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Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« on: 27/10/2014 16:36:03 »
Hi everybody! To celebrate the launch of our strategy game on the iOS App store on November 6th, we decided to run a biology related quiz!


For a chance to win a free copy of Gelluloid Pro, visit our Facebook page and press that Like button :) newbielink:https://www.facebook.com/gelluloid [nonactive]

If you can’t wait to see what the answer is, you can check out the interactive quiz here:
newbielink:https://www.facebook.com/gelluloid/app_363045557202682 [nonactive]

So today’s question is: Who discovered the cell?
Zacharias Janssen
Robert Hooke
Hans Lippershey

Answer below in the comments or in the interactive quiz!


 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #1 on: 28/10/2014 15:45:23 »
A day has passed which means that a new card has been revealed!

The answer to yesterday’s question was B: The first person to see a cell was Robert Hooke. He used a very primitive microscope, but when he looked at a cork under it, he observed cells for the first time.

Today’s question is: How many  blood cells does the human body  produce every second?

A) Ten
B) 130 000
C) 2 400 000
 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #2 on: 29/10/2014 15:46:52 »
Another day has passed which means that a new card has been revealed!

The answer to yesterday’s question was C: 2.4 million. Your body is constantly replacing old blood cells with new ones at the rate of about 2.4 million per second. By the time you finish reading this sentence 30 million of your cells will have died and been replaced by others.

Today’s question is: Which of the following cell types does not have a cell wall?
A) Chytridiomycota
B) Hematocyte
C) Mycoplasmas
 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #3 on: 30/10/2014 15:43:31 »
This was a tough one, wasn’t it? The answer was C: Mycoplasmas. Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics such as penicillin. They can be parasitic and several species are pathogenic in humans, including pneumoniae, which is an important cause of atypical pneumonia and other respiratory disorders.

A new card has been revealed!

Today’s question is: How fast does information travel inside your brain?
A) 268 mph
B) 671 mph
C) 20 mph
 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #4 on: 31/10/2014 15:41:34 »
The correct answer was A!

Fascinating, isn’t it... that information travels at such high speeds within our tiny brain.

268 mph is the speed at which signals travel along an alpha motor neuron in the spinal cord, the fastest such transmission in the human body. Sensory receptors in the skin, which lack the speed-boosting insulating layer called a myelin sheath, are among the slowest, at 1 mph.

A new card has been revealed!

How many types of cell division exist?
A) 1
B) 5
C) 2
 

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« Reply #5 on: 01/11/2014 18:40:18 »
The correct answer was C!

There are two types of cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis. Most of the time when people refer to “cell division,” they mean mitosis, the process of making new body cells. Meiosis is the type of cell division that creates egg and sperm cells.

A new card has been revealed!

What was Sir Godfrey Hounsfield awarded a Noble prize for?
A) Computed tomography.
B) Invention of penicillin.
C) X-ray device.

 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/11/2014 20:34:31 »


This was easy! A short search on Wikipedia would have done it smile The answer was C: Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in  Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography.

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The immune system is made up of:
A) Tissues
B) Organs
C) Cells
 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #7 on: 03/11/2014 15:54:50 »
Yes tissues and organs are made from cells, but the answer which fitted the question best is C: The immune system is the body's natural defense system that helps fight infections. It is made up of antibodies, white blood cells, and other chemicals and proteins that attack and destroy substances such as bacteria and viruses.

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Why do some animals hibernate?
A) to conserve energy
B) to build body fat
C) they are tired
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/11/2014 17:36:56 »
The correct answer was A) : Animals hibernate in order to conserve energy over the winter, when it is hard to find enough food to maintain the energy levels required to function. Their heart rate slows up to 10 beats per minute.

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What signal molecules do normal cells require in order to grow?
A) Growth factors
B) Growth inhibitors
C) mRNA
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/11/2014 19:02:23 »
Only one day left until Gelluloid Pro becomes available on the iOS App store!

The answer to the last question was A): A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Usually it is a protein or a steroid hormone. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes.

And now, the final question! What happens after a virus enters a cell?
A) it inserts itself into the host DNA
B) it divides
C) it begins making protein
 

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Re: Biology Quiz & Gelluloid Pro announced
« Reply #10 on: 08/11/2014 10:58:01 »
Dear friends, the quiz has come to an end! We’ve arrived at our final destination, the launch of Gelluloid Pro on the iOS App Store!

You can now get the game from here: newbielink:https://itunes.apple.com/app/id915702014 [nonactive]
The answer to the last question is: A) it inserts itself into the host DNA. A bacterial virus infects the cell by attaching fibers of its protein tail to a specific receptor site on the bacterial cell wall and then injecting the nucleic acid into the host, leaving the empty capsid outside.

Gelluloid Pro is a fun, engaging, brain melting, action strategy game for iOS.

What is it about?

It's a challenge!
A challenge to use your best tactics and strategy skills to conquer your opponent.
A challenge to squeeze your brain while moving your fingers feverishly across the screen to solve puzzles or to defend yourself against incoming viruses.

It's an addictive combination between the harvest, strategy and defense genres.
 

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