Bacteriophages

Enzyme-constrained interethnic biodiversity (4)

No, they don’t. See: Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors? Whether Fusobacterium nucleatum causes colon tumors is unknown. But a new study hints that it may be “an integral part of the cancer.” Serious scientists have linked bacteriophages to all virus-driven pathology. Cancer is a virus-driven pathology. That’s the truth! In  the New York Times article by Gina Kolata she wrote: “The whole idea of bacteria in tumors is fascinating and unexpected,” said Dr. Bert Vogelstein, a colon…

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Light activated error-free DNA repair (3)

The vibrational theory of olfaction for the win …he and his co-authors delve into more of the specifics of olfactory receptors, including particular amino acid motifs, metal binding capacities, and disulphide bridge redox status. It turns out that amino acid side chains alone frequently pull off some rather interesting electron transfer effects without the need for fancy co-enzymes or prosthetic groups. See for an example of what one enzyme can do: See also this example of how the energy-dependent creation…

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Achromobacter and killer theories

A pan-genomic approach to understand the basis of host adaptation in Achromobacter  Ecological variation is linked to food energy-dependent biophysically constrained viral latency by the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans. For comparison, these authors claim: This study provides strong phylogenetic and pan-genomic bases to motivate further research on Achromobacter, and contributes to the understanding of opportunistic pathogen evolution. Their claim exemplifies how teaching neo-Darwinian theory causes unnecessary suffering and how it may cause the premature…

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Criticisms of a validated model

Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain “With electron microscopy, we find a variety of immune cells in the brain, especially in contexts of disease,” she writes. Richard Feynman predicted this in the context of a lecture on nanotechnology. He presciently placed cryo-EM into the context of a lecture about Plenty of Room at the Bottom. Examination at this level of observable energy-dependent top-down causation has since linked the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy from hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in…

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Evolutionary congruence (losers) vs ecological adaptation (winners)

Nuclear and Plastid DNA Sequence-based Molecular Phylogeography of Salvadora oleoides (Salvadoraceae) in Punjab, India Reveals Allopatric Speciation in Anthropogenic Islands Due to Agricultural Expansion This is the first DNA-sequence based phylogeographic assessment of Salvadora in the world. Sequence based phylogeographic assessment of tropical tree species is a relative rarity and in India, such investigations are almost non-existent.   Kalevi Kull: Censorship & Royal Society Evo Event Nobody wants to belong to the party of losers. One of the best strategies…

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Energy-dependent epigenetic translation to mRNA stability (5)

Energy-dependent epigenetic translation to mRNA stability (4) From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans…. See also: The Supraspliceosome – A Multi-Task Machine for Regulated Pre-mRNA Processing in the Cell Nucleus Abstract conclusion: …changes in these regulatory processing activities are associated with human disease and cancer. These findings emphasize the supraspliceosome as…

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Virulence and your UTI

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 Virulence: Take on the role of a virus competing to infect a host cell and replicate your viral components! If you have played this game, you probably know more about virulence than the researchers and journalists…

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Ab initio cell wall invention, emergence, and evolution (2)

Peter Berean Answer my question above please, or we will have to part company. You are wasting my time and those of our readers when you make assertions that are false, and that you do not defend. These are all just a distraction and a waste of our time. Questions. 1) Are you saying that Viruses create energy? 2) Or that Viruses destroy energy? ———————————————- In response to your questions 1. Yes, God created the process of Entropy for our…

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Pheromone-controlled autophagy

Reporting new theories of evolution that fail to address facts about how energy-dependent changes link angstroms to ecosystems via chromosomal rearrangements in all living genera is like reporting old theories that have been invalidated by experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect. See for example:  2016-04-20 Roberto Cazzolla Gatti. A conceptual model of new hypothesis on the evolution of biodiversity, Biologia (2016). DOI: 10.1515/biolog-2016-0032 2016-05-17 David Enard et al. Viruses are a dominant driver of protein adaptation in mammals, eLife…

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Epigenetic (re)programming of behavior (3)

Bipolar drug turns foraging ants into scouts Excerpt: “DNA methylation has become nearly synonymous with epigenetics,” says Brendan Hunt, an insect geneticist at the University of Georgia in Griffin. “This research brings needed attention to the importance of other epigenetics marks, like histone modifications.” “We finally have a mechanism to understand ‘nurture’ in molecular terms,” says Gene Robinson, a geneticist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who studies caste determination in honey bees. The ant study, he adds, highlights “how…

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  • What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species
    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 […]
  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, […]