“To me, the much more significant results of the new paper, although briefly mentioned, were not stressed as they deserved to be. “
Genomicus continues his presentation of the front-loading hypothesis: ___________ Geno: >>In my previous article on the subject of front-loading, I described the front-loading hypothesis and what it proposes. I outlined three testable predictions generated by the front-loading hypothesis. In this article, we’ll see how the front-loading hypothesis can lead us to numerous research questions, and […]
For some months now, I have been having a behind the scenes correspondence with a regular viewer of UD, whom we shall call EP. He works with industrial robots, and has been fascinated by the way the ribosome works as a nano-scale automated machine cell. Accordingly, a process sequence diagram (‘map”) has been developed, based […]
“Scientists in Japan say that the mould shows unlikely signs of intelligence.”
It’d be nice, but maybe not this year …
Sometimes, seeing is believing. Here is a nice, short summary of the kinesin microtubule highway “walking truck” protein in action: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt This vid gives a bit of context: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Especially notice the role played by Brownian motion, and that played by ATP. So, post turkey and pudding […]
Video animation of RNA interference (RNAi)
The researchers discovered the caging behaviour with Shigella, a bacterium that causes sometimes lethal diarrhoea in humans and other primates.
Whether in an RNA World, Peptide World, Lipid World, or other composomal Metabolism-First model
“The protective mechanism is controlled by the starvation-signaling stringent response (SR),”
If the mole rat lived in underground isolation for so long, how did it develop such disease resistance? With humans, for example, isolation from a disease is precisely what makes it deadly.
“Interferon is secreted and picked up by surrounding cells, causing them to turn on hundreds of genes that act to combat the infection.”