Author Archives: BrainiYak

Piled assumptions indicate that the ice ages of 80 and 50 million years ago — were caused by tectonic plates collision — and the associated push up of marine rock into tropical conditions — that exposed this rock to warm-wet weathering — a process that chemically sopped carbon dioxide up — thereby causing both climatic coolings Comments Off on Piled assumptions indicate that the ice ages of 80 and 50 million years ago — were caused by tectonic plates collision — and the associated push up of marine rock into tropical conditions — that exposed this rock to warm-wet weathering — a process that chemically sopped carbon dioxide up — thereby causing both climatic coolings

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Oliver Jagoutz, Francis A. Macdonald, and Leigh Royden, Low-latitude arc–continent collision as a driver for global cooling, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS], DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1523667113 (early edition, 18 April 2016) Citation — to press release Jennifer Chu, Study: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice […]

OSMR cytokine receptor appears to play a critical role — in promoting gliobastoma multiforme brain cancer — in a mouse model Comments Off on OSMR cytokine receptor appears to play a critical role — in promoting gliobastoma multiforme brain cancer — in a mouse model

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Arezu Jahani-Asl, Hang Yin, Vahab D Soleimani, Takrima Haque, H Artee Luchman, Natasha C Chang, Marie-Claude Sincennes, Sidharth V Puram, Andrew M Scott, Ian A J Lorimer, Theodore J Perkins, Keith L Ligon, Samuel Weiss, Michael A Rudnicki, and Azad Bonni, Control of glioblastoma tumorigenesis by feed-forward […]

Is Amazonian biodiversity loss being underestimated? — a before and after dung beetle study suggests so — but its reasoning is quantitatively questionable Comments Off on Is Amazonian biodiversity loss being underestimated? — a before and after dung beetle study suggests so — but its reasoning is quantitatively questionable

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Filipe França, Julio Louzada, Vanesca Korasaki, Hannah Griffiths, Juliana M. Silveira, and Jos Barlow, Do space-for-time assessments underestimate the impacts of logging on tropical biodiversity? An Amazonian case study using dung beetles, Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12657 (early view, 22 April 2016) Citation — to press […]

Illustrating the difficulties inherent in distinguishing between no longer existing species — supposedly separate mammoth species may have interbred — thereby indicating that they were not actually genetically separate Comments Off on Illustrating the difficulties inherent in distinguishing between no longer existing species — supposedly separate mammoth species may have interbred — thereby indicating that they were not actually genetically separate

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Hendrik Poinar,  Ross MacPhee, Jake Enk, Alison Devault,  Chris Widga, Jeff Saunders, Paul Szpak, John Southon, Jean-Marie Rouillard, Beth Shapiro, Brian Golding, Grant Zazula, Duane Froese, and Dan Fisher, Mammuthus Population Dynamics in Late Pleistocene North America: Divergence, Phylogeography and Introgression, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, DOI: […]

Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances Comments Off on Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Mar Gacias, Sevasti Gaspari, Patricia Mae-Santos, Sabrina Tamburini, Monica Andrade, Fan Zang, Nan Shen, Vladimir Tolstikov, Michael A Kiebish, Jeffrey L Dupree, Venetia Zachariou, Jose C Clemente, and Patrizia Casaccia, Microbiota-driven transcriptional changes in prefrontal cortex override genetic differences in social behavior, eLife, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.13442 (20 April […]