Tag Archive: chirality

Pheromones, GnRH, and early diagnosis

mindseyes

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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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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Forces of “Nature” limit dissemination of information

human-evolution

Force of nature gave life its asymmetry Excerpt: “In 2011, Meierhenrich and colleages showed4 that such light could transfer its handedness to amino acids. But even demonstrating how a common physical phenomenon would have favoured left-handed amino acids over right-handed…
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Gut microbes and integrative neuroscience

Physics

Diverse Microbes in Hunter-Gatherers’ Guts Modern hunter-gatherers have more diverse microbiota in their guts than do urban Europeans, but lack a few notable species. By Kerry Grens | April 16, 2014 Excerpt: Genetic diversity, rather than particular species, might be a more…
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Aerobic glycolysis and amino acid substitutions in the brain (sans mutations)

Genetic code

The complexity of how conserved molecular mechanisms enable ecological adaptations via nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions that differentiate cell types in individuals of all animal species remains beyond the grasp of evolutionary theorists. Their belief that mutations somehow cause species diversity…
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