NIH Awards $1.4M Grant to Support Optogenetics Research

Excerpt:

Synaptic plasticity, learning and memory are regulated by protein signaling in the brain. Many forms of learning disabilities and other mental diseases may be caused by abnormal protein signaling. To address these brain disorders and diseases, it is crucial to understand on a molecular level the underlying processes within the brain that are involved in learning and memory.”

My comment: When someone like Anna Di Cosmo, John Hewitt or Bruce McEwen tells you that all of the above is energy-dependent and biophysically constrained by RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry in the context of food odors, pheromones, autophagy and supercoiled DNA, will you believe them? If someone else like Mohamed Samir tells you that virus-driven energy theft is the cause of all pathology in all model organisms, will you believe him?

Alternatively, will you continue to believe that mutations and natural selection can be linked from cell type signaling and biophysically constrained protein folding chemistry to all morphological and behavioral diversity by mathematical models?

Multichannel Optical Biosensor May Detect Cancer

Although the research team has only used the smartphone spectrometer with standard lab-controlled samples, their device has been shown to be up to 99 percent accurate. The researchers are now applying their portable spectrometer in real world situations.

“Cell all” compares well. It was predicted by Greg Bear in this 2009 interview: Sci-fi author Greg Bear tells Jon about the not-so-distant future of technology and helping Homeland Security. (7:02)

For your daily dose of ironic ignorance, see also: Laser used to control mouse’s brain — and speed up milkshake consumption

At at time when viruses that infect bacteria have become the biggest threat to humanity that was ever predicted, the light that kills the viruses is used to alter the speed of milkshake consumption in rodents.

See for comparison: Sensor Can Find E. coli Quickly Over Wide Temperature Range

1) To build the sensor, bacteriophages were bonded to the surface of an optical fiber. The bacteriophages grab E.coli bacteria from a sample and keep the bacteria attached to the fiber. When a beam of light strikes the sensor’s surface, its wavelength shifts when E. coli is present, indicating E.coli contamination.

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They have been linked from energy theft to all pathology in all living genera from the hecatombic evolution of pathology in archaea that differentiates them from bacteria. No experimental evidence of bioloigcally-based cause and effect has confirmed the assumptions of Carl Woese that bacteria and archaea are different domains of cellular life.

2) The research group is currently collaborating with Security and Protection International Inc., a Canadian company, to explore commercialization of their device.

Will the Canadians help to protect us from the forthcoming viral apocalypse with this technology?

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