Hydrogen-Atom Transfer

pH-dependent viral latency (1)

Four back-to-back articles in Science Magazine on May 15, 2020 attest to facts about how God’s Creation of energy-as-information was linked to all biodiversity on Earth via President Donald J. Trump’s claim about UV light and facts about light activated microRNA biogenesis, which biophysically constrains viral latency via the pH-dependent physiology of reproduction.   1) Modeling infectious disease dynamics The current pandemic has no parallel…, but the new virus is following rules common to other pathogens. The so-called “rules” are…

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From quantum physics to quantum souls (2)

Summary: Natural selection for food energy-dependent codon optimality links the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to all biodiversity on Earth via gene splicing and energy-dependent RNA-mediated fixation of amino acid substitutions. How humans and apes are different, and why it matters (2018) …the most distinctive feature of humanity is its ability to significantly alter ecosystems. That exemplifies human idiocy. The most distinctive features of humanity are biophysically constrained by what people eat and the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. See: Nothing in Biology…

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Sal Giardina: apologetics revisited

March 26, 2017 Sal Giardina wrote: “James, I appreciate your responding to my posts but I would prefer that your input would be related to the content of the post.” My reply: If you do not want people to learn how my claims are linked to yours, please tell me that you intend to continue with apologetics rather the concept of energy as information. Apologetics: … the religious discipline of defending or proving the truth of religious doctrines through systematic…

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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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Polycombic ecological adaptation as a science, not a theory (2)

Evolutionary Constraints in the β-Globin Cluster: The Signature of Purifying Selection at the δ-Globin (HBD) Locus and Its Role in Developmental Gene Regulation Conclusion: … the results here presented indicate that purifying selection is driving not only HBD evolution but also its neighbor pseudogene, HBBP1. In the light of recent advances in the characterization of the β-globin cluster, we propose that the complex patterns of diversity observed in this genomic region arose from distinct functional constraints related with the intricate…

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Hydrogen-atom energy in DNA base pairs

See also: Consciousness is simply food rearranged Role of Double Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions in Atmospheric Chemistry Abstract excerpt:  Hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) reactions are ubiquitous and play a crucial role in chemistries occurring in the atmosphere, biology, and industry. My comment: The link from physics to chemistry and the conserved molecular mechanisms of biologically-based RNA-mediated cell type differentiation has been the focus my works for more than 20 years, even before I knew what I would need to explain…

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Wasted Templeton Funding (3)

See also: Wasted Templeton Funding (2) Templeton grant funds evolution rethink Excerpt: …parents can influence offspring not just through their DNA but by passing on the microorganisms they host or by transmitting epigenetic marks to subsequent generations. “Innovation may be a developmental response that becomes stabilized through genetic changes,” explains Armin Moczek, an evolutionary developmental biologist at Indiana University, Bloomington. My comment: He has not explained how nutrient energy-dependent changes in base pairs link hydrogen-atom transfer in solutions from microRNA…

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Ignore the evidence: Rachel Feltman

“There is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has a dormant microbial component. We can’t keep ignoring all of the evidence” –Professor Douglas Kell, Manchester University Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer’s Link Excerpt: …herpes has been linked to damage in the central nervous system and the limbic system, which is associated with mental decline and personality changes, the Telegraph reported. The experts called for a deeper investigation into the connection. Calm down: Herpes probably isn’t going to give you Alzheimer’s Excerpt:…

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From angstroms to ecosystems and entropy

Text with these references to follow. The two submissions should be available within the month. I will announce the availability and add the text with links to the citations at that time. From hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs to ecosystems [1] Evolutionary resurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of the nitrogen regulation system [2] Ultraviolet Absorption Induces Hydrogen-Atom Transfer in G⋅C Watson–Crick DNA Base Pairs in Solution. [3] Photonic Maxwell’s Demon [4] Common origins of RNA, protein and lipid…

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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 comparison to an animal retina. However, this resolution is sufficient to incorporate quite complex spatial information into a 360° image of the cell’s surroundings, and…

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