Science, discussed.

#historyfunfact : Intelligent Design and Rejection of Evolution have a long History on the Education of American boys and girls

One of the many books I am reading right know is called “The Science Education of American Girls” from a historical perspective by Kim Tolley. Though I have found many of … Continue reading

29/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Rate of protein evolution is determined by functional importance and constraints.

After the evolution of DNA sequencing technologies, recording genotype on a large scale has become possible and ever so cheaper too. The the large influx of genomics data resulted in booming research in … Continue reading


Steven Pinker or according to him how evolutionary psychology “explains” the gender gap in science

Welcome to the third installment on the scientists portrayed in Declan Fahy’s book “The New Celebrity Scientists”. Click if you haven’t read the introduction, part 1 and part 2. This week … Continue reading

21/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Experimental reconstruction of a neutral network for a protein-protein interaction

The structure of fitness landscapes — the mapping of DNA or protein sequences to organismic fitness (or a proxy) — is a central problem in evolutionary biology.  Even in this … Continue reading

27/04/2015 · Leave a comment

A Time for Transcription (Factors)

I’ve been postponing this post for a while, hoping to find the time to expand the analysis, but time seems to elude me at present, so I’ve decided to condense my thoughts … Continue reading

30/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Probability of finding fitter promiscuous mutants (Evolvability) as a function of purifying selection

Recently, in an opinion article, Dr. Shelley Copley, had an interesting view on evolvability.. “.. promiscuity may exist simply because it is impossible to exclude all potential substrates ..” Copley SD … Continue reading


Editorial: Mining the #365papers stream

2015 has started under the promising light of the #365papers star. It kicked-off as sort of a challenge, a provocative question that might sound like: do people that build their career on … Continue reading

22/01/2015 · 1 Comment

The dual role of Transcription Factors in protein evolution, revisited

In December 2013, Stergachis and colleagues published a high-profile paper on the dual role Transcription Factors (TFs) might have as a consequence of their binding to protein coding regions. This observation could … Continue reading

15/01/2015 · 2 Comments

No conservation of protein dynamics in enzyme evolution

Today’s #365papers is about the topics of protein dynamics, their role in enzymes and some insights into their role in evolution. Maintenance of Native-like Protein Dynamics May Not Be Required for Engineering … Continue reading

09/01/2015 · Leave a comment

An ‘invincible’ antibiotic that is bound to be defeated

The following paper was published as recently as yesterday, but already caused a bit of a stir on social media. Let’s see why. A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable … Continue reading

08/01/2015 · 2 Comments


Creative Commons License
This blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,560 other followers

All Categories