Virulence: Out of stock

Virulence: An Infectious Card Game This product is currently out of stock and is on backorder. For comparison, pre-orders of “Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game”  are being shipped this month, and the “board game” adds “depth” to what could already have been learned from the “card game.” I ordered two cases of “Cytosis.” Players start with the creation of energy and link ATP from the creation of RNA to the creation of all biophysically constrained life on Earth. Players…

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For God and Country

Faith in evolution: Paleontology as a molecular science

Keeping the faith For the last 20 years, Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has amassed a wealth of evidence that she’s isolated protein fragments from dinosaurs as much as 80 million years old. That bucks the conventional wisdom among paleontologists who argue that proteins, which are made of chains of amino acids, can’t survive more than 1 million years or so. So far, no group other than Schweitzer and her collaborators has managed to…

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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Until death: Virus-driven failure of multisensory integration (3)

What Your Nose Knows: Sense of Smell and Your Health August 2016 What the Nose Knows May Affect Your Brain Health October 2017 Doty’s research found a strong connection between low scores on a 40-item smell test and damage to this area of the brain. His recent article in The Lancet outlines possible ways that sense of smell and overall brain health could be linked and “may be the genesis of many neurodegenerative diseases. See: ”Olfactory dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases:…

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Energy-dependent structure and function: Until death (5)

Summary: If a player starts with evolution instead of the creation of energy that links ATP to the creation of RNA, the player is a loser. Nobody wants to belong to the party of losers. One of the best strategies in such a case is evidently an interpretation of the change as a gradual accumulation of knowledge while their work has always been at the cutting edge. — Kalevi Kull Secular: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA (2017) by…

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Cryo-EM from atoms to ecosystems

Summary: I’m not going to continue repeating myself indefinitely. See: Reduced protein synthesis in schizophrenia patient-derived olfactory cells The reduced protein synthesis is a clear link from the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA to all pathology. October 5, 2017 Lactate Metabolism in Human Lung Tumors Reported as: Study challenges long-standing concept in cancer metabolism “We were completely shocked by our findings,” said Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis, Professor at CRI, Director of CRI’s Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program, and Chief of the Division…

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Until death: Virus-driven failure of multisensory integration (1)

Martha McClintock‘s works inspired my works. Publication of “The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor Human Sexualty” (1995) led Denise Chen to study olfaction and pheromones. See for example: Encoding human sexual chemosensory cues in the orbitofrontal and fusiform cortices. Her student, Wen Zhou, returned to China and she is the senior author of Olfaction Warps Visual Time Perception. Since 1995, all accurate representations of how foraging behavior links food odors and pheromones from feedback loops to sexual reproduction and…

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Thanks again for asking about DNA methylation

Re: RNA-directed DNA methylation (1996) See: From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior Molecular epigenetics. It is now understood that certain genes undergo a process called “genomic or parental imprinting.” Early in embryonic development attached methyl groups become removed from most genes. Several days later, methyl groups are reattached in appropriate sites. Fascinatingly, some such genes reestablish methylation patterns based upon whether the chromosomal segment carrying the gene came from maternal or paternal chromosomes. See also: RNA-directed DNA methylation: an epigenetic…

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Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (3)

Summary: The unique mechanism detailed in the context of “Roles of APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B in Human Papillomavirus Infection and Disease Progression” is obviously not a unique mechanism. The mechanism exemplifies the fact that RNA-directed DNA methylation is energy-dependent and the fact that virus-driven energy theft causes the degradation of messenger RNA, which serious scientists have linked to all pathology. My failure to accurately predict who would win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine can now be placed into…

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Viral infection linked to cancer via a “unique mechanism”

Summary: The virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA was reported in the context of a “unique mechnanism.” DNA cytidine deaminases remove RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions from a cytosine and convert the cytosine uracil. The deamination causes the degradation of DNA and mutations if not repaired. Roles of APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B in Human Papillomavirus Infection and Disease Progression The family members of apolipoprotein B messenger RNA-editing, enzyme-catalytic, polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3; A3) are DNA cytidine deaminases that remove the amino group from a…

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1996-2016: Ignoring alternative splicings of pre-mRNA

Range of diseases may result when brain self-regulation goes awry, researchers say There is no such thing as self-regulation of the brain. Regulation is food energy-dependent and biophysically constrained by changes in the microRNA/messenger RNA balance. The entire range of diseases is linked from the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA to the mutations that some theorists claim may sometimes be beneficial.The theorists the make those ridiculous claims are biologically uninformed science idiots. See for comparison: Microprocessor Recruitment to Elongating RNA…

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    GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August 5, 2014 Excerpt: “Scientists have dubbed such regions of the genome “islands of speciation.” The persistence of such islands is a phenomenon that has been observed in a variety of […]
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