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“Whence is it that you found the truth, o, Plato? … I know your teachers, although you seek to conceal them: you learned geometry from the Egyptians, astronomy from the Babylonians, you received pious invocations from the Thracians; the Assyrians taught you a great deal. > 1/2
>And, to the extent the laws [you expound] are true and glorify God, you have benefited yourself from the Jews.”

—Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus 2/2
Klement adds that Plato took up the doctrine of the immortal soul from Pythagoras, who in turn had appropriated this from the Egyptians.
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In addition to Alan Turing developing the first modern computers, he also ventured in the realm of mathematical biology.
Turing patterns explain how patterns can emerge from seemingly homogeneous or random systems. See next (1/3)
#Science #Math #Biology
By solving Reaction–diffusion equations, he showed how patterns in nature can arise, such as stripes, spots, and spirals. Turing patterns have been observed in the formation of the coat patterns of animals such as zebras, leopards, and many more! (2/3)
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#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

"Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are...…
#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

...more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental."
#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

"The findings have both social and personal implications, says Bodenhausen. “It’s become commonplace to use CONSUMER as a generic term for people,” in the news or...
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#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

You just have to love articles like this. The title will tell you that the reason is "worry about recession", but there is no actual evidence...…
#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

...that is truly the reason.

" 'Consumers MAY be showing early signs of pulling back spending in the face of high prices and rising interest rates,' said Ataman...
#biology #iwasanenglishmajor #Lightfall #RareDiseaseDay #studentloanforgiveness #LevelUp2023 #TuesdayThoughts

...Ozyildirim, senior director of economics at the board."

But we are speaking about run of the mill economists here that regularly get things wrong.
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Mitochondria are essential to our overall health and well-being. In addition to producing energy, they regulate many critical processes in the body. (1/11) #mitochondria #energy #health
Mitochondria play a key role in the production and regulation of neurotransmitters. They also help produce key hormones like cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone. (2/11) #mitochondria #hormones #neurotransmitters #neurotwitter
Mitochondria are involved in epigenetics, which is the expression of #genes from the nucleus. They send signals to the nucleus that turn genes on or off. (3/11) #epigenetics #genes #mitochondria
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⭐️The words “male” and “female” should be phased out in science because they reinforce ideas that sex is binary, scientists have suggested.
1. The terms were gathered as part of the EEB (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Language Project, founded by a collaboration of scientists in the US and Canada who claim some terminology is not inclusive, and could be harmful.
#Gender #culture
2. The initiative, the EEB Language Project was launched by like-minded scientists across the United States and Canada, including three University of British Columbia researchers—Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor, Dr. Alex Moore and Dr. Danielle Ignace.
#Gender #Male #Female #Culture #Biology
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📚 The Selfish Gene

by Richard Dawkins

Worth reading for its thought-provoking and influential perspective on #evolution, which challenges traditional views and highlights the importance of genes in shaping life.

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"The Selfish Gene" argues that genes, not organisms, are the fundamental unit of evolution.
According to Dawkins, genes are "selfish" because they seek to replicate themselves, even if it means sacrificing the well-being of the organism.

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This perspective challenges traditional views of evolution, which often focus on the survival of individual organisms or species.

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Ageing: an inevitable part of life. Right? Perhaps not! Recent research from @Harvardmed (10.1016/j.cell.2022.12.027) suggests that ageing may be reversible. This exciting new research may help us better understand ageing! Thread→
@joanna_kacprzyk #Ageing #Biology #Cells
Ageing is a gradual process which occurs at the cellular level in all living things. In humans, this is marked by physical and mental deterioration. Ageing also increases the risk of nearly all diseases. Though thanks to @davidasinclair, there is hope 👏(1/9).
Research published last month in @CellCellPress looked at the cause and potential solutions to ageing. One primary cause of ageing occurs in DNA, though not in the genes themselves (because that would be far too easy!). The changes actually occur at the epigenetic level (2/9).
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let's talk about the GC cult for a bit, and the nature of their logical fallacies. for their "gender criticism" is in fact illogical, no matter how many times @Docstockk or @bindelj or @FondOfBeetles (or, heaven help us, "biology expert" @jk_rowling) blither about science.

"gender criticism" coexists with all other forms of bigotry, because all forms of bigotry are essentially _the same_: they all depend on the same crucial fallacy.

the fallacy is that a human being has no individual identity beyond a *mere classification of their traits*.

@bindelj, @HJoyceGender, and all the rest of the GC cult leaders sneer at the notions of identity and self-identification because they are fascısts, and they wish to erase individuality from the human population. they want human beings to be regards as parts of a machine.

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The Correct answer is (C)
(1/5)Recombinant vector vaccines are made through genetic engineering. The gene that creates the protein for a bacteria or virus is isolated and placed inside another cell’s genes.
(2/5)When that cell reproduces, it produces vaccine proteins that mean the immune system will recognize the protein and protect the body against it. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
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Learning R is an essential step for practicing Bioinformatics.
Here are 10 resources that will help you with R... 👇🧵

#Rstats #Bioinformatics #Biology #programming
(1). R for Data Science:
Covers various topics for data analysis, visualization and programming with R
(2). An Introduction to R:…

An R manual from CRAN that covers basic and advanced R topics
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Excited to share our new manuscript on a novel #neuropeptide family that regulates #feeding across #evolution. Kudos to @Pat_TFrancisco for tackling this challenging project and coming up with the name @marmite . #homeostasis… 1/22
Also kudos to all our collaborators @TastekinIbrahim @EzraGili @fern1_ana @BartDeplancke @albinojorgemai @alisson_gontijo which allowed us to expand the scope of our study and contributed critical insights. It takes a village 2/22
The sequencing of #genomes has been a major milestone in #biology. We have precise maps of the #genome of animals and we think that we know all the major players. Especially the conserved ones which are so important that most animals have them. But is it really like that? 3/22
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Le climat, les courants et les caractéristiques des espèces contribuent aux premiers stades de la redistribution des espèces marines.
On va en parler dans ce #Thread , vulga de l'article.
#ScienceTwitter #Biology #ecology…
Cette étude est un compte rendu des facteurs à l'origine des premières étapes de la redistribution des espèces marines. Elle fournit des preuves importantes pour l'évaluation de la vulnérabilité des distributions des espèces marines au changement climatique.
Bon déjà les courants sont effectivement très important pour permettre la dispersion des organismes marins. ça facilite ou entrave les déplacements ! Donc un changement des courants (intensité et direction) aura un effet significatif sur la redistribution des espèces marines.
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Are you interested in learning about #bioinformatics and working with #genomic data? Here's a detailed #learning path to get you started:
To build a strong foundation in biology, you'll need to learn about:
The #structure and #function of #cells, including the various #organelles and their roles in the cell. This will help you understand how cells work and how they carry out essential functions such as #metabolism and #energy production.
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The Correct answer is (D)
(1/4)Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) are devices that use bacteria as the catalysts to oxidize organic and inorganic matter and generate current.
(2/4)Electrons produced by the bacteria from these substrates are transferred to the anode (negative terminal) and flow to the cathode (positive terminal). Hence, statements 1 and 2 are correct.
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#Genomics is a rapidly growing field of #science that has revolutionized the way we understand #biology.
It has #applications in diverse fields. From #healthcare and #biotechnology to #climatechange, genomics is leading to some of the most exciting and world-changing discoveries in science and #medicine like:
1. Predicting Disease Risk:📊

Genomics can detect diseases long before symptoms present themselves. Early #diagnosis of a disease can significantly increase the chances of successful treatments like #cancer, #diabetes, #autism, etc.
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Its always difficult to take the first step, its always challenging to dive into a new domain. Happy that all the hard works brought the fruit eventually. Read our work from @RajeshPandeyLab @IGIBSocial @AcSIR_India on #singlecell #multiomics
The story highlights how important it is to understand the effect of #SARSCoV2 even after recovered from #COVID19 and how strength of #MachineLearning can be used for developing #disease #Biomarkers
This was indeed a challenging task, both on #Biology and #Bioinformatics front, but learnt a lot apart from the science part of it, especially #teamwork and #timemanagement.
#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #phdlife
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🧬🧵here is a Twitter thread explaining #Bioinformatics in simple terms:🧬🧵
#Bioinformatics is the field that uses computational tools and methods to analyze and interpret #biological #data.
This can include analyzing #DNA and #protein #sequences, predicting the structure and function of #molecules, and modeling biological systems.
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"Liquid and Solid #Brains: Mapping the #Cognition Space"

Today's SFI Seminar by Ext Prof @ricard_sole, streaming now — follow this 🧵 for highlights:

"Why #brains? Brains are very seems like they are not a very good idea to bring complex cognition to a #biosphere that just needs simple replicators."

"I also want to explore the problem of #consciousness, which is around all the time..."

@ricard_sole Image
Two different views of #evolution:

- Stephen Jay Gould and an emphasis on #contingency

- Simon Conway Morris/Pere Albach and an emphasis on #constraints and #convergence

--> "Replay the tape with different results vs. 'the logic of monsters' & 'life's solution'" Image
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In continuation with the last thread on why cholesterol is an important biomarker in the understanding of CAD, Atherosclerotic disease.
Another Biomarker that is of prime importance is:
L P Little a
"LP (a)" 1/
LP Stands for Lipo Proteins, which are particles made of Lipid and Proteins. LPA is a gene and its concentration varies significantly by ethnicity. Africans and East Asians have many of these genetic structures along with Caucasians. 2/ #health
It is also estimated that Indians are in the same league as well. (Close to 20% of any randomized sample taken in these countries would have LP(a) being higher than the threshold requirement).
Let's come back to the point. So when LPA wraps around #health 3/
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"The 21st Century Question: Emergently Engineering the Future"

Follow this 🧵 today and tomorrow for highlights from our 2022 #AppliedComplexity Network and Board of Trustees Symposium:…

#Web3 #Cities #Polarization #EmergentEngineering #Decentralization
We start with a talk by SFI President David Krakauer:

"Would anyone care to guess why we're so GOOD at building transistors and so CRAP at designing drugs?"

"This thing [points to transistor] lives in a centralized system. This thing [points to cancer drug] lives in US."
"I'm going to pick on economics, because we like to do that at SFI. 'Ooh, look at that cover! So techy. Global, heat maps...' But here's 'Networks' [in the textbook]. THAT'S IT. Here's '#ComplexityEconomics.' NOTHING."
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This is a thread about how anyone can use publicly accessible sequence databases and free software to discover new things about #genomes, #biology, and life on earth.

#Bioinformatics #Genomics #Evolution #Science #MolecularBiology #DNA #Research #DataScience #LifeSciences Image
Genomes are absolutely loaded with complex information, most of which we still don’t understand.

Complete and near complete genome sequences are now available for many organisms.

However, decoding the information in these genomes remains a slow and difficult process. Image
A large proportion of most published genome sequences consist of DNA that is incompletely understood in terms of its evolutionary origins and functional significance. Image
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An Israeli biotech company, Renewal Bio that recently created mouse embryos using stem cells, has announced plans to make human embryos to harvest tissue for organ transplants and anti-aging procedures.

#Stemcells #biotech #biology #Syntheticbiology #Aging #transplant
The scientist behind the work clarified that:
The synthetic embryos were not "real" embryos and did not have the potential to develop into live animals. But that is partly because they don't have the technology, right now, to do so.
He admits to taking his "ground-breaking" technology to the next level and creating human embryos. The purpose is to harvest tissue to be used in transplant treatments meant to lengthen a person's life and health.
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$NTLA and $REGN report initial data from ph1 study of #ATTR for NTLA-2001. All patients across the two doses showed 92-94% TTR reduction at day 28.
#crispr #genomics #genetherapy #biology #biotech
At both dose levels, $NTLA-2001 was generally well tolerated. 2 patients reported transient infusion reactions, which was the only observed treatment-related adverse event.
$NTLA-2001 is an in-vivo administered #genetherapy.
It is one of the first few in-vivo #GeneTherapy being tested. Congrats to the $NTLA and $REGN teams.
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