MicroRNAs GnRH and the failure of sex research

Summary: “The Bull Sperm MicroRNAome and the Effect of Fescue Toxicosis on Sperm MicroRNA Expression” accurately represents what is known about food energy-dependent RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in species from soil microbes to humans. MicroRNAs are not new players in the hypothalamic control of fertility and the effects of food odors and pheromones on microRNAs […]

May the anti-entropic force of sunlight be with you

I added a video track to the audio track that already accompanies this presentation. See also: High-Power Actuation from Molecular Photoswitches in Enantiomerically Paired Soft Springs Reported as: Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices Inspired by the evolutionary strategies that support the movement of plants, the team headed by Stephen P. Fletcher […]

Dobzhansky 1973 and precision medicine

MicroRNA-34 directly targets pair-rule genes and cytoskeleton component in the honey bee Our findings point to miR-34-5p as novel regulatory component in the complex molecular cascade that governs insect segmentation and to a broader role of miRNAs in the early development due to the detection of mature transcripts from both 5p and 3p arms for […]

Mutations: the "driving force" behind human brain complexity?

Evolutionary Psychology Crap in New Scientist There is a reason why domestic violence is so widespread, says David Buss, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Texas in Austin: it carries a selective advantage, tied with reproductive success. Larry Moran wrote: There’s something seriously wrong with evolutionary psychology. And there’s something seriously wrong with respectable […]

Energy-dependent alternative splicings 1996 – 2016 (2)

See also: Energy-dependent alternative splicings 1996 – 2016 Re: Rs3827760 is Val370Ala and EDARV370A No matter what it is called, Val370Ala may be the best example of how nutrient energy-dependent biophysically constrained pheromone-controlled viral latency protects all organisms from virus-driven energy theft and all pathology. For example, see: Genome recoding by tRNA modifications The succession […]

More refutations of neo-Darwinian nonsense

New CRISPR–Cas systems from uncultivated microbes In bacteria, we discovered two previously unknown systems, CRISPR-CasX and CRISPR-CasY, which are among the most compact systems yet identified. Notably, all required functional components were identified by metagenomics, enabling validation of robust in vivo RNA-guided DNA interference activity in E. coli. Interrogation of environmental microbial communities combined with […]

The natural success of RNAi and failed treatment

see my other blog posts on m6A Dynamics of Human and Viral RNA Methylation during Zika Virus Infection Excerpt: …ZIKV infection alters m6A location in mRNAs, methylation motifs, and target genes modified by methyltransferases. Our results identify a mechanism by which ZIKV interacts with and alters host cell functions. Reported as: Zika virus infection alters […]