Tag Archive: species-specific

Finding it and Perfuming the Mind


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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Rejecting what is known about viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs

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Of Cells and Limits Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement. By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2015…
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Dual genomes: exposing the evolution industry

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Multiple haplotype-resolved genomes reveal population patterns of gene and protein diplotypes Excerpt: “The CDP showed a significant overrepresentation of certain gene ontology (GO) groups (global tests Po0.001–0.009), using the programme FUNC23 (Methods). These groups included GPCRs, in particular olfactory receptors…
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Thermodynamic constraints and ecological adaptations sans evolution


Relationship between protein thermodynamic constraints and variation of evolutionary rates among sites Excerpt: “…a two-variable model that combines stability and stress signi ficantly improves predictions. Therefore, both the overall stability [symbol] and the stress [symbol] seem to capture distinct thermodynamic constraints on…
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Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb)


Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb) link ecological variation to ecological adaptations via a model of gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system complexity that I first presented in 1992. After adding gene activation by pheromones, I co-authored a book that linked the pheromone-controlled physiology…
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Behavior (3): All responses are RNA-mediated in bees


See: Honey bees as a model for understanding mechanisms of life history transitions. Excerpt: “In this review we discuss the physiological and genetic mechanisms of this behavioral transition, which include large scale changes in hormonal activity, metabolism, flight ability, circadian rhythms,…
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Yeast Genetics Meeting

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The “Yeast Genetics Meeting” starts 7/29/14 and presenters will establish the unequivocal fact that the epigenetic landscape is linked to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via the conserved molecular mechanisms…
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Creation of genes: The holy grail of evolutionary biology

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Introduction: “Deciphering the genetic mechanisms that operated during the past 650 Myr of animal evolution to create the seemingly infinite variety of animals that populate our planet has been one of the holy grails in biology.” The question arises: “How…
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The smell of cancer

What Does Cancer Smell Like? By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Published: November 19, 2013 Excerpt:  Diseases can subtly alter people’s fragrance. In the normal course of metabolism, thousands of waste products are swept out in our breath, blood and urine, or simply…
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Similarities spur a radical rewrite of human evolution

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Hominid Skull Spurs Radical Rewrite of Human Evolution By Gemma Tarlach October 17, 2013 1:00 pm Excerpt: “…variations between the skull and those of other early hominids found at the site are no more significant than differences among modern humans,…
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