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Cell storm: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Cells of summer: July 5-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks to web detectives A.J. Petto, Patti Valella, Ashlie Blinn, Carrie Dollar, Kenneth Long, Kevin Patton, and Kerrie Hoar

In the nucleus

Identical twins? Not so much

http://www.ninjajournalist.com/entertainment/identical-triplets-dna-test/

Full, free blog, images: Ninja Journalist

Retaining DNA after sex?

http://www.snopes.com/women-retain-dna/

Free website: Snopes

The night owl gene

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/night-owl-scientists-identify-a-gene-that-may-be-keeping-people-up-at-night/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20170714

Full, free item: Sci. Am.

Chromosomes changing loop patterns during cell cycle

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/music-of-the-genes-rises-from-the-cell-cycle/81254612?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170706

Complete, free report, image: GEN

Need virtual microscopy?

Classified list

http://histology.medicine.umich.edu/resources

U. Michigan

Histo- and pathology

https://virtualmicroscope.iime.cloud/

Free site from NYU

The cell membrane

How do you set-up for a dialysis tubing demo for osmosis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3mqR4iuCm8

Free video: YouTube

Gummy bears and celery: demo of osmosis

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=722&id=722

Free website: Nat'l cent. case study sci. teach.

The plasma membrane game

https://biomanbio.com/HTML5GamesandLabs/Cellgames/celldefensehtml5page.html

Free website

The big business of the cell

Paternal DNA in mitochondria? Yes but rare

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa020350

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: New Engl. j. med.

About the proposed Charley Gard therapy

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/5-things-to-know-about-the-experimental-therapy-for-charlie-gard/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20170717

Full, free item, links: Sci. Am.

Polarized photomicrograph of cat skin

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49902/title/Image-of-the-Day--Skinning-the-Cat/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=54297399&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Cs1JV6DEQgiLm6QLh4r4kSAgfipKbGz6U2YsRQigKyMh2OGF1Tvzgg35lOtSvtr3_JD3nmCnxyDSYBHUV94yB_xyPow&_hsmi=54297399

Short explanation, image: Scientist

Proteasome failing at its job

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP273607/full

Free abstract: J. physiol.

Fireworks from the microtubules

https://videopress.com/v/78LAPHGu

Free video: Videopress

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The independent cell: June 29-July 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 29, 2017
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The sweet cells of summer: June 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

DNA>protein

Should healthy people's genes be sequenced?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49739/title/The-Consequences-of-Sequencing-Healthy-People/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=53612926&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Iy6obgNJben91_6OfZhwfJ-cnZxQtX5_l9f7xkcJSg48gd4iy95PbunvsZJTFlWNQCa6QSxZXCRmwUWl13fVWGAY1JA&_hsmi=53612926

Full, free essay, links, image: Scientist

Is the human genome completely known? Nope.

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/06/how-single-chemical-bond-balances-cells-between-life-and-death?et_cid=6001259&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6001259&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Humans in the Americas: What the DNA says

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/dna-points-to-multiple-migrations-into-the-americas/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170626

Full, free item, link, audio file: Sci. Am.

Diverse functions amongst ribosomes

http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/fulltext/S1097-2765(17)30361-1

Free summary, images: Mol. cell

Long, non-coding RNA for cardiac scar repair

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/395/eaai9118

Free abstract: Science

RBC's

Rapper, 42, dies of sickle cell disease

https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/21/prodigy-sickle-cell/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Hematopoiesis around kidneys

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1700379?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

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June cells: June 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 15, 2017

Regeneration and stem cells

Gastric chief cells are source of stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49669/title/Stomach-Cells-Change-Identity-to-Drive-Precancerous-State/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=53215223&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_6BJtorQ89Uhk6eQaKXAfOovT9UchnFX_yGHm1h_7tFYvzv5myvgvYmblmyU2EPqjWbNrp78lTVRunCJ-xTz1moE--bA&_hsmi=53215223

Full, free article, links, images: Scientist

Liver cells grown

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49681/title/Image-of-the-Day--Liver-Buds/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=53215223&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9KPvsnp9PAJVXWB7pZW76bgzsU0Ki1cv62z6bcAoBCEAvCol2aZU1NZmNwRYJlKf7H5GDwWdaLwYqizLZFKATxu2Ke2Q&_hsmi=53215223

Free image, link: Scientist

Around and about the nucleus

Does fetal DNA affect mom's preeclampsia?

https://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3895.html

Free abstract, figs.: Nature

DNA and transcribers

http://www.rh.gatech.edu/news/592609/rattling-dna-hustles-transcribers-targets

Press release, explanation, videos: Ga. tech.

Nuclear receptor and muscle regeneration

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/06/nuclear-receptor-plays-role-muscle-regeneration?et_cid=5991658&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5991658&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

The big business of the cell

Long life gene for men

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/6/e1602025.full

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: Sci. adv.

Neutrophils cross blood brain barrier, deliver drugs

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49700/title/Immune-Cells-Deliver-Cancer-Drugs-to-the-Brain/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=53331681&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_MZx2AfFRZSDpf2REwDKDyZjeT1c7fCZJGLSOsLk6WbKdWj-Kb-0UpqxcmaObz11MY4myC4U8xdCPqsc3VLTfjATv3Iw&_hsmi=53331681/

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: Scientist

 Viruses

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/365938#.WUFYW5LytaQ

Full, free slide show: BioTechniq.

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The cells of spring: June 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Cellular thinking: June 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Big business of nervous system cells

Synaptic pruning and the developing brain

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-synaptic-pruning-important-for-the-developing-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170531

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Turning on the memory genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/metabolic-enzyme-moves-on-site-to-turn-on-memory-genes/81254439?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170601

Full, free essay, image: GEN

Memory's ripples: pyramidal cells

http://www.caltech.edu/news/studying-memorys-ripples-49860

Press release, image, link: Caltech

Death to the neurons!

Prions v neurons

https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/05/prion-protein.html

Press release, images: UC/SC

Zika and microcephaly: RNA inhibited

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/05/31/science.aam9243.full

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Science

Sleep deprivation, astrocytes, and the neurons in mice

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132258-the-brain-starts-to-eat-itself-after-chronic-sleep-deprivation/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-0106-GLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links, ref.: New sci.

Microglia and neurodegeneration

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/microglia-s-role-in-neurodegenerative-disease-receives-further-scientific-support/81254432?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170601

Full, free essay, image: GEN

The big business of the cells

Watch the platelet nursery in the lung

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49556/title/Lung-Blood/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52722768&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_NBv0bIV-ZTUCQ6pnLD5lo6Yfc9E6LxfnLDBngjVkl3HxMcuBjPpV1wwDXva-IKewCulv__t47HnlICBROkds3WqE4tQ&_hsmi=52722768/

Free video, link: Scientist

Turning the allergic response "off" with cell therapy?

http://insight.jci.org/articles/view/85742

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: JCI insight

What about brown fat?

https://insight.jci.org/articles/view/93166

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: JCI insight

Molecular struts in myocardiocytes

https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2016/april/mechanics-of-a-heartbeat-are-c

Press release, image, links: U. Penn.

 

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The cells of spring: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Around and about the nucleus

Males parents of eggs: i.e. spontaneous androgenesis

http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/5/170200

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: Roy. soc. open sci.

Is it just genetics that causes cyclops?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/rare-cyclops-goat-born-india-video/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=video_20170518&utm_campaign=Content&utm_rd=16835355955

Full, free essay, links: Nat'l geo.

Lucky genetics: genes and heart disease in Greece

https://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/05/isolated-greek-villages-reveal-genetic-secrets-protect-against-heart-disease?et_cid=5970791&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5970791&et_rid=54713780&linkid=https%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f05%2fisolated-greek-villages-reveal-genetic-secrets-protect-against-heart-disease%3fet_cid%3d5970791%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story: Biosci. tech.

Chromosomal translocation and low WBC count

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1612344?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Non-coding RNA v UV damage

http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30067-3

Free summary, image: Cell

The big business of the cell

Modify macrophages, quicken wound healing

http://crchum.chumontreal.qc.ca/en/news-briefs/healing-wounds-cell-therapy

Press release: CRCHUM

Brain v viruses: apoptosis

http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/brain-fights-west-nile-virus-unexpected-way

Press release, video: NYU

Microvilli and neural tube disorders

http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2017/04/20/fj.201700092R.abstract

Free abstract: FASEB j.

 

Tags:  male-only parentage 

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Rainy day cells: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Various tissues

Podocytes-on-a-chip show nephron functioning

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-017-0069

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: Nature biomed. enginer.

T-cell tentacles

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/lights-camera-t-cell-tentacle-action/81254346?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170512

Full, free story, video: GEN

Epithelium failed to differentiate properly

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1610501?query=TOC

Short, free note, images: New Engl. j. med.

Myelination explained

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49316/title/Myelin-Basics/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52328106&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--FWr7KLl-7mZCxa9ykb9zG8yhQQrgY2ACaRh_s2mwBCO8lin_ByaZ6bHyeE8Svrdyr31lEjVSpuedJRp-5M0YjYB1eeg&_hsmi=52328106

Free video: Scientist

Macrophages robbing T-cells!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/light-fingered-macrophages-caught-red-handed-at-checkpoint/81254338?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170511

Full, free essay, image: GEN

The big business of the cell

Hot, hot mitochondria?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2129849-the-energy-generators-inside-our-cells-reach-a-sizzling-50c/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-1105-oldtemplateGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Block the calcium channels, immobilize the sperm

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/scientists-found-sperms-power-switch-way-turn-off/

Full, free story, links: Wired

Slug neurons help us understand human memory better

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sluggishthoughts.jsp

Short, free item, video: NSF

Where are all those proteins within the cell?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-cell-atlas-shows-subcellular-distribution-of-12-000-proteins/81254359?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170516

Full, free essay, image: GEN

Stem cells

Hematopoetic stem cells for mice, humans in lab

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49441/title/Blood-Stem-Cells-Grown-in-the-Lab/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52094940&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_q81jX77EasCA8NhZatG0WkGhqo_tiyadp5kvYEJTfFAvy77u1giolDwgALTmMZaOVcAvyHYnsRfmwZxfDoaBzmOsjxw&_hsmi=52094940/

Complete, free report, links, image, refs.: Scientist

Olfactory stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49413/title/Image-of-the-Day--Smell-You-Later/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51932564&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VWs-m7GJQjONIspSe3vc-Uj4ABJU0v4cDAOFWq0URPaXOI4A8thvkzAkV-Jse0xqlRLBXoBzyG8lkJ3Ti64GE2cM-2Q&_hsmi=51932564

Free image, ref.: Scientist

In the nucleus

Many newly found genes related to intelligence

http://www.nature.com/articles/ng.3869.epdf?referrer_access_token=CK_f7LLtm6F7HN66w-LfNNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Pmy6k0dO7lHRyE_RU5bAU0iEJ5-jxfI5EcY11VVRZ9HPoy-g3T7iATGztk7Z04FPf7vOVG9H7WHVIlDceV6CCcDFtLHD-nY1OlO8TA9r6Otcy3ZaM6m0HeCSidck4ZZ7Tlbh380VS1gkQYFBmLiRQIkuyHJfMg8aF33XjFsqpVdTW_hVde7qCxlqs8fBcXJNpoxsOUTlNDHccu8aVPEH2g2cUhNor2S2ZNOK2vOZPRd9EzSsTuVRjMN1nHoVqwhqiPUGkva0MONTxcnZsbwZhBohx7uni2DsLG18mwJW5Rf-z3Sp5awMj1ASOnInhNSXIZ3LdCitA0cmuOQxsuUqEaB6pgUC8Q0QLMTm6aJh1rHyWQnNfMm9Pjq17s3VIVlOLILUj3Bzf_UBpqLwqtEKjojFp8-QNLvzqJkgHjIDitH7psZEszt995XEflWgBNRw8w9OafSu9JcofR475-1tlBFFq517RY7YxflK8wP77ORX1eMt1fJlePmGMAVPfbicM%3D&tracking_referrer=www.the-scientist.com

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Nature

More genes related to Type II diabetes found

http://www.cell.com/ajhg/abstract/S0002-9297(17)30151-9

Free abstract: Am. j. hum. gen.

These endangered rats only have one "X" chromosome

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49409/title/Fate-of-Rat-s-Sex-is-Flexible/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51932564&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9hCFn9U-9jDaealLExZB9JxwsigArFDmpUU9hO9ZoAhiKUgKpyRjiB7DDD4vtlTN59KywOjp5OnMcAP3dxM6JEFBevVg&_hsmi=51932564/

Complete, free report, images, links, ref.: Scientist

Telomere length and physical activity

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743517301470

Free abstract: Sci. direct

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Springing into cells: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017
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