Tag Archive: hormones

Forces of “Nature” (part 3)

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Straight up, with a twist: New model derives homochirality from basic life requirements Excerpt:  In every living thing on Earth, all amino acids are left-handed, and all sugars are right-handed. Glycine is an achiral amino acid. It is the only…
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In humans, smell is also the dominant sense

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Perfume could be the riskiest gift you’ll ever buy February 13 2015 by 1) S Craig Roberts: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Stirling 2) Caroline Allen: PhD Candidate 3) Kelly Cobey: Honourary Researcher (Psychology: Hormones and Behaviour) at University…
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Chemical ecology and RNA-mediated control of DNA loops

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DNA Loop-the-Loops A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells.By Kate Yandell | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “…many loops were conserved among cell types, and even between mice and humans. But others seemed…
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A model of MHC ‘evolution’

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Sexual selection and the evolutionary dynamics of the major histocompatibility complex Excerpt: “Here, we present the results of the first model of MHC evolution incorporating both survival and reproduction, modelling the combined effects of natural selection and MHC-based disassortative mating…
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Biologically-based EES cause vs the pseudoscientific nonsense of SET

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The EES expands what is recognized as causally relevant in the process of evolution (link opens pdf) www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.20356.1412604225!/suppinfoFile/514164a_s1.pdf Excerpt: “organisms inherit a wide variety of materials from their ancestors, including epigenetic marks, hormones, symbionts, learned knowledge and skills, and ecological…
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Systems biology and memory disorders

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Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program Reported as: Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders News Article Excerpt: (1) eliminating all simple carbohydrates, leading to a weight loss of 20…
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Ray and Terry’s vitamins: DHEA

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Welcome to Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman’s Health Products Excerpt: “The most abundant steroid hormone in the human body-DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone-is primarily produced by the adrenal glands and eventually converted into male and female hormones (androgens and estrogens) by your…
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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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Non-evolutionary facts predict ovulatory shifts

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Round 2: Ovulatory Cycles and Shifting Preferences Excerpt: “…ovulatory shifts are intriguing because they represent an original prediction of evolutionary theory, but are not predicted by non-evolutionary theoretical frameworks.” My comment: The shifts do not represent an original prediction of…
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An evolving view eliminates evolutionary theory

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An evolving view of epigenetic complexity in the brain Abstract (with my emphasis): Recent scientific advances have revolutionized our understanding of classical epigenetic mechanisms and the broader landscape of molecular interactions and cellular functions that are inextricably linked to these…
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