human brain

Enzyme-constrained interethnic biodiversity (3)

Excerpt: Understanding a “correlational mechanism” is like understanding mutation-driven evolution. You have a mutation. You have evolution. Thus, you understand the simple-minded magic of the correlation. No energy-dependent molecular mechanisms are required. For comparison: Enzyme-constrained interethnic biodiversity is exemplified in Amish populations in the United States of America. Obviously, interethnic difference in genes matter. See: Low cancer incidence rates in Ohio Amish (2009) Why Don’t The Amish Get Cancer? (2016) See also: A null mutation in SERPINE1 protects against biological…

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MicroRNAs and the Cassandra syndrome (revisited)

Conclusion: Serious scientists can explain every aspect of energy-dependent biophysically constrained viral latency in the context of details about these pathways and everything that links changes from electrons to ecosystems in all living genera. Why are the serious scientists still challenged by “…the tendency of academia to reject any academic-like work from outside academia?” What aspect of the academic contribution that could lead to the cure for all pathology do biologically uninformed academics want to continue to reject and attack?…

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The Origin of Information (3)

Summary: I presented two poster sessions during the Labroots virtual conference “Neuroscience,” March 16-17, 2016 One linked sunlight to energy as the origin of information. The other linked energy as information to biophysically constrained viral latency via the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in all living genera. Additional experimental evidence of top-down causation has since confirmed that the creation of sunlight can be linked from energy as information to all biodiversity via its anti-entropic virucidal effects. The direct quantitative measurement of…

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Hematopoiesis and practopoiesis

Practopoiesis A thought results primarily from an adjustment of the brain hardware, and not from a computation executed by that hardware. My comment: The adjustments of the brain hardware integrate RNA-mediated events that include gene duplication and fixation of amino acid substitutions. The nutrient-dependent gene duplications and substitutions link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via their physiology of reproduction. The idea that everything known about nutrient-dependent…

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RNA-mediated cell type differentiation and behavior

Neuroscience Meeting Planner Now Available The Preliminary Program and Neuroscience Meeting Planner for Neuroscience 2014 are available. At the 2012 Meeting I learned that the microRNA/messenger RNA balance had emerged during the past decade to be the most likely regulator of all downstream effects on cell type differentiation. That inspired me to focus on what I knew about RNA-mediated events and put what we detailed about them in our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review into the context of a this…

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Darwinian theories vs Darwin's facts

“Darwin’s Theories“, submitted by Celia Secades of the Elesapiens website was the runner-up in the Third Annual NESCent Evolution Video Contest. (unfortunately, the video has been removed — perhaps for good reasons. For example: My comment: No experimental evidence supports the representations of mutation-initiated natural selection in the video. For comparison, tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines  addresses what is currently known about glucose-dependent RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and self vs non-self identification in viruses to living species with varying degrees of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecologically-adapted organismal complexity.…

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