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Unicorns have five horns, you can turn sea water into silver ingots, the tooth fairy shops at Brooks Bros. and liberalism is the same as fascism according to conservative hack Jonah Goldberg. So I find it shocking that Neo-nazis continue to gravitate to the Republicans side of the political isle, Neo-Nazis rally in Phoenix to support Arizona’s immigration law

That neo-Nazis support the immigration bill should not be surprising, according to the liberal blog Think Progress.

In 2006, the author of the anti-illegal immigration law, state Senator Russell Pearce, forwarded an article by a neo-Nazi group to his friends and associates. Pearce apologized for the email, saying it was a mistake and that he did not read it.

In addition, Pearce(R) endorsed Ready(R), the organizer of the neo-Nazi march, when he ran for City Council in the spring of 2006. In June of 2007, the two worked alongside one another at an anti-immigration rally at the state Capitol.

“The lawyers who are credited with authoring it are employed by an organization that has reportedly accepted $1.2 million in donations from the Pioneer Fund, ‘a foundation established to promote the genes of white colonials,‘” Andrea Nill of Think Progress notes.

While early white European colonists deserve credit for their physical courage they were slow to pick up on basic survival skills in the New World and were not the most self reliant folks.

Change in temperature uncovers genetic cross talk in plant immunity

Special proteins in the plant, called resistance proteins, can recognize highly specific features of proteins from pathogen, called effector proteins. When a pathogen is detected, a resistance protein triggers an “alarm” that communicates the danger to the cell’s nucleus. The communication between the resistance protein and nucleus occurs through a mechanism called a signaling pathway.

“The signaling pathway is like a telephone wire that stretches between each resistance protein all the way to the nucleus,” said Walter Gassmann, senior author of the study and associate professor of plant sciences in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center at the University. “Until now, evidence suggested that, among certain classes of resistance proteins, these wires don’t cross — one resistance protein can’t hear what another one is saying.”

But in a recent study, Gassmann and his MU colleagues — post-doctoral researchers Sang Hee Kim and Saikat Bhattacharjee, graduate students Fei Gao and Ji Chul Nam, and former undergraduate student Joe Adiasor — “tapped” into these lines and found evidence for cross talk between two different resistance proteins

Trying to figure out how to transfer resistance to infection between cells sounds like the kind of abstract thinking that would give a room full of scientists a headache and research grants for years. Yet the plants are doing some kind of thinking at the macromolecules or protein level. Proteins don’t have brains, but they are examining a problem which affects the health and mortality of the plant. They respond by figuring out a strategy at the molecular level to deal with a specific threat. All without the mighty neurons of higher animals.