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  • starokadomskyy 5:15 pm on December 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Can microbes incline people to religion? My comment on the hypothesis 

    Our body harbors hundreds of microbial species and contains many more bacterial than human cells. These microbes are not passive riders but rather a vital component of the organism. The human microbiota affects our health in multiple ways, both positively and negatively. One of the new attractive directions in microbiome biology is the “microbiome-brain axis”. Several groups of researchers have described the ability of the gut microbiota to communicate with the brain and thus modulate human behavior. These limited experimental data became the foundation of the “biomeme hypothesis” of possible microbial origin of some religious rituals that has recently appeared in Biology Direct.


    In my recent article I propose a critical analysis of this hypothesis. I conclude that there is no evidence of the microbial origin of religious practices but there are strong indications of their psychological and social roots. Please, enjoy the reading – “Microbes on the edge of Occam’s razor“.

  • starokadomskyy 9:46 pm on June 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Autophagy and Protophagy 

    We would like to draw your attention to our new article “A bird’s-eye view of autophagy” that is published in “Autophagy”. The article discuss about some shared principles of self-consumption within a live matter. We hope that you will enjoy this paper.

    Autophagy is a process in which a eukaryotic (but not prokaryotic) cell destroys its own components through the lysosomal machinery. This tightly regulated process is essential for normal cell growth, development, and homeostasis, serving to maintain a balance between synthesis and degradation, resulting in the recycling of cellular products. Here we try to expand the concept of autophagy and define it as a general mechanism of regulation encompassing various levels of the biosphere. Interestingly, one of the consequences of such an approach is that we must presume an existence of the autophagic processes in the prokaryotic domain.

    Full article




  • starokadomskyy 4:02 pm on January 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    On the roof of UTSW parking lot 

  • starokadomskyy 5:22 pm on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Thinking about a new job? Here is a tip! 

    Here is a bigger copy.

    • 4:58 pm on January 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I was basically hunting for ideas for my site and came across your
      own post, “Southwestern Blot”, do you really mind if I personally work with a handful of of your concepts?

      Thanks a lot -Wilhemina

    • Peter 6:46 pm on January 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      you are welcome )

  • starokadomskyy 1:14 pm on May 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Rare animals video 

  • starokadomskyy 11:18 pm on May 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Real Psychos 

  • starokadomskyy 2:48 pm on April 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Overview of Immune System 


  • starokadomskyy 3:57 pm on March 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Standard situation 


    Picture from Invitrogen

  • starokadomskyy 2:28 pm on February 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Why does tea change color when lemon is added to it 

    The color of regular tea is depend from pH of water. Tea changes its color, if you rise or up the pH by the vinegar (or the lemmon) and soda. You can repeat this experiment dozen times. Enjoy!

  • starokadomskyy 10:52 pm on February 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Digital Flight 

    Markus Fischer and his model of a seagull. Amazing:


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