biological energy

RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics

RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics Genetics and Genomics May 11-12, 2016 Published on 3 May 2016  See the full size poster displayed on Figshare.com Abstract: Olfaction and the innate immune system link energy as information from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of supercoiled DNA. The sun’s biological energy is the source of RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics

Bacteria see the light and they adapt

Cyanobacteria use micro-optics to sense light direction Excerpt: From the observed dimensions of the spot of 488 nm light focused by Synechocystis cells (Figure 3c) we can estimate that Synechocystis “vision” has an angular resolution (FWHM) of about 21°, essentially limited by light wavelength and the area of the plasma membrane, which is tiny in Bacteria see the light and they adapt

Unraveling evolutionary pseudoscience

Evolutionary Psychology Is Neither Excerpt any work that posits an adaptive explanation for a feature, but calls it an “evolutionary” approach – much less “the” evolutionary approach – is likely to be of greater value to the study of rhetoric or narrative in human evolution[9] than to the study of human evolution itself. My comment: Unraveling evolutionary pseudoscience

DNA molecules do not arrange themselves.

Light-Induced Switching of Tunable Single-Molecule Junctions Reported as: Tiniest circuits: Light-controlled molecule switching Excerpt: One area of research focus in Dresden is what is known as self-organization. “DNA molecules are, for instance, able to arrange themselves into structures without any outside assistance. If we succeed in constructing logical switches from self-organizing molecules, then computers of DNA molecules do not arrange themselves.

Life: conserved ion and amino acid transporters

The vital question: Why is life the way it is? Excerpt: “…any sufficiently advanced chemiosmotic geochemistry is indistinguishable from life.” My comment: If the differences between viruses and cellular life are removed, the link from viral microRNAs to the anti-entropic epigenetic effects of nutrient-dependent microRNAs limits explanations of how the nutrient-dependent microRNA/messenger RNA balance leads Life: conserved ion and amino acid transporters

Creating nothing but a theory

De novo design of a transmembrane Zn2+-transporting four-helix bundle Excerpt 1) The de novo design of proteins is an important endeavor that critically tests our understanding of the principles underlying protein folding and function, while also laying the foundation for the design of proteins and molecular assemblies with desired properties. Much progress has been recently Creating nothing but a theory

Anti-entropic solar energy

“We have a group trying to model the mitochondrion” — Ulla Mattfolk Trash pickup problem Excerpt: “The PGAM5 protein would be regulated by an allosteric mechanism, in which its biological function would switch from activation of the PINK1/PARKIN pathway for removal of damaged mitochondria to the FUNDC1 pathway for removal of damaged mitochondria,” according to Anti-entropic solar energy

Mimicking claims and ignoring facts

Summary: Last week, researchers reported they had caught up to “Nature” despite their inability to link viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs from the nature of non-living viruses to the nature of cellular life and to cell type differentiation via RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions, metabolic networks, and genetic networks. Today, we see the “billions of years” Mimicking claims and ignoring facts

Correctly modeling biological energy

The light-activated “origins of life” issue (see: Correctly modeling ecological adaptation) forces others to come out of the woodwork and try to overwhelm the biologically underinformed masses with the complexities of their existence after decades of attributing what is currently known about viruses, viral microRNAs, entropic elasticity, anti-entropic biological energy from the sun, and nutrient-dependent Correctly modeling biological energy