Microbes

Systems biology and memory disorders

neuronal-plasticity

Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program Reported as: Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders News Article Excerpt: (1) eliminating all simple carbohydrates, leading to a weight loss of 20…
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De novo gene Creation sans evolution of genes via mutations

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Where do genes come from? – Carl Zimmer The pseudoscientific nonsense touted in this video has been refuted by decades of experimental evidence. The experimental evidence links RNA-directed DNA methylation from nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to the de novo Creation…
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RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated events

Genetic code

Many colleagues and most of my antagonists seem to be unwilling to accept the fact that RNA-directed DNA methylation links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man. Lack…
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Pattern recognition from microbes to man

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  Commensal bacteria play a role in mating preference of Drosophila melanogaster Excerpt: “The major findings of this study are (i) diet-induced mating preference occurred in D. melanogaster after only one generation on different growth media and was maintained under…
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Yeast Genetics Meeting

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The “Yeast Genetics Meeting” starts 7/29/14 and presenters will establish the unequivocal fact that the epigenetic landscape is linked to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via the conserved molecular mechanisms…
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Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions

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Michael Skinner (video) 2014 Forum: Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Endocrine Disruptors on Reproduction and Disease The conserved molecular mechanisms of exposure-induced disease. A data-driven presentation that argues against the misrepresentations of evolutionary biology. See also: The natural history of transfer…
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Conserved molecular mechanisms: What is not clear?

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Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Myths and Mechanisms Heard and Martienssen (2014) Excerpt 1): “…small RNA signals are highly mobile, being transmitted through the gut in C. elegans, through the vasculature and plasmodesmata in plants, and through exosomes and even serum in…
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Reese Jones or Bonnie Bassler?

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“Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves. Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria…
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Variety is the spice of life….

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Variety is the spice of life… but diversity is controlled by natural selection and sexual selection for thermoregulation Article Excerpt: “As systems-level research, which integrates multiple types and levels of biological information, becomes more necessary to understand complex diseases, there…
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Conserved: pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution

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Margaret McFall-Ngai “Living in a Microbial World: Deciphering the Molecular Language of Partnership“ NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture 1/16/13 After an introduction by Francis Collins, author of “The Language of God” and the current director of the NIH, who led the…
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