Tag Archive: odor receptors

International Pest Management (IPM) and pathology

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IPM Pheromones Market Is Forecasted To Be Worth $2.45 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. Posted: May 27, 2015 10:19 AM EST Updated: May 27, 2015 6:49 PM EST Excerpt: Sex pheromones were widely used in mating disruption techniques…
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Olfaction, ecology, and intelligence

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“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete comprehensive understanding of odor. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all…
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Modeling conserved microRNA expression

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Insects as models to study the epigenetic basis of disease Excerpt: “…selected insects can be used as models for human diseases with an epigenetic component because the underlying molecular mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone acetylation and the expression of microRNAs) are…
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An epigenetic trap (the sequel)

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I will post this “sequel” before the “prequel” about light-induced amino acid substitutions because more attempts are being made to deny that the fact my colleagues and I detailed how epigenetic traps links the morphology and behavior of species from…
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No understanding of biodiversity

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No single explanation for biodiversity in Madagascar Excerpt: “The study is part of a larger body of research aimed at identifying the climate, geology and other features of the environment that help bring new species of plants and animals into…
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Quantum physics meets Evolutionary Psychology News

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Capturing the motion of a single molecule in real time as it oscillates from one quantum state to another September 18, 2014 Excerpt: “It also moves researchers a step closer to viewing the molecular world in action — being able…
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Sensing and secreting: Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’

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Combinatorial Communication in Bacteria: Implications for the Origins of Linguistic Generativity Excerpt: “…in order to understand the evolutionary origins of human communication and language, the most insightful comparisons will be with the cognitive mechanisms that make ostensive and hence linguistic communication…
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Social experiences epigenetically effect gene networks

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Networks of Genes Respond to Social Experiences October 13, 2013, from Searching for the Mind with Jon Lieff, M.D. Excerpt 1: “The gene networks of social experience are consistent through many animals.” My comment: Not just many animals; the gene…
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From cells to society (sans mutations)

The human brain—from cells to society Stephane Berghmans, Eva Hoogland, and Iain Patten Excerpt: “If we are to make practical use of scientific concepts, we must understand the sociocultural context in which they are received and understood.” My comment: The…
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Understanding the role of mutations and evolution

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On  Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 10:21 am,  Clarence ‘Sonny’ Williams wrote: “As for mutations, some members of this group might have a misunderstanding regarding the role of mutations and evolution.  A review of college textbooks on evolution reveal this: Mutations are any…
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