Timothy W. Bredy

Masters of deception about nature (2)

See my other blog posts on RNA methylation Thanks for your review of How Can Physics Underlie the Mind?: Top-Down Causation in the Human Context (The Frontiers Collection) Others linked the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy from energy-dependent changes in hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution to supercoiled DNA, which protects all organized genomes Masters of deception about nature (2)

The Mind’s Eyes (revisited)

Author’s copy: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences (2007) Abstract: The across-species genetic conservation of intercellular and extracellular chemical communication enables unicellular and multicellular organisms to functionally distinguish between self and non-self.  Non-self olfactory/pheromonal input from the social environment elicits a vertebrate neuroendocrine response.  The organization and activation of this neuroendocrine The Mind’s Eyes (revisited)

Gene expression, immortality, and cancer

Collaborative research team solves cancer-cell mutation mystery Excerpt: TERT stabilizes chromosomes by elongating the protective element at the end of each chromosome in a cell. …cells harboring these mutations aberrantly increase TERT expression, effectively making them immortal. My comment: To an evolutionary theorist, this might suggest that protein folding instability is beneficial. For example, see: Gene expression, immortality, and cancer

Misunderstanding cancer

Tumor-Only Genetic Sequencing May Misguide Cancer Treatment in Nearly Half of All Patients, Study Shows Excerpt 1) “…they counted 382 possible tumor-related changes. But after comparing a patient’s full germline genome to his or her tumor genomes, they determined that, on average, 249 of these changes were part of the patient’s normal, inherited genetic variation Misunderstanding cancer