Diseases & Disorders

Are viruses microRNAs?

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Evolution of Intelligent Viruses and Jumping Genes Conclusion: “…it is intelligent warfare between mobile genetic elements and the epigenetic responses of the cell that, most likely, determines evolution.” My comment: This conclusion appears to place biologically-based cause and effect into…
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Mute points: most are afraid to mention them

Physics

In discussion of anthropic theory and the fact that fundamental physical constraints underlie our life-enabling universe, Andrew Jones wrote: “Pathogenicity of E. coli 0157 has nothing to do with its temperature stability.” Like others who are biologically uninformed, Jones defies…
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Solving biology’s mysteries by learning about ecology and pseudoscience

Physics

All biological energy comes from the sun. See: Solving Biology’s Mysteries Using Quantum Mechanics Excerpt: “The holy grail is to find that quantum effects stimulate biological processes that are relevant to medicine,” says Al-Khalili. “Looking to the long term, if…
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Amino acid homeostasis for a Happy New Year!

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Works by Christ et al., continue to attest to the rejuvenating power of blood. For example, in the context of epigenetic pharmacology and regenerative medicine, one protein in the blood has been linked to health via nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions…
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Unified nutritional and molecular mechanisms

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Endogenous Hydrogen Sulfide Production Is Essential for Dietary Restriction Benefits Article image: Excerpt: “…unifying nutritional and molecular mechanisms remain elusive.” Reported as Molecular mechanism behind health benefits of dietary restriction identified Excerpt 1) “Dietary restriction is a type of intervention…
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Chemical ecology and RNA-mediated control of DNA loops

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DNA Loop-the-Loops A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells.By Kate Yandell | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “…many loops were conserved among cell types, and even between mice and humans. But others seemed…
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Single-cell level assay of protein biosynthesis and degradation

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High-throughput detection of miRNAs and gene-specific mRNA at the single-cell level by flow cytometry Excerpt: “We use this technique to show modulation of a microRNA critical for T-cell function, miR-155. We adapt this assay for simultaneous detection of mRNA and…
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Glycine and GnRH: Am I being pedantic?

Physics

Posted to the FB page on 12/3/14 at Skeptics; Atheists; Realists; Agnostics; Humanists Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox take part in Monty Python sketch – video Excerpt: “I think you are being pedantic.” My comment: Some people may think I am being pedantic. My…
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Dual genomes: exposing the evolution industry

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Multiple haplotype-resolved genomes reveal population patterns of gene and protein diplotypes Excerpt: “The CDP showed a significant overrepresentation of certain gene ontology (GO) groups (global tests Po0.001–0.009), using the programme FUNC23 (Methods). These groups included GPCRs, in particular olfactory receptors…
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