Sexual Behavior

From quantum physics to quantum souls (4)

The long-range consequences of food energy-dependent social factors predictably link everything known about social odors called pheromones from the quantized energy in food to metabolism and biophysically constrained viral latency.  Sympatric speciation exemplifies what is known about how quantized energy links the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to biophysically constrained viral latency in species from microbes to humans. In this review of biophysically constrained viral latency and biodiversity, I linked energy-dependent changes from angstroms to ecosystems in the mouse-to-human model of microRNA-mediated amino…

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Environmental selection is natural selection

Environmental selection during the last ice age on the mother-to-infant transmission of vitamin D and fatty acids through breast milk was published on April 23, 2018 The ectodysplasin A receptor (EDAR) gene has a range of pleiotropic effects, including sweat gland density, incisor shoveling, and mammary gland ductal branching. The frequency of the human-specific EDAR V370A allele appears to be uniquely elevated in North and East Asian and New World populations due to a bout of positive selection likely to…

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Enzyme-constrained interethnic diversity (7)

Summary:  I suspect that John Hewitt will soon publish an article on the energy-dependent creation of microRNAs and enzymes. He is most likely to link the virus-driven theft of quantized energy as information to all pathology without challenging pseudoscientists and other science journalists to revise their ridiculous claims about mutation-driven evolution. Digital medicine, on its way to being just plain medicine There are already nearly 30,000 peer-reviewed English-language scientific journals, producing an estimated 2.5 million articles a year. Until recently,…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (3)

See first: Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (2) Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes Summary: The chemistry and metabolism of all microbiomes is food energy-dependent and pheromone-controlled via the physiology of reproduction. See: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction My comment to The Scientist: …trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline (Hyp) dehydratase, a newly discovered member of an abundant family of proteins, produced by gut bacteria, known as the glycyl radical enzymes, helps in metabolizing trans-Hyp, an…

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Dispensing with all pseudoscientific nonsense about evolution (2)

Dispensing with all pseudoscientific nonsense about evolution (1) See also: Genomic analyses identify hundreds of variants associated with age at menarche and support a role for puberty timing in cancer risk Reported as: Hundreds of Genomic Regions Linked to Age at Menarche Age at onset of puberty is affected by a combination of genetic, nutritional, and other environmental factors and that timing, in turn, is associated with risk of cancer later in life. Who will be next to link energy-dependent…

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Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution (2)

See: Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution See also: Who rules the waves? – Viruses might just be bit players in the drama of the seas. Then again, they could be major actors Excerpt (from 1996):  Most consider viruses to be a legion of cripples, sterilised by ultraviolet radiation and rendered impotent by hosts that are largely immune to their threat. But a few researchers take the opposite view. And if they turn out to be right, viruses could radically…

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Biophysically constrained cell type differentiation

Intrinsic limits to gene regulation by global crosstalk Excerpt: A paradigmatic example is that of the aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase1, which uses kinetic proofreading2 to load appropriate amino acids onto matching tRNAs. This and other examples—including DNA replication, ligand sensing3, protein–protein interactions4,5,6,7,8,9, recognition events in the immune system10,11 and molecular self-assembly12—indicate that biology places a large premium on the reduction of unintended ‘crosstalk’, a generic term that encompasses all potentially disruptive processes due to reactions between non-cognate substrates. Reported as:…

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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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Effects on invertebrate GnRH and affects on primate behavior

Introduction: Energy-dependent changes in hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution have again been linked to hormone-organized and hormone-activated behaviors by the conserved molecular mechanisms we detailed in the molecular epigenetics section of our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review. The practical application of those details has been reported in the context of this article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Effects of Testosterone Treatment in Older Men Daily Diagnosis is emailed each weekday to members of the…

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