Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Ian Frazier: Can the Horseshoe Crab Be Saved? : The New Yorker

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014



The horseshoe crab is half a billion years old, but its existence may be threatened.


Can the Horseshoe #Crab Be Saved? Its blue, Cu-based blood contains #LAL which acts as a sensor for bacterial toxins

Rare tRNAs driving protein folding paper

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The gist is that it is important for protein folding to choose optimal and non-optimal synonymous codons, at different locations.

An interesting paper! Nice to see codon usage revisited again. Another revisiting of codons (my own) is at

Evolutionary conservation of codon optimality reveals hidden signatures of cotranslational folding
Sebastian Pechmann & Judith Frydman
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 20, 237–243 (2013) doi:10.1038/nsmb.2466

Attack of the Mutant Pupfish | Wired Science |

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Obama Energy Policy Now Begins With Bountiful Supplies, Not Scarcity –

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

U.S. Redraws World Oil Map
Shale Boom Puts America on Track to Surpass Saudi Arabia in Production by 2020

Spark Socket Connects Your Regular Old Light Bulbs to the Internet | Gadget Lab |

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Power politics in Japan: A silent majority speaks | The Economist

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012