Tag Archive: alternative splicings

Pheromones, GnRH, and early diagnosis

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Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Excerpt: Professor Perdita Barran, of the University of Manchester, aims to identify differences in chemicals present on the skin surface of people with Parkinson’s. Reported as: The amazing woman who can…
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Nutritional epigenetics, exercise, and immune system integrity

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Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed Summary: Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes,…
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Intelligent viruses and cancers?

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The Very Intelligent Ebola Virus Takes Front and Center Excerpt 1) “Ebola doesn’t enter the nucleus. It uses the cell’s machinery of ribosomes and transfer RNA to make proteins from the viral messengerRNA.” Excerpt 2) “Normally, mechanisms inside the nucleus…
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Genomic surveillance ends our world of RNA-mediated ecological adaptations

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Why is this woman smiling? 1) Identifying Recent Adaptations in Large-Scale Genomic Data Senior author: Sabeti with co-author Rinn Excerpt: “As natural selection can only act on mutations that drive phenotypic variation…”. 2) Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and…
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Genotype, observed phenotype, and distinctly disordered behaviors

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Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders September 15, 2014 By Jim Dryden News article excerpt: “Genes don’t operate by themselves,” said C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, one of the study’s senior investigators. “They function in concert…
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RNA-mediated ecological adaptation is not evolution

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Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China. By Molly Sharlach | September 12, 2014 Excerpt 1): “The fossils suggest that the slender animals spent time in trees, and had…
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Exploding genomes and chromosomal rearrangements via RNA-mediated events

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Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes This is an open access article reported as: Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangements Excerpt: The number of chromosomal rearrangements in the gibbons is remarkable, Rogers…
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Behavior (2): All responses are RNA-mediated not genetically-determined

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Diana Maria Petrosanu also asked: “who was the author of the article that had stolen your ideas?“ I cannot recall claiming that anyone had stolen our ideas or my ideas. See: Behavior: The first response is RNA-mediated not genetically-determined. In…
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A relatively young branch of science called epigenetics

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Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game New research claims that environmental factors affect not just an individual’s genes but those of their offspring too. Diabetes, obesity – even certain phobias – may all be influenced by the behaviour of…
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Indirect genetic effects (IGEs), associative effects and extended phenotypes

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  Beyond the Blueprint In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems. By Mark A. Genung, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, and Joseph K. Bailey | September…
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