Category: Cell biology
|April 28, 2015||Posted by News under 'Junk DNA', Cell biology, Ecology, News|
Life forms always make sense. Some theories do not. From Phys.org: By sequencing multiple Trichodesmium genomes—and using a wide variety of samples to ensure that there was no error—researchers found that only about 63 percent of the bacteria’s genome is expressed as protein. That’s an incredibly low amount for a bacterium and unheard of for […]
|April 27, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Here: A sponge essentially carves organs out of negative space, using its layers and jelly to delineate a complex network of channels and pores, which transport nutrients and waste much like a human kidney or bloodstream. This Spartan anatomy is so efficient that a single sponge can filter up to a thousand times its body […]
|March 11, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Genetics, News|
They modulate gene expressions over cells’ lifetimes. From The Scientist : Not only do telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes, they also modulate gene expression over cells’ lifetimes. … New work led by Jerry W. Shay and Woodring Wright of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas demonstrates that telomeres are more than […]
|March 3, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Really small: The snapshots may not look like much, but they’re revealing a lot about lifeforms at this extremely miniscule size. For one thing, their metabolisms are so minimal that they likely depend on resources from other bacteria to stay alive. While there’s still a lot that remains a mystery (it’s not certain what half […]
|January 18, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, News|
Researchers: Organization is key to an efficient workplace, and cells are no exception to this rule.
|January 13, 2015||Posted by niwrad under Cell biology, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Intelligent Design|
John von Neumann, in his mid-1950s ground breaking studies about the mathematical theory of self-reproducing automata, argued that self-replication basically involves: — import of materials; — symbolic description/instructions; — memory; — constructor; — controller. He developed his theory before the discovery of DNA and the cellular machinery based on information processing. Here I will deal […]
|January 6, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Information, News|
We bet this isn’t the only time they have done so. 😉
|January 5, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, News|
Researchers: Only 2% of the MSY derives from the ancestral autosomes that gave rise to the mammalian sex chromosomes.
|January 1, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News|
They write stuff like this – true but politically incorrect.
|December 29, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, News|
Researcher: If there is a mutation in the PHD, the key won’t fit the lock, so the door remains bolted.
|December 29, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, News|
How many people actually believe it all just happened by natural selection acting on random mutation?
|December 21, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News|
Gauger: The cell is like the most antic, madcap, crowded (yet fantastically efficient) city you can picture.
|December 13, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News|
The question that comes to the fore is precisely the one the ID theorists raise: Can pure randomness create highly specified information, neatly compressed?
|December 8, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News|
We are always “close” to “ capable of evolution on its own.”
Axe on specific barriers to macro-level Darwinian Evolution due to protein formation (and linked islands of specific function)
|November 14, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Cell biology, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations|
A week ago, VJT put up a useful set of excerpts from Axe’s 2010 paper on proteins and barriers they pose to Darwinian, blind watchmaker thesis evolution. During onward discussions, it proved useful to focus on some excerpts where Axe spoke to some numerical considerations and the linked idea of islands of specific function deeply […]
|October 27, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Cell biology, Darwinian Debating Devices, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations|
. . . and blatant denial is not an appropriate response to the reality of and/or easily known facts concerning functionally specific complex organisation and /or associated information, FSCO/I: Facts are stubborn things, but people can be more stubborn than that. (That is, there are two types of ignorance, I: simple ignorance because one does […]
|September 9, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, Genetics, Intelligent Design|
Note: Probability calculations are not permitted in Darwinclass! Elsewhere, they are fine. Be elsewhere.
|August 3, 2014||Posted by News under Cell biology, News|
Ambitious scheme to reorganize the biosphere. Will plant rights be next?
|July 31, 2014||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Cell biology, Conservation of Information, Darwinism, Entropy, extinction, Genetics, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Natural selection|
Mutations are used to explain evolution but also cause cancer. Biologists have discovered conditions for multiple mutations. Can we therefore infer that evolution via mutations is more likely? or that enhanced mutations will cause faster species degradation and extinction? Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations DNA mutations—long known to fuel cancer as well as […]
|July 25, 2014||Posted by DLH under Biology, Cell biology, Genomics, Intelligent Design|
Are you what you eat? Or what’s eating you? Novel virus discovered in half the world’s population A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University has found that more than half the world’s population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of […]