Tag Archive: pheromone-controlled

Biological energy and a microbiome model of a light-driven time machine

I am not quite finished with this blog post, but will update it after posting to protect against piracy of the concept. Experimental simulation of closed timelike curves Abstract excerpt: The study of these systems therefore provides valuable insight into…
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Quantum Superpositions: let there be light

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Ideal Negative Measurements in Quantum Walks Disprove Theories Based on Classical Trajectories Reported as: Atoms can be in two places at the same time Excerpt: “This is not yet a proof that quantum mechanics hold for large objects,” cautions Alberti….
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Are viruses microRNAs? (2)

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The role of microRNAs in cell type differentiation can be compared in the context of the role of viruses and mutations that cause cancer. Facts provide a basis for explaining the biological basis of epigenetically-effected cell type differentiation in species…
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Sneaking up from behind

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I’ve been busy following the current research and attempting to discuss it, which led me to not finish this blog post. I started writing it last week. Since then, as I had anticipated, others have tried to sneak up from…
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Beneficial microbes kill beneficial mutations

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Microbiology: Here’s looking at you, squid Margaret McFall-Ngai has dissected the relationship between a beautiful squid and its live-in bacteria — and found lessons for microbiome research on the way. Ed Yong 14 January 2015 Excerpt: “We now know that…
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Constrained evolution is ecological adaptation

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See also: Unconstrained evolutionary innovability Ideas that evolution is not constrained can be compared to experimental evidence of biophysically constrained ecological adaptations. The most recent relevant open access published work from the Jakobsson lab is: TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous…
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A single amino acid substitution differentiates cell types of E. coli

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Rare amino acid influences E. coli infection Excerpt: “They found that E. coli O157 is unable to attach itself to host tissue in high concentrations of D-Serine. Other strains, such as those that cause meningitis, thrive in the presence of…
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Unconstrained evolutionary innovability

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The Strange Inevitability of Evolution by Philip Ball Excerpt 1)  Natural selection supplies an incredibly powerful way of pruning variation into effective solutions to the challenges of the environment. But it can’t explain where all that variation came from. As…
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Mutagenesis: Replacing facts with theories

Physics

Never mind the selfish gene – ribosomes are the missing link Excerpt: “All cells share three organelles, or internal structures, besides gene-containing chromosomes: ribosomes which contain the machinery for translating genetic information into the proteins that perform the cell’s work;…
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ISHE’s human ethology group

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On January 7, 2015, the moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology yahoo group posted this notice to the group. RNA-mediated epigenetic regulation of gene expression D Holoch, D Moazed – Nature Reviews Genetics, 2015 Diverse classes of RNA, ranging from small to…
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