“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: [youtube lLxlBB9ZBj4] This vid gives a bit of context: [youtube 8RULvE9rw6Y] Especially notice the role played by Brownian motion, and that played by ATP. So, post turkey and pudding vid no 3: ATP Synthase in Read More…
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.”