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Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, 15 hours ago
Updated: 15 hours ago

Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Predicting how the stain works

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42536/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stain-Free-Staining/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist


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The living cell: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, March 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The living cell:  March 19-26

Metabolism

When we first "monkeyed" with alcohol metabolism

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42241/title/Falling-Out-of-the-Family-Tree/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Protein synthesis imaged

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42509/title/Image-of-the-Day--Leader-Cells/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Stem cell to neurons

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/team-finds-key-making-neurons-stem-cells?et_cid=4474424&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Hematopoetic stem cells active too long and anemia

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/enzyme-helps-prevent-anemia-discovery?et_cid=4480810&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

60% of adenosine is altered in RNA in squids

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42517/title/Image-of-the-Day--RNA-Editors/

Short, free explanation, link, image from The Scientist


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Cell news: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015

Cell news: March 12-19

Genes and chromsomes

Male wealth, genes, and longevity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/male-genes-preserve-survival-of-the-wealthiest-legacy/81251045/

Full, free article, graphic from GEN

Some of our genes from microbes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/some-of-our-genomic-heirlooms-have-microbial-provenance/81251033/

Complete, free report from GEN

The folded, spiraling chromosome

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-genome-s-spirals-loops-and-globules-come-into-4-d-view-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150317

Full, free essay, image, link, video from Sci. Am.

Regeneration

Growing new mucosal cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/single-cell-breakthrough?et_cid=4470329&et_rid=54713780&type=image

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

The practice of DNA editing embryos in pipeline

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dna-editing-of-human-embryos-alarms-scientists/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150316

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

The big business of the cell

Cells leading the way to wound healing

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/wound-healing-cells-abhor-a-vacuum/81251036/

Complete, free essay, image from GEN

Inflammasomes in strokes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/scientists-make-surprise-finding-stroke-research?et_cid=4467725&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Neurons in action

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/molecular-mechanism-synaptic-function?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=e42c82bced-BioInteractive_News_Vol_433_17_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-e42c82bced-69325713

Short, free video from HHMI

Mitochondrial dysfunction

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42414/title/Widely-Used-Antibiotics-Affect-Mitochondria/

Full, free essay, links, reference from The Scientist


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New cytology: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New cytology: March 5-12

Genes and the brain

Better understanding of Alzheimer-related mutations

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/upending-alzheimers-theory?et_cid=4446210&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Gene switches and human brain evolution

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/researchers-map-switches-shaped-evolution-human-brain?et_cid=4450305&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Genes and chromosomes

Gene for hyperthyroidism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/researchers-report-new-gene-associated-thyroid-levels?et_cid=4453095&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Genomic clock stays on-time

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tree-of-life-s-genomic-clock-shows-branching-stays-on-time/81251002/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

Where did the slaves come from? Genetic analysis

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/ancient-dna-helps-id-origins-caribbean-slaves?et_cid=4455152&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

Those destructive retrotransposons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42274/title/Wrangling-Retrotransposons/

Full, free article, images, linked citations from The Scientist

Looking into how chromosomes are separated in mitosis

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Cell-Division-Thinking-Inside-and-Out/biotechniques-340364.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=508432241a-synthetic+biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-508432241a-87291326#.VPoedtLF_TQ

Complete, free report, image, references from BioTechniq.

The big business of the cells

Stem cells to treat sickle cell

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/stem-cell-researchers-develop-method-treat-sickle-cell-disease?et_cid=4452950&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Molecular motor to haul cell's cargo

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/scientists-reveal-structural-secrets-natures-little-locomotive?et_cid=4457366&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

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Your cell news: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Your cell news: Feb. 26-March 5

The big business of the cells

Are mitochondra behind Alzheimer Disease?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/new-understanding-alzheimers?et_cid=4435725&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Drug discov. & develop.

HIV from gorillas?

http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL1N0W413X20150302

Short, free story from Reuters

The cytoskeleton and mitosis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cytoskeleton-found-to-trigger-cellular-multiplication/81250973/

Complete, free report from GEN

Epigentics

Epigenetics and family obesity

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356406.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=3afc203c42-Epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-3afc203c42-87291326#.VO8zkdLF_TQ

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.

Epigenetics, PTSD, and the Holocaust

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/descendants-of-holocaust-survivors-have-altered-stress-hormones/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150302

Full, free article, images from Sci. Am.

Only genes

Why mammals are more like dad

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/genetically-speaking-mammals-are-more-dad?et_cid=4443366&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Gene for a big brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/big-brain-gene-allowed-for-evolutionary-expansion-of-human-neocortex/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150302

Full, free story, image, links from Sci. Am.

Genetically engineered T-memory cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/02/newly-found-t-memory-stem-cells-may-be-key-gene-therapy?et_cid=4437659&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Regeneration

Neurons from mouse skin cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/neurons-controlling-appetite-made-skin-cells?et_cid=4440917&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Low stem cell numbers > early male fertility loss

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/early-sperm-and-male-fertility-loss-linked-to-deficient-stem-cell-population/81250987/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

Getting stem cells to go to the right target

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42283/title/Stem-Cells-Phone-Home/

Full, free story, image, reference from The Scientist


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Cells for all: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cells for all: Feb. 19-26

Epigenome map revealed

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/map-of-second-genetic-code-the-epigenome-is-unveiled/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150220

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Epigenetics and peanut allergy

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tracing-peanut-allergy-s-genetic-marks-epigenetic-shades/81250960/

Full, free essay from GEN

Cell fusion

http://ictr.johnshopkins.edu/news_announce/cell-fusion/

Press release, video from Johns Hopkins


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Cells: where would we be without you: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cells: never leave home without: Feb. 12-19

Germs and cells

How do bubonic plague bacteria get to lymph nodes?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/scientists-overturn-dogma-bubonic-plague?et_cid=4412270&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Ebola virus viable for week after patient's death

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/ebola-victims-infectious-week-after-death-nonhuman-primate-study-finds?et_cid=4415510&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How flu viruses hijack cells

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/A-Change-of-Heart/biotechniques-346150.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f63ac33cfc-microbiome-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f63ac33cfc-87291326#.VOOYbdLF_TQ

Full, free item, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Toxoplasmosis can alter human brains

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/common-parasite-could-manipulate-our-behavior/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150217

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Limiting cell aging caused by methamphetamines

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/scientists-limit-accelerated-cellular-aging-caused-methamphetamine-use?et_cid=4414630&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free article from Drug discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

The challenges in trying to grow a heart in vitro

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/A-Change-of-Heart/biotechniques-346150.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f63ac33cfc-microbiome-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f63ac33cfc-87291326#.VOOYbdLF_TQ

Full, free article, references from BioTechniq.

How stable are extracellular vesicles?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/02/measuring-extracellular-vesicle-stability-new-frontier-analytical-technology?et_cid=4413211&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Mouse moms pass bacterial DNA to pups

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/mothers-can-pass-traits-offspring-through-bacterias-dna?et_cid=4420409&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

How flu viruses hijack cell machinery

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/key-blocking-flu-virus-may-lie-cells-machinery?et_cid=4414272&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Genetics

Many papers looking into epigenetics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/two-dozen-papers-probe-the-epigenomic-dimension/81250939/

Full, free summaries, images from GEN

How the diabetes-related gene works

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/research-reveals-gene%E2%80%99s-role-diabetes?et_cid=4006638&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Gene behind irritable bowel syndrome?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/researchers-discover-molecular-trigger-ibd?et_cid=4419669&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Gene switch and autoimmune diseases found

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/link-between-genetic-switch-autoimmune-diseases?et_cid=4420020&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Genetics and cerebral palsy

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/cerebral-palsy-it-can-be-your-genes?et_cid=4412730&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.


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You asked about cells: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

You asked about cells: Feb. 5-12

Cells of the nervous system

Extra DNA in neurons from Alzheimer patients

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/scientists-find-more-dna-and-extra-copies-disease-gene-alzheimers-brain-cells?et_cid=4399330&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

GPS neurons get input in rats

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42095/title/-Inner-GPS--Support/

Full, free essay, reference from The Scientist

Coral snake venom and GABA receptors

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/coral-snake-venom-reveals-unique-route-lethality?et_cid=4408204&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Myelin-producers restored in radiated mouse brains

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shots-brain-cells-restore-learning-memory-rats

Full, free article, link, images from Sci. News

The big business of the cell

Obese moms, mitochondria, and ova

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42131/title/Oocytes-and-Obesity/

Full, free essay, reference from The Scientist

Compressing cells and signalling pathways

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/engineers-put-%E2%80%9Csqueeze%E2%80%9D-human-stem-cells?et_cid=4409067&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, images from R&D Mag.

How cells keep it all together

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/06/16/how-the-bodys-cells-hold-on-tight/

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.

Genetics and epigenetics

Cardiac hypertrophy gene

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-identified-for-those-with-big-hearts/81250904/

Full, free essay from GEN

Epigenetics and fear

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fear-response-may-be-epigenetically-amplified-or-muted/81250914/

Full, free story from GEN

DNA damage can stop repair mechanism

http://news.uic.edu/damaged-dna-may-stall-patrolling-molecule-to-initiate-repair

Press release from Univ. Ill./C.


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Cytology today: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cytology today: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Epigenetics

Chromosomal time bomb?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/is-your-dna-clock-running-fast-you-may-die-sooner-than-later/81250877/

Full, free article, links from GEN

Male metabolism, epigenetics, and the kids

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356406.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=0ac655c2d4-Epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-0ac655c2d4-87291326#.VMpQv9LF_TQ

Complete, free report, graphic, reference from BioTechniq.

Methylation and mortality

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42042/title/Methylation-Predicts-Mortality/

Free short, item, links from The Scientist

In vitro caused methylation to disappear in these cells

http://genomebiology.com/2015/16/1/11/abstract

Free abstract from Genome Biol.

Epigenetic issues with smoking while pregnant

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/study-reveals-more-dangers-smoking-while-pregnant?et_cid=4390941&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Cocaine's receptor can be blocked

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/cocaine-study-raises-questions-about-addictions?et_cid=4397296&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Hair grown from pluripotent stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42005/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stemming-Baldness-/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Transposons and the evolution of pregnancy

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42019/title/How-Transposons-Shaped-Pregnancy/

Full, free story, links, reference from The Scientist

Genetics of motion sickness

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/don-t-rock-the-boat-the-genetics-of-motion-sickness-uncovered/81250883/

Full, free essay from GEN

Ebola is mutating

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31019097

Full, free essay from BBC News

Neurodegeneration

Microglia fight amyloid, may slow Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/immune-cells-are-ally-not-enemy-battle-against-alzheimers?et_cid=4388758&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Air pollution, APOE4, and neurodegeneration

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/air-pollution-hastens-neurodegeneration-in-apoe4-children/81250879/

Full, free essay from GEN

Gender differences in disease frequency

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/protective-brain-protein-reveals-gender-implications-autism-alzheimers-research?et_cid=4396876&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Upper motor neuron degeneration in ALS

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/exploring-upper-motor-neuron-degeneration-als?et_cid=4388511&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Other neuron news

Circadian neurons in mice

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3937.html

Free abstract, references from Nat. Neurorosci.


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Cells for today: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cells for today: Jan. 22-29

Genetics

Missing gene and osteoporosis, aging, more in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41963/title/Benefits-of-Missing-MYC/

Complete, free report, images, reference from The Scientist

Are you related to Ghenghis Khan?

http://www.nature.com/news/genghis-khan-s-genetic-legacy-has-competition-1.16767

Full, free essay, linked citations from Nature

Gene for oligodendrocytes, myelin makers in CNS, found

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/scientists-find-gene-vital-central-nervous-system-development-0?et_cid=4382171&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug Discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Listeria bacteria pass through placental and brain barriers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/placental-breach-mechanism-for-listeria-revealed/81250849/

Complete, free report from GEN

Leaky endothelial cells in hippocampus and Alzheimer

http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2814%2901141-6

Free abstract, video from Neuron

How do neural spines work?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/neural-spines-operate-miniature-neurons?et_cid=4382506&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Thirst neurons identified

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14108.html

Free abstract, references from Nature

Regeneration

A hair raising experience! With stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pluripotent-stem-cells-raise-hope-and-maybe-hair-for-the-bald/81250855/

Complete, free report from GEN

Using patient's mesenchymal stem cells instead of grafts

http://www.inquisitr.com/1787213/stem-cells-could-eliminate-skin-grafting-in-treatment-of-severe-burns-study/

Newspaper story

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