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Cytology now: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016

Cytology now: Aug. 24-31

Thanks to 'net detectives Larry Young and Nina Zanetti

Nervous system cells

Astrocytes and obesity

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-players-in-the-obesity-puzzle-the-brain-s-glial-cells/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160824

Complete, free report, links, images from Sci. Am.

Hypothalamic cell channels detect temperature

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/08/24/science.aaf7537

Free abstract from Science

Around and about the nucleus

Telomere repair in real time

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mending-of-chromosomal-split-ends-seen-in-real-time/81253117/

Full, free story, image from GEN

The genetics of facial appearance

http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006149

Complete, free report, images, linked cites. from PLoS gen.

Like coffee? It's genetic

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/coffee-consumption-tied-to-your-dna/81253128/

Full, free essay from GEN

Male genital histology

Histological differences in mouse testis after vasectomy

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12098658_Histologic_changes_in_the_mouse_testis_after_bilateral_vasectomy

Free abstract from Asian j. androl.

Epididymis histological views

http://www.magscope.com/slidebank/viewfolder.asp?fn=epididymis_mammal&title=Epididymis

Free from Magscope

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Update on cells: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Cells now: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cells now: Aug. 10-17

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

The big business of the cells

Platelets in action

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/lmsu-blh080916.php

Full, free story, images from Eureka alert

Mechanical forces triggering platelet action

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2016/08/15/how-mechanical-force-triggers-blood-clotting-molecular-scale

Press release from Georgia tech.

Working ribosome created in lab

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/rna-world-encore-performed-by-virtuoso-ribozyme/81253098/

Complete, free report from GEN

Fibroblasts turned into neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46806/title/With-CRISPR--Scientists-Make-Neurons-From-Fibroblasts/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Around and about the chromosomes

Looking at epigenetics in the brain

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/351/351ra106.full

Complete, free report, images, linked cites from Sci. trans. med.

Canine fear and aggression genes similar to humans'

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dog-fear-and-aggression-genes-related-to-human-anxiety/81253083/

Full, free essay from GEN

Genes related to alcohol preference in rats

http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006178

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics from PLoS gen.

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Modern cytology: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Modern cytology: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

The big business of the cells

Serotonin receptors v binge eating

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/binge-eating-suppressed-by-serotonin-2c-receptor/81253062/

Short, free item from GEN

Astrocytes give their mitochondria to stressed neurons

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gift-giving-brain-cells-are-lifeline-injured-nerve-cells?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=21fda7f9f6-Latest_From_Science_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-21fda7f9f6-104716021

Full, free story, image, links from New sci.

3-D viruses

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/viral-geometry-and-structural-diversity?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=60fc06b1af-BioInteractive_News_Vol_79_08_04_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-60fc06b1af-69325713

Free video from HHMI

Genetics

Gene allowed Neanderthals to tolerate smoke

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099655-tolerance-of-smoke-may-have-given-us-an-edge-over-neanderthals/

Complete, free report, links from New sci.

How do Americans feel about genetic enhancements?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/americans-are-wary-about-body-enhancement-technologies/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160803

Full, free essay, images, links from Sci. Am.

What about the genes behind autism?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46659/title/The-Genes-Underlying-Autism-Are-Coming-Into-Focus/#.V6IxVd2GhBY.facebook

Full, free story, images, links from The Scientist

Expensive potential gene cure for SCID

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-possible-cure-for-bubble-boy-disease-will-cost-665-000-per-dose/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160804

Full, free item, links from Sci. Am.

What are human chimeras and do they really exist?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-human-chimeras-that-already-exist/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

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Superior cell news: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Superior cell news: July 26-Aug. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein and Jon Jackson

Genetics

Overall cerebral cortical patterns are genetic

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetic-factors-sculpt-cortical-patterns/81253011/

Complete, free report from GEN

15 genetic loci linked to depression

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/08/large-study-finds-15-genetic-sites-linked-depression?et_cid=5425501&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5425501&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2flarge-study-finds-15-genetic-sites-linked-depression%3fet_cid%3d5425501%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Short, free item, links from Drug discov. & develop.

What are "human accelerated regions?"

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46643/title/Decoding-Human-Accelerated-Regions/&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=32396902&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ttdmAk1Z26piGtO-BMuyFP4nTLw8vVs1rnwtFoYlgWIyI8xjdO-qStn2G0i-hR6H9m8qs2sISkt3DjOXM949iOzPoTA&_hsmi=32396902/

Full, free essay, links, images from The Scientist

ALS genes found

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3622.html

Free abstract from Nature gen.

The big business of the cell

Why do females live longer?

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(16)30237-6

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Cell

Dolly's clones doing well

http://www.wsj.com/video/clones-of-dolly-the-sheep-age-well/688F959C-4926-42A3-8D32-62F50CE95CC4.html

Free video from Wall st. j.

The trans-synaptic nanocolumn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNhUqhwHDaQ&feature=youtu.be

Free video, refs. from YouTube

Nerve cells

Withered, dark microglia linked to Alzheimer, stress

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099465-mysterious-dark-brain-cells-linked-to-alzheimers-and-stress/

Full, free essay, links from New sci.

Slow G proteins: why those meds. take so long to start

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/antidepressants-slow-to-kick-in-because-of-laggard-g-proteins/81253022/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

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Notable cell news: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Notable cell news: July 19-26

Around and about the nucleus

That Barr body of the inactive X chromosome

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/scientists-untangle-barr-body-inactive-x-chromosome?et_cid=5404982&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5404982&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fscientists-untangle-barr-body-inactive-x-chromosome%3fet_cid%3d5404982%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Genetic doping at 2016 Olympics?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/could-olympians-be-tweaking-their-genes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160726

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Male hormones can stimulate telomere extension

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/growing-old-gracefully-male-hormone-reverses-cell-aging/81253002/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

Autosomal dominant polycystic disease and liver cysts

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-216051.full

Short, free note, images, linked citations from BMJ case rep.

The big business of the cell

Luca, the grandmamma of us all

http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016116.epdf?referrer_access_token=1ZrHOd5zy-uc4OIxCXst-dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MUGiEHcCbkW0uWqU-Z8_VoVX7xGnFSz9mbM_GrJrqWbR75wRPbS31GILzrCHHgc-VpPcfGsMgx1ltZhBOO3sIA_cTo9xCYuXx_CSMapMHAX3RhARaNRMbZWIM0mQPeSSu3l1BjCCO-xRXNfoOlkj_2m-EPXBaUS9eDLHvbjg78UyWanOreF-tSgKhvHAWk8sHU58J3B2-sq3lr63neQ8s1DLTS4qCd0EwXzrZ7j_7bDs6gWj759T0nT4WSVJBZf01YyyuSQUKqG24Ilyr3GchV&tracking_referrer=www.nytimes.com

Complete, free report, linked citations, images from Nature micro.

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Seasonal cells: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seasonal cells: July 12-19

Around and about the nucleus

Viruses caused 30% of human divergence from chimps

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/viruses-are-a-primary-driver-of-human-evolution/81252955/

Full, free story, image from GEN

Zombie genes!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364800.html#.V4brPrgrKM8

Full, free essay, link, refs. from BioTechniq.

Curing colorblindness

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-361853.html

Full, free article, images from BioTechniq.

Motor learning and epigenetics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-off-switch-keeps-motor-learning-on/81252961/

Full, free story from GEN

The big business of the cell

The fat-burning brown adipocytes work how?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/forcing-fat-cells-to-burn-calories/81252904/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Combination therapy restores vision in blind mice

http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.4340.epdf?referrer_access_token=jN8CJCu5JXghHuRPa1Wn6tRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MOsf31ejV6-URWHPqC2WTrKUknljrJ3fiHWBZUjbGNC0DoQjuI_ZrHCM5lL9hBRhcQswFiVG0s3BJ-MhOLhewhBjsADxJx0wCEiSglKXbSpoyu_qY6wsuDzuCLFharMPr33Xz3DwdrKGJc5eprSv5rQT4LVJyLwJG-mrKhW8X6jzpFx8zj6a682bqcEif-6k765j2KYHWCLfHFGnTTOVyk&tracking_referrer=www.scientificamerican.com

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citation from Nature

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Cytology now: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cytology now: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives A. J. Petto and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Stem cells

20 years after Dolly

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/20-years-after-dolly-the-sheep-led-the-way-where-is-cloning-now/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Differentiated cells can regain stem cell ability

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-363942.html

Short, free item, image, links, ref. from BioTechniq.

Genes and immunity

Genes affect individual immune response

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/study-shows-genetic-influences-on-individual-immune-responses-to-pathogens/81252908/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

Epigenetics and autoinflammation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/07/epigenetic-mechanism-identified-development-autoinflammatory-diseases?et_cid=5385880&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5385880&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fepigenetic-mechanism-identified-development-autoinflammatory-diseases%3fet_cid%3d5385880%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

Inheritance

Genes linked to Type II diabetes mostly known

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/type-2-diabetes-risk-genes-mostly-known-mostly-common/81252944/

Full, free item from GEN

Mitochondrial and nuclear genomes can clash

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/healthy-aging-more-doubtful-if-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-genomes-clash/81252924/

Complete, free report from GEN

Epigenetic heritability and obesity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/clues-to-obesity-s-missing-heritability-found-in-overlooked-rdna-epigenetics/81252929/

Full, free story from GEN

Protein-DNA interactions

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00905

Short note, image from J. phys. chem.

The chromosomes

Nettie Stevens discovered X, Y chromosomes--no credit!

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/7/12105830/nettie-stevens-genetics-gender-sex-chromosomes

Full, free essay, image, links, video from Vox

Sex testing of female super athletes

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-humiliating-practice-of-sex-testing-female-athletes.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

Full, free article from NY times

How long is that telomere?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/method-detects-telomere-length-research-cancer-aging?et_cid=5369632&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5369632&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fmethod-detects-telomere-length-research-cancer-aging%3fet_cid%3d5369632%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, links from R&D mag.

Down and dementia

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(16)30082-5/fulltext?utm_source=USnewsletter64&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Free editorial from Lancet

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Cell news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Cell news: June 24-July 5

Thanks to 'net detective Linda Moussakova

Destruction of paternal mitochondria

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/06/22/science.aaf4777

Free abstract from Science

Nucleosome proteins facilitate gene expression

http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/21/core-proteins-exert-control-over-dna-function-2/

Press release, images, links from Rice U.

Optogenetics light up cells!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/optogenetics-lights-up-therapeutic-neuroscience/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160629

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Poetry about a genome!

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/poetry-for-the-apocalypse

Complete, free report, images from Am. sci.

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Cytology now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cytology now: June 17-24

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Around and in the chromosome

How old is the human Y chromosome?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23240-the-father-of-all-men-is-340000-years-old/?cmpid=EMP%7CNSNS%7C2016-1906-GLOBAL-maywk3_dads%7Cfatherofallmen&utm_medium=EMP&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=MayWk3_Dads&utm_content=fatherofallmen

Complete, free report, image, links from New sci.

Tuning gene expression

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364734.html

Full, free item, image, refs. from BioTechniq.

Epigenetics and pain

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetics-shown-to-play-a-key-role-in-chronic-pain/81252861/

Full, free essay from GEN

Watch the genes jump!

https://physics.illinois.edu/news/story.asp?id=17784

Press release, video, images from U. Ill/U-C

Look at the DNA, understand past epidemics

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304011211_New_methods_for_investigating_past_epidemicsarchaeology_paleopathology_ancient_DNA

Free abstract from Res. gate

 The big business of the cell

Stem cells restore memory functions in hippocampus

http://stemcellstm.alphamedpress.org/content/early/2016/05/18/sctm.2015-0270.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, refs. from Stem cells trans. med.

About the zinc-iron transporters

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/molecular-map-marks-the-spot-for-zinc/81252855/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

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