Transposable DNA elements – Part 3 TEs and and other key mechanisms of evolution: incRNAs, A to I editing, alternative splicing and exonization

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By Vince Giuliano, with inspiration by Jim Watson                   Image source:  “These clusters of cells are 1 billion years old, the oldest to appear in freshwater/land ecosysems   Credit: Oxford University/Martin Brasier ”  … Continue reading

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Transposable DNA elements –- Part 2: The Self-copy Machines in Your Genes

By James P Watson with editorial and some content contribution by Vince Giuliano This is the second blog entry in a three-part series concerned with transposable DNA entries (TEs).  The Part 1 entry focused on basics of what TEs are, … Continue reading

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Transposable DNA elements – Part 1: basics and importance

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By Vince Giuliano, inspired by interaction by James P. Watson This is the first blog entry in a three-part series concerned with transposable DNA entries (TEs).  It focuses on basics of what TEs are, why they are important for us … Continue reading

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G-qaudruplexes

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By James P Watson with editorial help and selected contributions by Vince Giuliano Image source Human telomeric G-quadruplex structure  Introduction by Vince Giuliano If you are new to G-quadraplexes, I can appreciate reader resistance to confronting the intellectual challenge of … Continue reading

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The top 21Benefits of Meditation

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By James P Watson, with editorial assistance and comments by Vince Giuliano and Melody Winnig Initial  comments – by Vince Giuliano This blog entry is about thoroughly documented health and possible longevity benefits of meditation, quite apart from possible spiritual … Continue reading

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Digital Health Part 4: Heart rate stress biomarkers derivable from smart watch data

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  By Vince Giuliano This blog entry focuses deeper on personal research I have been doing on specific constitutional stress biomarkers derivable from measurements by a smart watch, a Basic Peak in my case.  I described the stress biomarkers and … Continue reading

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Part 4 of the NAD world: the NQ01 gene, the Warburg effect, SIRT 1 and inflammation, and possible interventions

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By James P Watson with contributions and editorial assistance by Vince Giuliano This Part 4 blog entry goes even further into the extended NAD story, examining important subtopics: The ratio NAD+/NADH in cells and the body, which may be as … Continue reading

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30 Major Factors that Control SIRT1 Expression, SIRT1 Activity, and SIRT1-mediated Aging. Part 3 of the series NAD+ an emerging framework for health and life extension

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  By James P Watson with comments and editorial assistance by Vince Giuliano Introduction by Vince Giuliano: This is the third blog entry in the series NAD+ an emerging framework for health and life extension.  The first two entries were  … Continue reading

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A simple, comprehensive plan to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases – Part 1: The Plan

By James P Watson, with contributions and editorial assistance by Vince Giuliano  INTRODUCTION AND OVERALL PRINCIPLES This is the first of a pair of blog entries concerned with dementias – neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and its cousins.  This … Continue reading

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Digital health – health and fitness wearables, Part 3: Heart Rate Variability: Principles and Science and Practical Measuring Devices

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By James P Watson with contributions and editorial assistance by Vince Giuliano This is the third blog entry related to electronic wearable devices capable of making personal behavioral and physical parameter measurements that bear on health and wellness and likely … Continue reading

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