Category Archives: applied science

Epigenetics and Memory

Excitatory signals, are an essential part of working memory. Disrupt them and you affect memory. In Alzheimer’s Disease a lot of glutamate receptors are down regulated or lost and that disrupts excitatory signals. Why? The villain of the piece is … Continue reading

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Do AIs See Animals In Cloud Shapes?

I’ll tell you up front that I don’t have the answer to the question posed in the title. It’s a question I’ve wondered about for a while now though. When humans look up at a cloudy sky they often see … Continue reading

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Another Astounding Agent of Change

The other day I caught an article on ScienceDaily about a major (in my mind) advance in plant biology and just had to blog about it so you’d hear about it too. That was about making plants up to 40% … Continue reading

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The World of Blade Runner Comes Closer

Back when the movie Blade Runner came out (in 1982) one of the technological wonders in that future-world was custom life forms. Not only could they customize various life forms but the makers mark could be found with a very … Continue reading

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Good News For All

There’s a reason that one of my browser’s Home tabs is ScienceDaily – I like genuine surprises and paying attention to news in science and mathematics is one of the few places I can actually find surprises that are genuine, … Continue reading

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It was a Fact Of Life until it wasn’t

My whole life the thinking on mitochondria was that the DNA for that was passed only from the Mother. Our own DNA comes from both parents but not that of the symbiotic bacteria that power all of our cells. That … Continue reading

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Progress ticks along and the future gets closer

Back in 2015 I opined that change in societal thinking on subjects around genetics and editing human genes would inevitably happen with Time. In that article I referred to gene therapy research in China. Last week the world learned about … Continue reading

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