cells by endosymbiosis.

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How does the autonomic nervous system function in the maintenance of homeostasis?
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Autonomic nervous system (ANS) is made of motor nerves travelling from CNS to PNS. All actions of ANS are involuntary and help in maintaining a stab...Learn more

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Briefly, explain the effect of pregnancy on the menstrual cycle?
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The menstrual cycle stops during pregnancy! After fertilisation, progesterone maintains the lining of the uterus, leading to no cycles, as the uteri...Learn more

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What are stem cell transplants used for?
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Stem cell transplants are modern techniques used to replace bone marrow that has been destroyed by cancer or by the chemo and/or radiation used to t...Learn more

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If cattle egrets removed ticks from Cape buffalo, would their relationship still be considered commensalism?
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No. It would be mutualism. Usually, cattle egrets follow herds of large hoofed mammals (ungulates, such as cattle, buffalo, etc...). They eat the...Learn more

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What is a cell body?
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The cell body, also called the soma, is the spherical part of the neuron that contains the nucleus. The cell body connects to the dendrites, which b...Learn more

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What is significance of meiosis?
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The significance of meiosis are as follows: Formation of gametes βˆ’ Meiosis form gametes that are essential for sexual reproduction. Genetic i...Learn more

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What are open cavities in the skull called? What is the name of the sacs surrounding the body's movable joints?
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Sinuses. Bursa. Sinus or antrum is a cavity within a bone. Para-nasal sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the bones of the skul...Learn more

Asked by Tim

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What is the class and phylum of human? What are other major classes in the same phylum? Enlist few distinguishing features of all these classes?
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Humans are included in class Mammalia, phylum Chordata. Other classes under Phylum Chordata include Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Osteichthyes, Chon...Learn more

Asked by Max

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In the phospholipid bilayer, what do the peripheral and integral protein do?
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Hi Max! Integral proteins have many functions and act as: channels, carriers, and receptors. Peripheral proteins usually act as cell surface mark...Learn more

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What characteristics are common to fish?
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1. All fish are cold-blooded 2. Fins are common to all fish and help propel them through water 3. All fish have a swim bladder which allows them t...Learn more

Asked by Sarah

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How would you compare the reproductive patterns of monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals?
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Well evolved creatures can be by and largely arranged into three general gatherings: egg-laying monotremes, marsupials, and placentals. A marsupial ...Learn more

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Which of the following isn't evidence that supports the endosymbiont theory?- Mitochondria and chloroplast have exterior structures similar to bacterial cell walls- The gene expression processes in these organelles are similar to the bacterial processes?
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The DNA molecules found in mitochondria and chloroplasts are small and circular, much like the DNA of a typical bacterium. There are usually many co...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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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