Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Co-Evolution of Mitochondria

The attached article is a brief history of mitochondria –– the “energy factories” that we have in each cell (except mature red blood cells). Oncwe upon a time, more than a billion years ago, (either a random event? or divine … Continue reading

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Why Do Some Patients Respond to Seizure Meds, While Others Do Not? Nebert, Daniel (nebertdw)

This [below] is a recent article from Pharmacy Practice News (PPN). Professor Glauser is an example of one of my (many) “disciples” who (more than 20 years ago) quickly grasped the concept of “Genetic Risk Prediction” and applied it to … Continue reading

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Personal account of how the author stumbled upon the LNT falsification of data

A series of 12 papers published over the past decade have revealed that the June 12, 1956, recommendation of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation (BEAR) I Committee, Genetics Panel, to switch from a … Continue reading

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Mutational spectra of aflatoxin B1 in vivo establish biomarkers of exposure for human hepatocellular carcinoma

Dan, GEITP might find this paper [attached] interesting. It turns out that adult mice are essentially completely resistant to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-induced liver cancer, because adult mice express one particular form of glutathione S-transferase (encoded by Gsta3; my lab first … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Adaptation: How Minds Accommodate Experience

The attached report is a fascinating psychological analysis of bilingualism vs monolingualism, and effects on the brain likely to reflect epigenetic changes. According to some estimates, more than half the world’s population is multilingual –– to some extent. Because of … Continue reading

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FDA OKs First Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

This decision (by the FDA on DTC genetic tests) disguised as “personalized medicine” is a slippery slope –– from the point-of-view of bioethics. From my understanding of these disorders, perhaps all of the seven conditions (below, in list) can be … Continue reading

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Graphene layers (atom-thick sheets of carbon, in near future) can provide a visual indication of “mechanical stress”, potential structural failure

This email is not about your “garden-variety gene-environment interactions,” but rather it presents a detector system to search for early signs of architectural stress. From this standpoint, I find this exciting, intriguing. And perhaps, through further development, these graphene nanoplatelets … Continue reading

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Reply Reply All Forward Move Delete Close Previous Item Next Item Close Regulation of UV-induced DNA damage response — further evidence that RNA methylation might be more important than most had realized !!!

Four weeks ago, we shared a report [discussed below; and first attachment] about the discovery of chemical tags on RNA (as well as DNA) that probably participate in the mechanisms involving epigenetics. The present article [second attachment] describes a practical … Continue reading

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