Tag Archive: stability

Pheromones, GnRH, and early diagnosis

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Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Excerpt: Professor Perdita Barran, of the University of Manchester, aims to identify differences in chemicals present on the skin surface of people with Parkinson’s. Reported as: The amazing woman who can…
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An epigenetic trap (the prequel)

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See also: An epigenetic trap (the sequel) Excerpt: “Support for the link from one epigenetic trap to cell type differentiation was included in the molecular epigenetics section of our 1996 review, which detailed how RNA-mediated chromatin remodeling occurs.” My comment:…
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The anti-entropic force of “Nature”

Physics

Exploring the Epigenome A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks. By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015 Excerpt:  “All our cells have a copy of the same book, but they’re all reading…
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Physicists: Desperate Acts

Light induced conformer intercoversion of hydrogen bond

Participation on the FB group Thinking Allowed Original led to an invite by Ulla Mattfolk to participate on her secret group  Quantum Biology, coherence and decoherence. On January 22 at 11:45pm, discussion led me to ask whether biophotonic energy differences could be recognized by the photons at…
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Science idiots continue their killing spree

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Bat-filled tree source of Ebola epidemic? Excerpt: “Ash around the tree contained DNA fragments matching the Angolan free-tailed bat, known to survive infections with Ebola.” My comment: “This was reported in one of my trade publications as: “… the current…
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Thermodynamic constraints and ecological adaptations sans evolution

Physics

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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Adaptive radiations vs pseudoscientific nonsense

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Rates of Dinosaur Body Mass Evolution Indicate 170 Million Years of Sustained Ecological Innovation on the Avian Stem Lineage Excerpt: ‘One possible explanation of how this diversity evolved is the “niche filling” model of adaptive radiation—under which evolutionary rates are…
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The balance of life: fighting for it

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Fighting Flu Researchers link host glucose metabolism with severity of influenza infection. By Abby Olena | December 15, 2013 Excerpt: Vast amounts of time and research dollars go into studying how the quickly mutating influenza virus works, anticipating which strains will be…
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