Tag Archive: ecosystems

Human pheromones: What should these idiots do next?

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Human pheromones: Where did we go wrong? What should we do next? Excerpt: …if we are to find human pheromones, we need to treat ourselves as if we were a newly discovered mammal, and use the rigorous chemical methods and…
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Science fiction, not theories, predicts facts

The past is not the key to the present

Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry Excerpt: The effect on the wings being moved seems to agitate the flies, as revealed by changes in their brain chemistry. Flies exposed to an electric field…
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RNA-mediated.com (topic descriptions)

The life cycle of an mRNA in a eukaryotic cell RNA is transcribed in the nucleus processing, it is transported to the cytoplasm and translated by the ribosome. Finally the mRNA is degraded

Another companion domain has been added to the ScentofEros.com; Pheromones.com, PerfumingtheMind.com collection Intro to topics/catagories at RNA-mediated.com Information that links physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics from ecological variation to ecological adaptations via RNA-mediated events, such as the de novo creation…
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Imagining that data historically supports evolutionary theory

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1) Arguments in the evo-devo debate: say it with flowers! Abstract excerpt: A key question in evolutionary developmental biology is how DNA sequence changes have directed the evolution of morphological diversity. The widely accepted view was that morphological changes resulted…
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Atoms to ecosystems: Evolutionary theory vs the coelacanth

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Biodiversity: Life ­– a status report “Species are disappearing quickly — but researchers are struggling to assess how bad the problem is.” I want to eliminate some of the researcher’s struggles, but a moderator at Nature has blocked all my…
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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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Thermodynamics of ecological adaptation

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Coevolutionary information, protein folding landscapes, and the thermodynamics of natural selection Excerpt:  “…maintaining the structural integrity of the folded state is an important constraint on evolution.” My comment: It will become more common for evolutionary theorists to misrepresent the link from…
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microRNAs and species relationships

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Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA. Amy Maxmen 28 July 2014 Excerpt 1:  “…some pieces of RNA are only expressed at particular…
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The quantum biology of consciousness

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Everything known about quantum biology “…suggests conscious experience is intrinsically connected to the fine-scale structure of space–time geometry, and that consciousness could be deeply related to the operation of the laws of the universe.” See for review: Consciousness in the universe:…
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Deficiencies prevent repair: Mutagens and Multivitamins

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Mutagens and Multivitamins Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet. By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2014…
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