Chemistry of life and death with Nick Lane
This episode is with Nick Lane. Nick is a professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry at University College London. He is an author of several books like Power, Sex, Suicide; Life ascending and the Vital question. His latest book is Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death.
Here we talk about What is life?, Life as an information, importance of Krebs cycle, How did the life start?, consciousness, chronic diseases like cancer and process of ageing.
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00:01:50 Is 'What is life?' a right question?
00:05:10 Information view of life
00:08:02 Importance of metabolism for origin of life
00:14:27 Gases giving rise to life stuff
00:24:06 Why life doesn't form in a cola bottle?
00:25:20 Oxygen based life
00:41:07 Respiration in bacteria and mitochondria
00:44:29 Electrical potential on membranes
00:52:24 Membrane inheritance
00:58:04 Krebs cycle and reverse Krebs cycle
01:06:54 Recycling of mitochondria for health
01:15:24 Answering important questions in science
01:18:19 Biology of fields
01:32:11 Reductionism in science
01:35:33 How anesthetics affect bacterial or mitochondrial membranes?
01:45:43 Quantum biology
01:59:05 Lee Cronin's idea of synthetic life
02:01:35 Lee Cronin and Sara Walker's assembly theory
02:05:39 Can we simplify present biochemistry?
02:17:53 Thank you!
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