natural selection

Energy-dependent microRNA biogenesis

Published May 3, 2017 Genetic variation and RNA structure regulate microRNA biogenesis …primary sequence determinants and RNA structure are key regulators of miRNA biogenesis. Genetic variation aka primary sequence determinants are energy-dependent and RNA-mediated. Energy-dependent RNA methylation is an experience-dependent link from natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality. Natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality links ATP-dependent microRNA biogenesis to RNA biosynthesis. Ridiculous attempts to portray energy-dependent top-down causation as if genetic variation came first may continue for another 52 years.…

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Virus-driven downsizing of the human brain (4)

Virus-driven downsizing of the human brain (7/1/16) Virus-driven downsizing of the human brain (2) (7/6/16) Virus-driven downsizing of the human brain (3) (8/9/16) Excerpt: A Postdoctoral Researcher threatened me with litigation if I did not remove the tags with his name that linked his works to works at the institution where he works. In an attempt to discuss Breakthrough in understanding how stem cells become specialized More than two years ago, he wrote: We house our animal mouse models in…

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Cytosis: Biology Content

  Help Me Write Some Biology Content Project Update #5: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game by John Coveyou (Genius Games) Many of you have mentioned that you’d like to have an explanation of the biology behind Cytosis available… and I think that is an AWESOME plan. Every time I’ve taught the game to non-science players in the past, they say gameplay made even more sense (and was so much more enjoyable) when I explained the science as well. This…

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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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Thinking about energy is not radical re-thinking

The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it …Optogenetics, a technique that uses genetic modification of neurons so that their electrical activity can be controlled with light pulses – can help us to explore their specific contribution to brain function. Optogenetics links the speed of light on contact with water to what is known about all energy-dependent cell type differentiation in all individuals of all living genera. Serious scientists, for example, have linked angstroms to ecosystems in all living…

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The essence of precision medicine: drug targets or healthy longevity?

The molecular epigenetics of healthy longevity Trichome, a Functional Diversity Phenotype in Plant Abstract: Trichomes play a very important role in the process of evolution for plant which are epidermal appendages covering the surface of plants. In this paper, some progress concerning the genes responsible for trichome formation is presented for monocots and dicotyledons plants. Meanwhile, the special structures and physiological functions of trichome are briefly introduced, such as reflectance, energy balance, ultraviolet protection, drought resistance, gas exchange, insect resistance…

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Allen Institute confirms food energy is information

See also: Theistic evolutionists fight back and lose Excerpt: Predictably, Paul Allen will be the next to start funding works that might help to prevent the viral apocalypse, now that Bill Gates is mentally prepared to do so. Allen Institute FB page 3/3/17 Fascinating new research on stem cell division Scientists discover an unexpected influence [of food] on dividing stem cells’ fate One particular protein, Pex11b, caught her attention. It is associated with the membrane that surrounds the peroxisome, an…

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RNA-mediated adult learning, memory, and neurogenesis

Here is a way to assess the power of the media-industrial complex to suppress accurate representations of biophysically constrained biologically-based cause and effect. Wait to see whether this experimental evidence is reported in the science news, or how it is reported. Enriched Environment Increases PCNA and PARP1 Levels in Octopus vulgaris Central Nervous System: First Evidence of Adult Neurogenesis in Lophotrochozoa The experimental data obtained by immunohistochemistry and western blot assay using proliferating cell nuclear antigen and poli (ADP-ribose) polymerase…

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Theistic evolutionists fight back and lose (3)

See also: Theistic evolutionists fight back and lose See also: Theistic evolutionists fight back and lose (2) For succinct representations of the claims made by people who are obviously biologically uninformed, see: 7/25/13 Jay R. Feierman: Variation is not nutrient availability and the something that is doing the selecting is not the individual organism. A feature of an educated person is to realize what they do not know. Sadly, you don’t know that you have an incorrect understanding [of] Darwinian…

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Bill Gates refutes theistic evolution (sequel)

See: Bill Gates refutes theistic evolution See also: Gate-controlled conductance switching in DNA Conclusion: Our work demonstrates one can introduce an active control to DNA conductance by modifying a base with a redox group, and switch the DNA conductance reversibly between two levels by oxidizing or reducing the redox group with an EC gate. This strategy could be implemented in more sophisticated DNA nanostructures for active device building blocks. As the DNA conductance is an indicator of the molecule in…

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