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Doctor insights on: Human Endurance Running Evolution Hunting

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How are draft sequence and finished sequence in relation to human genome project different?

Incomplete versus : In 2000, the human genome project announced an assembled working draft of the sequence of the human genome. They assembled over lapping fragments covering 97% of the human genome. The draft was much more complete than they had expected--over 22.1 billion basis of raw sequence data totaling 7-fold sequence coverage. 24% was completely finished, and 50% in near finished or better form. ...Read more

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How could artificial selection help shape darwin's theory of evolution?

Origin of Species: Darwin began by observing the amazing impact of artificial selection over a short time. This is recorded in his book, and he then brought his observations on natural selection from nature. Although we did not discover the molecular mechanisms until the 20th century, the whole scientific world found him persuasive as far as he went in his own time. ...Read more

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Are bulk beings/ advanced beings guiding humanity into better future. Like in INTERSTELLAR MOVIE are these beings shaping our present n future.

Who knows?: You've posted this question on a network which provides health and medical information, but your question doesn't fall within that realm. A physician's training and experience would not qualify him or her to be any more knowledgeable about your question than anyone else. That said, I'm not aware of any objective data which is responsive to your question, and I think it's a matter of speculation. ...Read more

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Help please! is autism an evolutionary experiment, or human interference?

Help please! is autism an evolutionary experiment, or human interference?

Aspergers: Read this blog and think about the future... http://blog.southeastpsych.com/2012/02/21/the-asperger-mind-in-200-years-creating-the-super-human/. ...Read more

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Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace) ?

Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace) ?

Yes: Fartlek training is a very effective form of running that, when done properly, boosts strength, endurance and performance. Literally it means "speed play". It incorporates fast, medium, and slow running over a variety of distances depending on the terrain, how you feel, and what you are training for. This variable speed training is far more effective at boosting performance than continuous running. ...Read more

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I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

Natural supplements: are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more

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How does lactobacillus delbrueckii impact humans , the environment and/or industry ?

How does lactobacillus delbrueckii impact humans , the environment and/or industry ?

Yogurt bug: Homework question, right? It's one of several bacteria used to ferment milk sugar to produce yogurt and sour beer. It's promoted as helping people who are lactose intolerant -- I remain skeptical. ...Read more

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Pros of viral vectors in gene therapy?

Pros of viral vectors in gene therapy?

They work!: For gene therapy to work, material must be transported into cells, such as new genes to insert , or proteins that cleave (break apart) chains or delete genes. Since viruses are capable of entering cells (that is how they infect them) and are able to integrate their own genes into the dna inside the cell, they can be effective in gene therapy. But the virus must be or be made harmless first. ...Read more

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H is marathon runner. Initial sa showed 16.5mil/60%/9%. How can we improve his sperm count & morph w/o cutting back on running? Supplements? Diet?

H is marathon runner. Initial sa showed 16.5mil/60%/9%. How can we improve his sperm count & morph w/o cutting back on running? Supplements? Diet?

Vitamins maybe: There are certain vitamins that may be helpful for male fertility and many these are contained in special male fertility vitamins sold online. However, this analysis is abnormal but not that far off. The priority should be to evaluate the female partner. ...Read more

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Read about a LPR5 gene mutation family in science magazine,does new drug LP33401 increase bone width too or juz BMD in the mice experiment?

Read about a LPR5 gene mutation family in science magazine,does new drug LP33401 increase bone width too or juz BMD in the mice experiment?

Interesting question: When I searched for lp40331, I found it to be the part no. for a John Deere T-shirt. The leprosy susceptibility genetic loci are fascinating, however. Armauer Hanson discovered Mycobacterium leprae in Bergen, Norway in 1873. Genetic susceptibility to leprosy was long suspected by epidemiologists, and now confirmed, explaining why many family or tribe members are resistant. See OMIM.org %609888 ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Maybe not, because..: Because america's baby-boomers are aging, there is a great deal of research in alzheimer's dementia, and interesting ideas and findings pop up every year. If an article appeared 4 years ago, there should be more research results by now. If there are no research results from other scientists in other medical centers having the same results, then the original article's findings remain unproven. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ? Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Http://www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Question unclear: There are many forms of dementia with many causes. One of these is aids due to hiv, but this is usually towards the end of the illness. Not sure what you are asking. ...Read more

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To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals - which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.

To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals - which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.

Epigenetics is the: study of what factors turn genes on an off. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Lifestyle plays and major role. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Are there parasites one could acquire & spread to household members from working on pig farm? How about playing with crayfish?

Are there parasites one could acquire & spread to household members from working on pig farm? How about playing with crayfish?

Little if any risk: Animal parasites that can be harmful to humans once were common in hogs, cattle, etc -- but they are now extremely rare with modern farming methods. Probably no risk at all. I am unaware of any parasites carried by crayfish; probably no risk. ...Read more

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If humans evolved from apes.Why human body is not as strong as apes or chimpanzees?How to make our bodies(bones and muscles) stronger?

If humans evolved from apes.Why human body is not as strong as apes or chimpanzees?How to make our bodies(bones and muscles) stronger?

Apes/chimps: Humans are not apes or chimps! Yes, they are strong but would have little to do with you. At your age I strongly recommend you go to a nearby training program. You will be pleasantly surprised and let many of your friends know how good and straightforward it is. ...Read more

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I'm 41 y/o m, plays badminton 6 hour/wk, and light workout rest of the days, smokes 10 cigs/day; 75Kg,6.1Ft, HDL 62, LDL 140,tri 68. Is this healthy?

I'm 41 y/o m, plays badminton 6 hour/wk, and light workout rest of the days, smokes 10 cigs/day; 75Kg,6.1Ft, HDL 62, LDL 140,tri 68. Is this healthy?

No: quit tobacco. That would be the best thing you could do for yourself to mitigate your risk of heart, vascular and lung disease. Ofcourse, continue your exercise regimen as that is likely helping your HDL. Avoid saturated fats to bring your LDL lower. Additionally, lifetime risk of heart disease depends on family history. ...Read more

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Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?

Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?

Constant: Bacteria , viruses, and we are all constantly evolving to adapt to the environment likely through epigenetic actions on the genes. Thus HIV virus is not exception. ...Read more