Biology and Communication in the Information Age


Rafiqul Islam (Editor)
Dalhousie University, Canada

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000

The information age came with the promise of transparency greater than anything witnessed heretofore by humanity. Of course, transparency is the essence of foresight and knowledge. The hope was for a greater accountability that would follow increased transparency, compelling policy makers to depend on knowledge and foresight rather than disinformation and hidden agendas. Recent events of the new millennium indicate that the increase has been in opacity and disinformation. The information age, often dubbed as the ‘knowledge era’, has become the antithesis of knowledge, however; even its most ardent proponents admit that. Despite globalization, the information age has failed to generate knowledge-based decision-making tools.

The failures of the information age to generate knowledge and remove or attenuate much of the basis of international conflicts are symptomatic of a deeper illness. Science has become the captive of the ‘New Science’ that focuses on short-term, tangible, and status-quo, and doesn’t even allow the real science to face in a direction that would allow the knowledge-model to launch. This science is incompatible with nature, even in competition with nature, and is not even facing the same direction as the science that is needed to increase knowledge — the only process on which rational hopes of discovering the truth may be placed. Consequently, all the promises of the information age have been failing spectacularly. Today, we have medicines that don’t cure, an economy that doesn’t economize, education systems that don’t educate, purification techniques that do not purify, and justice systems that award plaintiffs or deliver discriminatory treatment of an accused depending on ethnic origin, religious belief, or skin colour.

Today, we do collect data at an unprecedented rate, and, yet, we do not process a single set of data with any technique that is truly natural. Today, in the name of simulation, airplanes do not emulate how birds fly, computers do not emulate how the brain computes, cameras do not emulate how the human visual cortex captures and fixes an image, electricity disdains to emulate lightning (insufficiently continuous) or the electric eel (too dependent on the material properties of the receiving medium), commercial ships forego natural sources of locomotion like wind, and submarines do not emulate how fish navigate beneath the water’s surface. If nature is the truth, our New Science must be falsehood. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Changes in Catalytic Activity of Membrane-Bound Acetylcholinesterase of Human Erythrocytes Due to Chronic Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation of Mobile Devices
(Mikhail Shlapak and Sergey Y. Rybalko)

Synthesis and Biological Acrivity of 17-Amino-5á-Androstan-3-Ols
(N.Sh. Nadaraia and M.I. Sikharulidze)

The Universal Mechanics
(Alexandre Yu. Kyrie)

UV Influence on Total Content of Water Soluble Antioxidants and Other Biochemical Markers in Blood Serum of Patients with Alcohol Abuse
(R.L. Poltavskaya, G.N. Tchoupakhina, and L.N. Skrypnik)

Ability of Dihydroquercetin to Inhibit Ozone Oxidation of Fibrinogen
(V.S. Rogovsky, M.A. Rosenfeld, V.B. Leonova, M.L. Konstantinova, S.D. Razumovsky, A.I. Matyoushin, and N.L. Shimanovsky)

Improved Particle Swarm Optimization for Fuzzy Rule Extraction and Membership Function Tuning
(C. Rani, P. Ganesh Kumar, and S.N. Deepa)

Tissue Specificity Study of Bioregulators Isolated from Liver and Lungs of Mammals
(D.I. Malcev, V.P. Yamskova, and I.A. Yamskov)

Marketing Research, Goals, Problems and Objectives
(Abdalnaser A. Jaradat and Kadri S. AL-Shakri)

Study of New Plant Bioregulators
(O.G. Kulikova, A.P. Il’ina, M.S. Krasnov, D.V. Margasyuk, V.P. Yamskova, and I.A. Yamskov)

Architecture of the Software for the Complex Psychophysiological Monitoring
(G. Kilessa, N. Khorseva, P. Grigoryev, and A. Glivenko)

High-gain Koch Fractal Loop Antenna and its Array for Radar Applications
(Mukh Ram, R.K. Yadav, and R.L. Yadava)

A Survey on XOR Based Erasure Codes for Canonical Storage Systems
(Jun Feng, Yu Chen, and Douglas H. Summerville)

Sensitivity of the Murine Liver Lipid to the Low-Intensity X-Ray Radiation at Low Doses
(M.A. Klimovich, M.V. Kozlov, and L.N. Shishkina)

The Influence of the Derivatives of 5-Hydroxybenzimidazole on the Structural Properties of Erythrocyte Membranes
(O.G. Luneva and L.Ya. Gendel)

Study of Membrane Protective Properties of Isobornylphenols on the Erythrocyte Induced Hemolysis Model
(L.N. Shishkina, O.G. Shevchenko, I.J. Chukicheva, and A.V. Kutchin)

Effect of Alkyl Substitute Position and Kind on Phenol Toxicity
(I.S. Belostotskaja, E.B. Burlakova, V.M. Misin, G.A. Nikiforov, N.G. Khrapova, and V.N. Shtol’ko)

Assessment of the Membrane Active and Protective Properties of Isobornylphenols in the Chemical and Biological Model Systems
(K.M. Marakulina, I.G. Plaschina, O.G. Shevchenko, S.N. Plyusnina, I.V. Fedorova, M.V. Kozlov, I.Yu. Chukicheva, A.V. Kutchin, and L.N. Shishkina)

Transformation of High-Energy Bonds in ATP
(G.A. Korablev, N.V. Khokhriakov, G.E. Zaikov, and Yu.G. Vasiliev)

Quantum Modeling of the Kinetic and Chemical Mechanism of the Methyl Acetate Hydrolysis Catalyzed by Chymotrypsin and Serine
(A.A. Turovsky, A.R. Kytsya, L.I. Bazylyak, and G.E. Zaikov)

Atomic Hydrogen Trapping As a Probe of Intramolecular Photoelectron Transfer Mediated by Oxyacids
(O.S. Nedelina, O.N. Brzevskaya, and E.N. Degtyarev)

Formation of Supramolecular Nanostructures Based on Catalytically Active Heteroligand Nickel Complexes with the Assistance of Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonds
(L.I. Matienko, L.A. Mosolova, V.I. Binyukov, E.M. Mil, and G.E. Zaikov)

Damage of Chromosomes and Disruption of Mitotic Activity in Seedlings of Crepis Capillaris by Alkylating Antineoplastic Agents
(Larissa I. Weisfeld)

Change of Some Physico-Chemical Properties of Ascorbic Acid and Paracetamol Highly Diluted Solutions
(F.F. Niyazy, N.V. Kuvardin, and E.A. Fatianova)

Activation of Cereal Seeds by Para-Aminobenzoic Acid
(S.A. Bekusarova, N.A. Bome, L.I. Weisfeld, F.T. Tzomatova, and G.V. Luschenko)


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