586 Million Year Cycle in Geology Matches Galactic Super-Cluster Spacings

submitted by: RayTomes
The longest geological cycle identified is described as about 600 million years in "Megacycles", the proceedings of a geological conference, Edited by G Williams. However Prof S Afanasiev of Moscow has determined the cycle very accurately to be 586.24 million years using his Nanocycles Method. It so happens that cosmologists, Broadhurst, T.J., Ellis, R.S., Koo, D.C. & Szalay (Nature 343, p 726) have observed regular mega-walls of galaxies at spacings that they describe as 128 Mpc/h,...

Galaxy-Quasar Associations: Is the Big Bang Bung?

submitted by: RayTomes
When we see a galaxy and a quasar near each other in the sky, it might be because they are really near each other, or it might be that they are far apart and just along the same line of sight. Tests performed by Alan Stockton (Astrophysical Journal 223:747-757, "The Nature of QSO Redshifts", 1978) on a sample of such pairs have shown that some galaxy-quasar pairs have the same redshift and so are accepted as being at the same distance. Other pairs with very different redshifts however have...

Protein interactions, targeted drug design, and pharmacogenetics - Prof. Timothy Palzkill

submitted by: ralanharris

Identifying protein interactions suitable for therapeutic intervention. Design of short peptides and peptidomimetics. Pharmacogenetics. Part of the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.

Protein interaction networks - Prof. Yin Liu

submitted by: ralanharris

Inference of gene modules and protein interaction networks using using synthetic lethality method (e.g., Pan X et al, Cell 124 1069-1081, 2006) the yeast-two-hybrid method and homology with model organisms. Part of the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.

Harmonic Cloud Patterns on Jupiter

submitted by: RayTomes

Regularly spaced clouds appear in Jupiter's belts, sometimes white spots and sometimes swirling waves. A polar projection of Jupiter, made by NASA from the 2000 flyby, allows accurate testing of the hypothesis that these waves form as predicted by the Harmonics Theory. It is found that expected strong harmonics 12, 24 and 72 are present.

Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors

submitted by: Michael Baker
Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate GR, a cartilaginous fish, there is a...
Authors: Michael e Baker, Charlie Chandsawangbhuwana, Noah Ollikainen