Autophagy automagically prevents cancer (2)

Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s 1/28/19, and this report on another article from the same issue of  Nature Communications on 11/19/18 was also reported on 1/28/19 as New knowledge about the interactions of messenger RNAs and micro-RNAs during brain development …imbalance between cell types… can lead to this disease… and… […]

Quantized energy-dependent microRNA-mediated autophagy (2)

Summary: A single genetic change provided complete protection against an invariably lethal dementia. A naturally occurring variant of the human prion protein completely prevents prion disease (2015) …mice expressing only PrP V127 were completely resistant to all prion strains, demonstrating a different molecular mechanism to M129V, which provides its relative protection against classical CJD and […]

The tipping point (revisited): 68,000 publications

MicroRNA  Items: 1 to 20 of 68011 (earlier today, on 12/21/17) See for example: In Vitro Validation of miRNA-Mediated Gene Expression Linked to Drug Metabolism 12/20/17 The approaches described can be employed broadly for the validation of miRNA-mediated negative regulation of any gene. Determining miRNA-mediated regulation of enzymes and transporters affecting drug metabolism is a critical […]

The Scientist reports Szostak’s “honest error”

Top 10 Retractions of 2017 …Szostak’s lab could not reproduce the findings, which the group attributes to honest error. Please put the “honest error” into the perspective of what was reported in: Retraction Watch In retrospect, we were totally blinded by our belief [in our findings]… The claim that scientists were blinded by their belief […]

For God and Country

Trump challenges the CDC to remember 9/11

Synopsis: If you do not understand the experimentally established facts… use caution if you attempt to compare the President of the USA to Hitler. If you tell me I am being disrespectful or condescending,  you may be more embarrassed than Nobel Laureate, Jack Szostak, and be subjected to more ridicule than Neil deGrasse Tyson, who […]

Autophagy.pro vs Nature Publications Group

Autophagy is the antiphage defense strategy (James V. Kohl: December 8, 2016) Autophagy.pro was launched on 11 December 2017 See for comparison from the Nature Publications Group.  First, they try to establish a more complicated new definition with several different pathways Autophagy Autophagy is a process by which cellular material is degraded by lysosomes or […]