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Happy Darwin Day (2017)

My series of blog posts about the refutation of theistic evolution by George Church led him to contact me via email. He asked why he would get credit for or against the refutations He claimed he was trained in quantum physics. He claimed that he has authored peer reviewed papers on protein folding, biodiversity, supercoiling, etc. He wanted to know more but did not know enough about my target audience to realize why I included information about the viral hecatomb.…

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George Church refutes theistic evolution (3)

Fifty years of illumination about the natural levels of adaptation … George C. Williams developed in his 1966 book Adaptation and Natural Selection the essentials of a unifying theory of adaptation that remains robust today and has inspired immense progress in understanding how natural selection works. Light Could Propel Nanorobots on a “Fantastic Voyage” Through the Human Body “Light is a more effective option to communicate between the microscopic world and the macroscopic world,” said Tang. See also: George Church…

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Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference (3)

See also: Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference (2) The Scope (Febrary 4, 2017) On World Cancer Day, we’re featuring some of the most exciting research developments of the past year. First up? Yoshinori Ohsumi, Nobel laureate, whose research could save your life. 2016 Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi’s Discoveries Could Change How We Treat Disease His initial work, first started in 1992, focused on the genes behind the autophagy process in yeast cells. Autophagy, however, has implications…

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Fighting for virus-driven pathology

See my series of 5 posts on the tipping point, which was reached when more than 50,000 indexed publications mentioned microRNAs The tipping point? 50, 000 publications May 16, 2016 See also: MicroRNA analysis in mouse neuro-2a cells after pseudorabies virus infection A total of eight viral miRNA were identified, and ten host miRNAs showed significantly different expression upon PRV infection. Among these, five were analyzed by stem-loop RT-qPCR, which confirmed the above data. Interestingly, these viral miRNAs were mainly…

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Dobzhansky 1973 and Precision Medicine (2)

See also: Dobzhansky 1973 and precision medicine What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises A few years ago, the Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo received an unusual fossilized bone fragment from Siberia. He extracted the DNA, sequenced it and realized it was neither human nor Neanderthal. Savante Paabo co-authored this refutation of neo-Darwinian nonsense in 2003.Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene Family in Humans and Chimpanzees It links natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality from the pheromone-controlled physiology…

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Trump’s appeal to common sense (2)

See: Trump’s appeal to common sense Orphan Gpr182 suppresses ERK-mediated intestinal proliferation during regeneration and adenoma formation To our knowledge, this is the first study to use a genetic mouse model to simultaneously map Gpr182 localization patterns and elucidate novel physiological functions for the negative regulation of intestinal proliferative capacity, especially during regeneration and adenoma formation. Future studies to identify the ligand for this exciting and physiologically relevant orphan GPCR [G protein-coupled receptor] will shed light on its tractability as…

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Dobzhansky 1973 and precision medicine

MicroRNA-34 directly targets pair-rule genes and cytoskeleton component in the honey bee Our findings point to miR-34-5p as novel regulatory component in the complex molecular cascade that governs insect segmentation and to a broader role of miRNAs in the early development due to the detection of mature transcripts from both 5p and 3p arms for several precursor miRNAs. Thus, this work encourages further investigation to pinpoint miRNAs as fine tuners of insect early development. Anna Di Cosmo‘s group took the…

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Science journalists or paid propagandists? (3)

See: Science journalists or paid propagandists? (2) See also from the first blog post in this series: Science journalists or paid propagandists? Differential Expression of Putative Pheromone-detecting Cells and Receptors in the Olfactory Epithelium of an African Cichlid Fish The link from sunlight and chirality to nutrient energy-dependent reproduction is not addressed in the presentationss from SICB 2017 There is nothing in a search for chirality At the 2016 meeting, Epigenetic regulation of Toll-like Receptor 4 expression as a facilitator…

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Theorists sell hidden energy (2)

Theorists sell hidden energy (Jan 5, 2017) January 6, 2017 Giant atoms could help unveil ‘dark matter’ and other cosmic secrets The universe is an astonishingly secretive place. Mysterious substances known as dark matter and dark energy account for some 95% of it. Despite huge effort to find out what they are, we simply don’t know. Our model is based on the fact that weakly interacting particles must bounce from the nucleus of the atom it collides with and exchange…

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Vietnam Veterans and others with glioblastoma

The Agent Orange Widows Club After their husbands died of an aggressive brain cancer, the widows of Vietnam veterans have found one another as they fight the VA for benefits. See also: Vietnam Veterans with Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4 Brain Cancer This post was removed: Targeting NF-κB in glioblastoma: A therapeutic approach This is the level of complexity that the VA needs to understand and link to the treatment of this aggressive cancer, which is obviously caused by virus-driven energy theft.…

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