Tag Archive: species

Theoretical physics and molecular biology

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Astrophysical phenomenology meets pheromone-ology: Slugs that “eat light” Theoretical physics and molecular biology can be compared in the context of their explanatory power. For example (with my emphasis): Theoretical physics (2015): Firewall Phenomenology with Astrophysical Neutrinos Abstract: One of the…
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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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Extensive molecular evidence vs ridiculous theories

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Mosquito Genomes Galore Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research. By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014 Excerpt: “…mosquitoes are rapidly evolving, exhibiting high degrees of gene gains, losses, shuffling, and even…
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Intelligent viruses and cancers?

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The Very Intelligent Ebola Virus Takes Front and Center Excerpt 1) “Ebola doesn’t enter the nucleus. It uses the cell’s machinery of ribosomes and transfer RNA to make proteins from the viral messengerRNA.” Excerpt 2) “Normally, mechanisms inside the nucleus…
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De novo DNA methylation?

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Epigenomics and the control of fate, form and function in social insects Excerpt: “De novo DNA methylation is critical for developmental divergence of female larvae towards the honeybee worker caste and is progressive [49,51].” de novo is a Latin expression…
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Can science and evolution be reconciled?

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Biology Professor Tells Students: Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled Excerpt 1): “Biology is probably the one science where God’s creation is the most obvious and where evolutionary development makes the least sense.” That fact appears to support teaching the…
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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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RNA-mediated genetic engineering (Part 3)

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RCas9: A programmable RNA editing tool Excerpt: “The researchers envision a wide range of potential applications for RCas9. For example, an RCas9 tethered to a protein translation initiation factor and targeted to a specific mRNA could essentially act as a…
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Stem cell memory is biophysically constrained (2)

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If stem cell memory is biophysically constrained, by nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled amino acid substitutions, we can expect to find experimental evidence that conserved molecular mechanisms link the basic principles of nucleosome retention in plants to nucleosome retention in mouse and human…
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RNA-mediated species diversification from microbes to primates

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Mycobacteriophage-drived diversification of Mycobacterium abscessus Biology Direct (15 September 2014) OPEN ACCESS Excerpt (with my emphasis): “Widespread occurrence of phage sequences in almost all studied M. abscessus complex isolates suggests that the rate of prophage invasion is faster than the…
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