Physics of Biology

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[2] viXra:1508.0286 [pdf] submitted on 2015-08-26 18:49:31

The Orch OR Theory of Consciousness and Information Theory: Limits on the Speed of Switching of Quantum States allow Coherence over the Length Scales of Cellular Biology

Authors: Simon WW Manley
Comments: 6 Pages.

The theory of Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch OR) can be reformulated using the Margolus-Levitin Theorem of conventional quantum mechanics, thereby preserving the essential predictions of Orch OR without invoking a theory of Quantum Gravity which still awaits satisfactory development. Further, we demonstrate that, at the energies encountered in biology, quantum states cannot evolve quickly enough to preclude causal interactions over length scales matching the dimensions of typical cells. The facile inference, often drawn, that decoherence of a quantum state in a heat bath at biological temperatures is too rapid to permit significant quantum effects is thereby shown to be fallacious.
Category: Physics of Biology

[1] viXra:1508.0077 [pdf] submitted on 2015-08-11 03:41:37

On the Question of Free-Radical Theory of Human Aging. \\ К вопросу о свободнорадикальной теории старения человека.

Authors: Mark M. Grinshtein
Comments: Pages. in Russian

The article presents the results of studies confirming the inconsistency of the "free radical theory of aging." It proves the genic-viral etiology of this process and the role of antioxidants in slowing down the aging process. \\ В статье приведены результаты исследований, подтверждающие несостоятельность свободнорадикальной теории старения». Доказана генно-вирусная этиология этого процесса, а также роль антиоксидантов в замедлении процессов старения.
Category: Physics of Biology