Category Archives: Course on Molecular Biology of Oxygen

How Can Dementia Be Prevented?

Majid Ali, M.D. 201-966-0027 Hackensack, New Jersey Don’t Let Your Oxygen Be Robbed. Don’t Let Yourself Be Overdriven By Insulin. Be Oxygen-Wise and Insulin-Smart.   How Can I Prevent Robbery of Oxygen? Breathe out slowly. Walk slowly. Speak softly. Preserve your oxygen-insulin signaling matrix. Try to respect everyone (Just pretend it is so).          

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Predicting the Cause of Disappearing Insects

Majid Ali, M.D. Oxyphile-Oxyphobe Conflicts, Part Two German Insect Biomass Diminished by 80%   If you are a European insect-eating bird, your food supply is diminished by 80%, so informed the journal Science.1 In northwest Germany , the insect biomass collected by monitoring traps in the Orbroicher Bruch nature reserve dropped by 78% in 24 years. Between 1970 and 2002,

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Oxygen Simplified

Majid Ali, M.D. Oxygen Is the Organizing Principle of Human Biology and Governs the Aging Process. To understand health and healing, one must know basics of molecular biology of oxygen and molecular biology of insulin. To understand chronic disease, one must understand inflammation. The Oxygen Models of Health Disease are unifying models with enormous explanatory power—for the study of health as

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Oxyphil-Oxyphobe Conflicts

Majid Ali, M.D. Living Cells that love oxygen do not get along with those who shun oxygen. What might we learn from this for our health?   Our Planet’s Oxyphil-Oxyphobe Equilibrium In the early 2000s, 1 coined the term oxyphils for oxygen-loving life forms and oxyphobes for oxygen-shunning life forms to present and elaborate my concept of Our Planet’s Oxyphil-Oxyphobe

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Earliest Oldest Life on Earth

Majid Ali, M.D.   Dood MS, Papineaau D, Grenne T, et al. Evidence for early life in Earth’s oldest hydrothermal vent precipitates. Nature 2017;543:60-64.   Although it is not known when or where life on Earth began, some of the earliest habitable environments may have been submarine-hydrothermal vents. Here we describe putative fossilized microorganisms that are at least 3,770 million

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Oxygen Loss in Oceans, Marine Life, and People

  Majid Ali, M.D. Course on Molecular Biology of Oxygen  Oxygen is essential to most life in the ocean. An analysis shows that oxygen levels have declined by 2% in the global ocean over the past five decades, probably causing habitat loss for many fish and invertebrate species. Ocean Oxygen Loss Oxygen is the primary nutrient for oxyphilic acquatic life

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Is Less Oxygen Ever Good for Life?

Majid Ali, M.D. A reader asked me the question in the title of this article. It is a revealing question. The Answer Yes, after sudden blood loss, such as in an accident or from a large bleeding ulcer, rapid loss of much blood and oxygen threatens life. The  bone marrow responds by releasing young blood cells to replace the cell

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