How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations
June 13, 2019
by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]
Crossing Guard Found in Mitochondrial Membranes
June 3, 2019
This is no ordinary crossing guard. It also acts as a bouncer or cop when bad proteins try to clog up the channel.
Darwin Report Card, continued: How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?
February 7, 2018
Darwinism is useful in one demonstrable way: it keeps thousands of biologists employed in the business of evidence-free speculation.
How Well Do Evolutionists Understand Endosymbiosis?
February 16, 2016
The theory that early cells engulfed microbes that became mitochondria is often presented overconfidently.
Cell Biologists Use Machine Language
October 23, 2014
This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.
How Explanatory Is Evolutionary Theory?
October 18, 2014
Darwinians make big boasts about their theory as the central organizing principle in biology, but what does it actually explain?
Marvelous Machines That Keep You Running
October 5, 2013
Here are just a few of the recent reports describing the intricate biological machines on which life depends.
You've Got Quality Control
July 16, 2013
What could identify intelligent design more than the discovery of "quality control"? Your cells employ QC every day.
Mighty Mitochondria Conduct Energy Exquisitely
October 7, 2011
None of us could live without mitochondria. These are the power centers ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells. They contain molecular machines in factories whose jobs are to generate and conduct electrical currents. The currents run turbines that packetize the energy in molecules of ATP, which are then used by most processes in the cell. New discoveries continue to fascinate scientists with how mitochondria work. Some scientists use their energy to find ways Darwinian evolution could build the machinery of life.