“you got a fuckin problem buddy?”
How Life May Have First Emerged On Earth: Foldable Proteins in a High-Salt Environment
Professor Michael Blaber and his team at the Florida State University College of Medicine produced data supporting the idea that 10 amino acids believed to exist on Earth around 4 billion years ago were capable of forming foldable proteins in a high-salt (halophile) environment. Such proteins would have been capable of providing metabolic activity for the first living organisms to emerge on the planet between 3.5 and 3.9 billion years ago.
“The current paradigm on the emergence of life is that RNA came first and in a high-temperature environment,” Blaber said. “The data we are generating are much more in favor of a protein-first view in a halophile environment.”
The results of Blaber’s three-year study, which was built around investigative techniques that took more than 17 years to develop, are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
I might have to check with google first
i wish my dresser was the same height as my desk so i can easily access the rest of my stuff like this comic book i have been meaning to read for a couple of weeks, but won’t because i only get in the mood when i am sitting here, which makes it out of reach. i once listened to heavier things on repeat a few years ago on the way to NYC from DC, and once i arrived the only thing i wanted was to stay on that train forever. even now i look back to those 4 hours of disconnection with a heavy and sad heart knowing that i will never be able to replicate it.