biological functions

May the anti-entropic force of sunlight be with you

I added a video track to the audio track that already accompanies this presentation. See also: High-Power Actuation from Molecular Photoswitches in Enantiomerically Paired Soft Springs Reported as: Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices Inspired by the evolutionary strategies that support the movement of plants, the team headed by Stephen P. Fletcher at the University of Oxford (UK) and Nathalie Katsonis at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) joined together two strips of liquid-crystal elastomers into a…

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Ecological law, cooperation, and DNA repair

Ecological laws: what would they be and why would they matter? Abstract excerpt: … I argue, the existence of ecological laws would make ecological explanations irreducible to even the most complete possible physical explanations of the same phenomena. Ecological laws would make ecology genuinely autonomous from physics. My comment: This is a fool’s argument.  Serious scientists know physics and chemistry must be linked to biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry. The links must be placed into the context of…

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RNA-mediated morphological AND behavioral phenotypes

The New Genetics and Natural versus Artificial Genetic Modification Excerpt: In order to survive, the organism needs to engage in natural genetic modification in real time, an exquisitely precise molecular dance of life with RNA and DNA responding to and participating in “downstream” biological functions. My comment:RNA-mediated gene duplications and fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions link the honeybee model organism of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled morphological and behavioral phenotypes to cell type differentiation and biodiversity of all vertebrates. That is why…

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