Health and Fitness

Different physical locations and different molecular mechanisms of health and disease

thinking forbidden

Reappraisal of known malaria resistance loci in a large multicenter study Abstract excerpt: “The finding that G6PD deficiency has opposing effects on different fatal complications of P. falciparum infection indicates that the evolutionary origins of this common human genetic disorder…
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Metabolism, fixation, health or neurodegerative disorder

neuronal-plasticity

“Shown is the location of the conserved regions encoding for the N-terminal chromo domain and the C-terminal MYST functional domain. An arrow denotes the position site of amino acid substitution E431Q.” Microarray Analysis Uncovers a Role for Tip60 in Nervous…
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A molecular visualizer of worthwhile molecular biology

Genetic code

Ruben Gonzalez Jr.: Molecular Visualizer Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. Age 42 By Jef Akst | September 1, 2014 Excerpt: “Much of his group’s current work involves extending discoveries about translation in E….
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Is the problem an internet echo or Feierman’s ethics?

human-brain

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in cold water fatty fish… On 9/19/13, I posted here and to the evolutionary psychology yahoo group  (msg #152240) on the link between Aquatic Ape Theory, dietary DHA, my…
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Small RNAs and nutritional epigenetics (serious humor)

Serbian government honored me by putting me on their 20 recently In the context of nutritional epigenetics and “fitness,” small RNAs are clearly the drivers of ecological adaptations, which are globally manifested in affects on behavior associated with purchasing power….
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Cosmos: no facts; just theory

terrarium eco system

Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’ By Travis Gettys Friday, March 21, 2014 14:10 EDT Excerpt: “Tyson recently said science reporting should not be balanced with nonscientific claims, so that seems unlikely he would…
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Targeting a cancer gene

human-evolution

‘Undruggable’ mutation meets its match: Six-year effort yields first drug to target important cancer gene See also: Drug discovery: Pocket of opportunity[subscription required] Excerpt: “.,.the non-mutated protein is the beating heart of cell signalling, but mutated versions are the villainous…
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The smell of cancer

What Does Cancer Smell Like? By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Published: November 19, 2013 Excerpt:  Diseases can subtly alter people’s fragrance. In the normal course of metabolism, thousands of waste products are swept out in our breath, blood and urine, or simply…
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