Tag Archive: flies

Finding it and Perfuming the Mind

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Microbes Effect on the Brain Excerpt: In flies with a particular microbe, they only want to mate with others who have that microbe. This occurs because of a smell from the microbe. In groups of hyenas, groups identify their social…
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Unified nutritional and molecular mechanisms

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Endogenous Hydrogen Sulfide Production Is Essential for Dietary Restriction Benefits Article image: Excerpt: “…unifying nutritional and molecular mechanisms remain elusive.” Reported as Molecular mechanism behind health benefits of dietary restriction identified Excerpt 1) “Dietary restriction is a type of intervention…
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Eliminating correlations from evolutionary ecology

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De novo creation of olfactory receptor genes clearly links food odors via amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation in mosquitoes, and in nematodes, flies, honeybees, etc. It would be surprising if cause and effect did not extend to vertebrates…
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More than a bag of chemicals?

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From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior (1996) Excerpt: “Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans…” My comment:…
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Outside-in mutation-initiated origins

Outside-In Origin For Your Teeth by Brian Switek as reported at http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com Excerpt: “As it turns out, however, the story of the first teeth isn’t so much inside-out as outside-in.” My comment: The subtle misrepresentation of cause and effect might…
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“Genes (are not) Activated by Sound!”

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Snap, Crackle, Pop: The ridiculous proposal that genes are activated by sound dissolves into the background noise of unintelligent and unrealistic expectations inspired by journalism for the masses