#SFN2019 to 2012: Hiding the facts (2)

Polycomb repressive complex 1: Regulators of neurogenesis from embryonic to adult stage extends our 1996 claims in From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior to all ethnic diversity in morphology and behavior via alternative splicings of pre-mRNAs. The term use began to change from pre-mRNAs to microRNAs. I learned that from the abstract of a presentation #SFN2019 to 2012: Hiding the facts (2)

Mechanisms of stress: from genes to cancer

Biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent thermodynamic cycles of protein biosynthesis and degradation link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in all living genera. Genomic stability arises in the context of a fine-tuned balance of viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs.  RNA-mediated gene duplication and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions stabilize organized genomes. Nutrient-dependent microRNAs are linked Mechanisms of stress: from genes to cancer

Unconscious affect (revisited)

Kohl et al., (2001) …the importance of human non-verbal signals is based upon information processing, which occurs in the limbic system, and without any cognitive (cortical) assessment. Affect thus does not require conscious interpretation of signal content. Underlying this fact is that affect dominates social interaction and it is the major currency in social interactions Unconscious affect (revisited)

Eliminating evolutionary theory

Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? Excerpt 1) “…the theory neglects key processes, say Kevin Laland and colleagues.” My comment: “Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans (Keller et al., 2007; Kohl, 2007; Villarreal, 2009; Vosshall, Wong, & Axel, 2000).” — Human Eliminating evolutionary theory