Tag Archives: Phase transitions at the synapse

Long time no post

Switching to a new computer and a new eMail has been nothing short of a time consuming disaster, not to say expensive.  I should start posting again this week.  See the previous post for why you must continually update your data to keep it accessible.

I do recommend an excellent review article on phase transitions in the cell [ Neuron vol. 109 pp.. 2663 – 2681 ’21 ] which tries to make sense of the chemistry behind it, particularly focusing on RNA.  Unfortunately it is likely behind a paywall.  I have written on the subject a while back, so here’s a link — https://luysii.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/neuroscience-can-no-longer-ignore-phase-separation/.  Now that people are looking for it, new examples are constantly being found.  It’s in chromatin. It’s at the synapse etc. etc.

Now a plea for help.  The hardest thing about shifting my database to Mathematica is finding a way to sort it.  This was no problem at all for Filemaker or Hypercard.  All you had to do was type sort and the programs did the rest.  Well no I have to do it.

Does anyone out there have any ideas what sort of internal data structures are available to keep 22K cards coherent and search them, while modifying them by continuing to read the literature.