Biology

Protosuns, prebiotic molecules, proteins, and people

Excerpt: “We have detected formamide in five protosuns, which proves that this molecule (in all probability also true for our Solar System) is relatively abundant in molecular clouds and is formed in the very early stages of evolution towards a star and its planets…” My comment: Finding a molecule in five or more protsuns proves nothing about the early stages of evolution. An intelligent person might ask how proteins ‘evolved” from prebiotic molecules to people, after stars and planets “evolved.”…

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MicroRNA controlled growth and brain development

Navigable networks as Nash equilibria of navigation games Nature Communications | Article  Open Excerpt: Here we show that the ideal maximally navigable networks do share some basic structural properties with the Internet, E.coli metabolic network, English word network, US airport network, the Hungarian road network and a structural network of the human brain. Reported as: Researchers find the organization of the human brain to be nearly ideal Excerpt: “An optimal network in the brain would have the smallest number of…

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Physicians who practice evolutionary medicine?

Why Do Some Doctors Reject Evolution? Excerpt: After all, evolution is the foundational principle of biology, which, in turn, is the basic science that backs medicine. Ninety-eight percent of scientists, a closely related profession, accept evolution. My comment: I think they probably included too many social scientists who believe that evolutionary theory is something more than pseudoscientific nonsense. Excerpt: Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be great numbers on the percentage of doctors who accept evolution. My comment: Physicians who accept…

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RNA directed DNA methylation and cell types

Cell type differentiation is included in all topics in biology, which is why it is important to understand what is currently known about top-down causation in the context of physics and chemistry. Taken together, physics, chemistry, and the conserved molecular mechanisms of biology link Drosophila to Octopuses and all other species on this planet via RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate cell types. See for examples: Let there be anti-entropic light (1) An antagonist led me…

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Military combat training to fight disease (2)

See: Military combat training to fight disease In the quantum world, the future affects the past Excerpt 1) “It’s not clear why in the real world, the world made up of many particles, time only goes forward and entropy always increases,” Murch said. My comment: Serious scientists are attempting to determine why entropy does not always increase. They realize that feedback loops link cause and effect from the quantum world to the real world of light-induced amino acid substitutions that…

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Quantum physics, quantum biology, and quantum consciousness

Has anyone but me attempted to link light-induced amino acid substitutions from quantum physics to quantum biology in the context of the following works? All five published articles appear to be linked to quantum consciousness by the chemistry of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled feedback loops and chromatin loops that lead to increasing organismal complexity. The feedback loops are epigenetically linked from RNA-mediated events to protein folding and the stability of DNA in organized genomes. A Spectroscopic Mechanism for Primary Olfactory Reception Molecular…

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Physicists: Desperate Acts

Participation on the FB group Thinking Allowed Original led to an invite by Ulla Mattfolk to participate on her secret group  Quantum Biology, coherence and decoherence. On January 22 at 11:45pm, discussion led me to ask whether biophotonic energy differences could be recognized by the photons at the quantum level of their interactions/energies. I thought the answer might explain biodiversity via a link from quantum level self – other recognition to immune system recognition and to macromolecular self – other recognition. My focus has been on well-established…

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Jumping back: Science or Pseudoscience?

Daily Comment November 21, 2014 European Science’s Great Leap Backward By Michael Specter Excerpt 1) “When politicians reject verifiable data and reputable research and rely instead on politics or desire, the results can be devastating.” Excerpt 2 with my emphasis) “…scientific organizations from around the world… have strongly endorsed the safety of G.M. foods. (It should be noted that the U.S. can claim no superiority in our approach to evidence-based science, as demonstrated by the fact that nearly half of…

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RNA-mediated species specificity

Species-Specific Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues. By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014 Excerpt: “…results published today (November 17) in PNAS reveal widespread differences between human and mouse gene expression, both in protein-coding and noncoding genes, suggesting that understanding these disparities could help explain fundamental differences in the two species’ physiology.” My comment:  See also: Physiology is rocking the foundations of evolutionary biology  Conclusion: “Perhaps the elegant mathematics and the…

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Complex behaviors of cell types in cancer

Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells Excerpt: “By applying a physics-based approach to understand the dynamics of cancer decision-making, we were able to explain a number of recent experimental observations, including some that seemed contradictory.” My comment: The logic of the physics-based approach links physics, chemistry, biology, and math, etc. to conserved molecular mechanisms at the same time theorists tout their pseudoscientific nonsense about “mutations.” See, for example: Cancer’s deadly mutational tug of war Excerpt: Mutations are either…

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