Long-term adaptation replaces evolution (2)

The food energy-dependent “doubling up” on ‘junk DNA’ is biophysically constrained by the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. The metabolism of food to species-specific pheromones links the conserved molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all individuals of all living genera to healthy longevity via what is known about amino acid substitutions in supercoiled DNA, which link energy-dependent changes in chirality to autophagy. Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the ‘Watson-Crick’ double … Researchers have imaged in unprecedented detail the…

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Proteins “evolve” (revisited)

Complex evolutionary footprints revealed in an analysis of reused protein segments of diverse lengths Reported by Jay R. Feierman to the evolutionary psychology Yahoo Group as: Recycling at the molecular level: Protein evolution Reuse patterns in protein space reflect 3.7 billion y of evolution (58), restrained by the underlying physicochemical qualities of covalently linked amino acids. Autophagy links chirality from energy-dependent changes in electrons to ecosystems. For comparison, their claim is consistent with ridiculous misrepresentations of food energy-dependent biophysically constrained…

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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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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Until death: Virus-driven failure of multisensory integration (2)

Summary: The virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA is clearly linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) by altered language, personality, behavior, cognition and motor function. What causes FTD? If the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA causes all pathology, I would expect to find a link from microRNAs to the pathology and to the effective treatment. The social and economic burden of frontotemporal degeneration Reported as: Study reveals staggering economic burden of dementia in younger people Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) accounts for 20 to…

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Biophysically constrained intelligence vs human idiocy

Microbes Mind Forum Research on origins, evolution, and syntheses of life How did self-organization and evolution give rise to complex, life-like systems and how can these dynamics inform our futures? How can we move beyond the Tragedy of the Commons as a necessary outcome of evolutionary dynamics to evolve toward sustainable futures, channeled by constraints that unleash innovative potential, designing multi-agent, problem-solving systems. Eshel Ben-Jacob is Professor of Physics of Complex Systems and holds the Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics at…

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Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (7)

Conclusion: The biggest threat to humanity is not the “Big Bang” theory of creation or the “Big Bang” theory of how life on Earth might end after an explosion of cosmic proportions. The biggest threat has always been “human idiocy.” 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of…

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Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (6)

I failed to correctly predict who would win this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but there is still hope for my prediction of who will win the Nobel Peace Prize. I thought Lynn Zechiedrich would win for linking cryo-EM to the Structural diversity of supercoiled DNA Our cryo-ET, biochemical, and computational studies show the astounding versatility and dynamism of DNA depending on the degree of supercoiling. DNA simultaneously exists in a largely inactive B-form with bases tucked in and protected…

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Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (5)

Summary: If he was not still dead, the 1965 Nobel Laureate, Richard P. Feynman might claim that this year’s Physics Prize was awarded for “human idiocy.” Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, pronounced in 1916, suggested that matter and energy would warp the geometry of space-time the way a heavy sleeper sags a mattress, producing the effect we call gravity. His equations described a universe in which space and time were…

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Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (4)

As you wait to learn who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics and in Chemistry, please consider how these recent reports will be linked from electrons to ecosystems. Every aspect must start with the creation of energy, which must link chemistry to biophysically constrained biologically based life on Earth in the context of the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction and Schrodinger’s claims in “What is Life? (1944). Without mention of the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight, the theories of physicists…

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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 will be announced on Monday 2 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 will be announced on Tuesday 3 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 will be announced on Wednesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 According to tradition, the Swedish Academy will set the date for its announcement later. The Nobel Peace Prize…

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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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