Brain Jelly – An Organic, Brain-Like Computer without Circuits or Logic Gates
The human brain is the most powerful computer the world has ever seen. With its 86 billion neurons , less than originally thought (~100 billion, a myth of unknown origin ), the human brain is still at the top of the list and capable of remarkable feats, not only as far as computing power is […]More Info
Flavonoid Thiol Toxicity: What’s in a Group?
Antioxidants are a direct consequence of the highly oxidizing environment (21% atmospheric dioxygen) in which we live on the third rock from the sun. The switch from anaerobic to aerobic metabolism during the evolution of the majority of organisms on this planet not only resulted in a more efficient liberation of energy from glucose (~30 […]More Info
The Proteasome Activator PA28γ and P53: It Takes Two to Tango, but Which One Takes the Lead?
The phosphoprotein p53 was trivially named after the apparent molecular mass it runs on SDS-PAGE, i.e., 53-kilodalton (kDa). Ever since its discovery in 1979 by several groups simultaneously, this extraordinary protein has captured the imagination of life scientists. p53 is likely the most extensively studied protein in cell biological research. To underscore its importance, p53 […]More Info