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Cell and basic biology

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 15 hours ago

The cells speak: July 17-24
HIV

Editing HIV out of the genome

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40531/title/Genome-Editing-Cuts-Out-HIV/

Complete, free story, image, original reference from The Scientist

Some HIV particles more invective than others

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/all-hiv-not-created-equal-scientists-can-identify-which-viruses-cause-infection?et_cid=4057457&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from R&D Mag.

The big business of the cell

Is cystic fibrosis two diseases?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cystic-fibrosis-might-be-2-diseases/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140719

Full, free article, image from
Sci. Am.

The role of astrocytes in Down Syndrome


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/support-cells-brain-play-important-role-down-syndrome?et_cid=4054895&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Archaic human gene: why the specialized hypoxic response?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-352733.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e2790510b5-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e2790510b5-87291326#.U8gImuNdXzi

Complete, full report, link to original abstract from BioTechniq.

Aging gene?

The cell is fundamental: July 10-17
Genetic program that changes stem cells into blood cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cells-turned-into-blood/81250105/

Full, free essay, image from
GEN

Opposing microtubules

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Microtubule-Tug-of-War/biotechniques-352519.html#.U8BB6dddXzg

Full, free report, reference from
BioTechniq.

Ribosomal genes have alternative instructions in humans

http://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/human-cells%E2%80%99-protein-factory-has-alternate-operating-manual

Press release, image from NSF

The best in cell news: July 3-10


The chromosomes

Have Type II diabetes: blame your grandparents--epigenetics

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/diet-during-pregnancy-linked-to-diabetes-in-grandchildren/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140711

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

1500-year old Down Syndrome case


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25848-oldest-case-of-downs-syndrome-from-medieval-france.html#.U7q9ztddXzg

Full, free essay, image from
New Sci.

Telomerase and aging

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/07/05/aging-too-much-telomerase-can-be-as-bad-as-too-little/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

Genetics

What's behind hypertichosis (=inappropriate hariness)?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-352456.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=32bc2469ea-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-32bc2469ea-87291326#.U7xD6NddXzh


Full, free article, image from
BioTechniq.

Turning on the myelination switch


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/myelination-master-switch-in-brain-stem-cells-discovered/81250047/

Complete, free report from GEN

About 50% of the genes enabling math also help for reading

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/breaking-news-same-genes-drive-math-reading-ability?et_cid=4036351&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Gene protects against Alzheimer Disease


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/protective-gene-staves-off-dementia/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140701

Full, free story, images, reference, all from Sci. Am.

Age-related mutations in mitochondria common

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mitochondria-genetic-defect-20140707-story.html

Newspaper story

Regeneration and modifications

Colony forming cells act as stem cell "buddies"


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/buddy-system-boosts-stem-cell-survival/81250062/

Complete, free report, image from
GEN

Giving GI cells a new mission: make insulin

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gutting-out-a-cure-for-diabetes-human-gi-cells-retrained-to-make-insulin/81250045/

Full, free item from
GEN

RBC's can be genetically altered to carry therapies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/future-soldiers-could-be-protected-against-germ-warfare-by-genetically-modified-blood-cells-9574123.html

Newspaper story

The big business of the cell

Sexual reproduction

http://www.hapsweb.org/?page=WhatsNewInAP

A guide to a full issue on the topic from The Scientist

New findings in cell signaling mechanism

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/new-discovery-living-cell-signaling?et_cid=4034049&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from R&D Mag.

The evolution of the ribosome

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/evolution-lifes-operating-system-revealed-detail?et_cid=4025657&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, images from Biosci. Tech.

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/7.cover-expansion

Free abstracts

Join the CELLebration: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

The big business of the cells

How do cells make ribosomal proteins?


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140623094624.htm

Full, free report, image from Sci. Daily

Estimated human gene set reduced again: 19,000 now

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40441/title/Human-Gene-Set-Shrinks-Again/

Full, free article, links, image from The Scientist

Comparing Alzheimer Disease and Down Syndrome

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/down-syndrome-and-alzheimer-s-disease-have-a-lot-in-common/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140624

Full, free story, image from
Sci. Am.

What's going wrong in Huntington Disease?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/researchers-find-fatal-cellular-malfunction-huntington%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4012498&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

Electricity and cells

Electrical switching due to pressure found in cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/ferroelectric-switching-seen-biological-tissues?et_cid=4012123&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay, image from
R&D Mag.

Taking another look at Miller's classical experiment

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76587

Press release, video from NSF

The cell story: June 19-26
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

Astrocytes: taking out the trash

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/neurons_get_their_neighbors_to_take_out_their_trash

Press release, image from Johns Hopkins

The molecular clock and evolution

http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140619-thornton.html

Press release from Univ. Chicago Med. Cent.

Your best spot for cell news: June 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Chromosomes and genes

Is the Y chromosome on its way out?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-male-sex-chromosome-isn-t-shrinking/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140617

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Tetrameric chimerism


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa013452

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
New Engl. j. Med.

Fingerprint inheritance


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/succession-science-are-fingerprint-patterns-inherited/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140612

Full, free lab procedure from
Sci. Am.

Extreme scoliosis and two uncommon mutations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/severe-scoliosis-linked-rare-gene-mutations?et_cid=3998695&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Mitochondria: not just about ATP synthesis


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Beyond-The-Powerhouse/biotechniques-352247.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=1ca88cc1f2-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-1ca88cc1f2-87291326#.U5nFnNJdXzj

Complete, free report, images, reference from BioTechniques

Journey through brain cell's microtubules

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/06/scientists-take-tubular-journey-through-brain-cells?et_cid=3998695&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, video from
Biosci. Tech.

W
hat the cells are up to now: June 5-12

Stem cells

Light-sensitive retinal cells from stem cell in vitro

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/stem-cells-helps-create-light-sensitive-retina-dish?et_cid=3987646&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Polio contaminating a line of fetal glial cells


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40143/title/Virus-Detected-in-Human-Cell-Line/

Short, free report, links from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Cell movement without actin but using "osmotic engine"


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Cells-on-the-Move/biotechniques-352099.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=8f71a0da90-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-8f71a0da90-87291326#.U5HZkdJdXzg

Complete, free article, references from
BioTechniques

Mediator, the cell transcription machine of many proteins


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-transcription-machinery-finely-mapped-in-3d/81249947/

Full, free essay from GEN

Have you seen this month's FASEB J's table of contents?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/6.toc

Free abstracts

Genetics

Gene-edited CD-4 lymphocytes resist HIV


http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/10/hiv-resistance-genome-editing

Full, free report, links from Wired

He developed the Ames test for mutagens

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40054/title/Mutagens-and-Multivitamins/

Complete, free profile, links from
The Scientist

Cell biology this week: May 29-June 5


The big business of the cell

Disposing of misfolded proteins in the cell

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-tag-team-disposes-of-misfolded-proteins/81249926/

Complete, free article, image from
GEN

Doing mitochondrial research


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39779/title/The-Energizer/

Full, free report from The Scientist

How do cells deal with the "noise" of daily activities?

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140522-inside-the-din-cells-fight-noise-with-noise/

Full, free essay from Quanta Mag.

Taking a peek at the cytoskeleton

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40076/title/Spotlight-on-the-Cytoskeleton/

Short, free item, image, video from The Scientist

Stem cells

Neurons tell stem cells to make new neurons

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/neurons-signal-stem-cells-to-make-new-neurons/81249939/

Full, free essay, image from
GEN

Low power light encourages stem cells to start teeth

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/light-coaxes-stem-cells-repair-teeth?et_cid=3966735&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Genetics

Single-gene error linked to early inflammatory bowel disorder

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39762/title/The-Youngest-Victims/

Complete, free article, link to original abstract, all from The Scientist

Found: gene for blond hair

http://www.today.com/health/scientists-discover-blonde-gene-2D79736774

Short, free item from
NBC News

Looking for those that thrive without manifesting bad genes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/genetic-heroes-may-be-key-to-treating-debilitating-diseases/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140603

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

Maintaining sex determination lifelong


http://www.health.umn.edu/news-releases/male-and-female-sex-cell-determination-requires-lifelong-maintenance-and-protection

Press release from Univ. Minn.

The cell links are multiplying: May 22-June 5


Switching nitrogenous bases in cell differentiation

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/genetic-switching-element-differentiates-stem-cells?et_cid=3955424&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

RBC's in a clot

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40055/title/Image-of-the-Day--Caught-in-a-Clot/

Brief explanation, image from
The Scientist

The Y chromosome has wide-ranging roles


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/An-Elite-Set-of-Genes/biotechniques-351936.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=2aa962fe1d-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-2aa962fe1d-87291326#.U39n7tJdXzg

Free, full article, graphic, references from
BioTechniques

Stem cell work in Lebanon


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Lifestyle/2014/May-22/257317-a-brave-new-world-stem-cell-therapy-in-lebanon.ashx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Newsletter#axzz32SvYwQJF

Newspaper story

Cell news this week: May 15-22

A vesicle full of cell news

HIV assembling

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/05/watching-hiv-bud-cells?et_cid=3947995&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, video from
R&D Mag.

Gene testing proves she wasn't a Titanic survivor

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39761/title/Unsinkable-Evidence/

Full, free piece from
The Scientist

Is this the gene behind the blood-brain barrier?


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/breaking-through-the-blood-brain-barrier/81249872/

Short, free report from GEN

Brain injuries in preemies is genetic

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/risk-brain-injury-genetic?et_cid=3948723&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The mighty mitochondrion

Mitochondrial study: were they really The First Nations? Yes.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/breaking-news-genes-may-verify-earliest-american-inhabitants?et_cid=3942747&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Why shouldn't paternal mitochondria be passed along too?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/05/where-have-all-mitochondria-gone?et_cid=3942565&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

What about those cells: May 8-15

Stem cells

Safe and effective: stem cells for strokes

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25541-first-stem-cell-trial-for-stroke-shows-lasting-benefits.html#.U3EdiNJdXzg

Complete, free report from
New Sci.

Embryonic stem cell of mouse


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39930/title/Image-of-the-Day--Nanotube-Nursery/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

A vesicle of cell news

Why no endocytosis during mitosis?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39784/title/Inactive-Actin/

Full, free report, images, link to original article, all from
The Scientist

Worried about Ebola hemorrhagic fever?


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1405314?query=TOC

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
New Engl. j. Med.

Why is multiple sclerosis more common in women?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/why-ms-more-common-women?et_cid=3931666&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, images from
Biosci. Tech.

Genes

Dobermans and humans: similar albinism gene

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/mans-best-friend-shares-similar-albino-gene?et_cid=3935709&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Fullest mapping of metabolism genes so far


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39942/title/Metabolism-Mapped/

Short, free note, link to original abstract from
The Scientist

The influence of extrachromosal DNA

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/05/genetic-material-hitchhiking-cells-may-shape-physical-traits?et_cid=3937943&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Gene for long life improves learning and memory too


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/long-lifespan-gene-also-boosts-learning-and-memory/81249847/

Full, free report from GEN


The best in cell news: May 1-8
Thanks to 'net detective Brian Salisbury
Stem cells

Questions about research related to stem cell for damaged hearts


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39866/title/Cell-Transplants-for-Heart-Questioned/

Complete, free story, links from
The Scientist

Scaffolding encouraged skeletal muscle stem cells


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/experiment-grows-new-muscle-mens-injured-legs?et_cid=3914034&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Reprogrammed skin cells become immature sperm cells

Short, free report, link to original abstract and image from The Scientist

Gene expression

Gene expressed in monocytes reflected in Alzheimer disease


http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/alzheimers-gwas-hits-reflected-monocyte-gene-expression

Full, free item, links from
Alzforum

Diet, epigenetics, and maternal diet


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39841/title/Epigenetic-Effects-of-Mom-s-Diet/

Full, free report, link to original research article from
The Scientist

Join the cellebration: April 24-May 1
Genetics and the chromosome

The tough little cell: protects DNA


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/cell-resiliency-surprises-scientists?et_cid=3904190&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from
R&D Mag.

Junk DNA and the failing heart

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/junk-dna-tied-to-heart-failure/81249794/

Full, free report from
GEN

Newly discovered genetic disorder: degeneration of nervous system


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/breaking-news-new-genetic-brain-disorder-discovered?et_cid=3902144&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Regeneration and stem cells

Somatic cell nuclear transfer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39830/title/SCNT-Picks-Up-Steam/

Full, free report, link to original abstract from
The Scientist

Human stem cells become neurons in monkeys


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/breakthrough-human-neural-stem-cells-become-neurons-in-monkey-brains/81249785/

Full, free report from
GEN

Beard transplants

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=7&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/cea51d40-d478-46c3-8846-34f061cba7f2

Free video file from MSN

The big business of the cell

Sodium channel structure

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/new-cell-structure-discovery-could-aid-drug-development?et_cid=3910773&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

What have the cells been up to: April 17-24


Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann

Regeneration and stem cells

Did the oldest woman run out of stem cells?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25458-blood-of-worlds-oldest-woman-hints-at-limits-of-life.html

Full, free article, original citation from
New Sci.

The stem cell debate in USA: what happened and when?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dispute-over-stem-cells-a-timeline/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140415

Full, free article from
Sci. Am.

O negative RBC's grown in lab: transfusions possible


http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/04/14/first-artificial-red-blood-cells-made/

Full, free report, image from
Forbes

Esophagi grown for rats from bone marrow


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39719/title/Rats-Receive-Lab-Grown-Esophagi/

Short, free note, image, link to original abstract from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Nuclei of proliferating cells in embryo


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39771/title/Image-of-the-Day--Expanding-Embryo/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

G-2 protein encourages mitochondrial activity


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cell-division-proteins-pay-their-own-way-energetically/81249764/

Full, free story from
GEN

Looking at differentiation

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-351324.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=beb20dc686-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-beb20dc686-87291326#.U0_-EtJdXzi

Complete, free essay from
BioTechniques

Cell movement

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/researchers-develop-new-model-cellular-movement?et_cid=3891735&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Organ-dedicated immune cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/some-immune-cells-defend-only-one-organ?et_cid=3889721&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Genetics

The Y chromosome: What's up with the little guy?

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/04/y-chromosome-more-sex-switch

Complete, free article, image, links from
Science

Trisomy 21 (AKA Down Syndrome) impacts other chromosomes


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39726/title/Trisomy-21-Effects-Seen-Genome-wide/

Full, free report, image, original citation from
The Scientist

Chrono: the circadian clock gene

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001839;jsessionid=71AE807008EF4DF4955BDD3B848FC576

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
PLoS Biology
.
Cytology this week: April 10-17

Just mitosis

Mitosis in kidney tubules


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39668/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mitotic-mouse-cells/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Mitotic checkpoint

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-351182.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=70c948d368-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-70c948d368-87291326#.U0a9AlVdXzh

Full, free article, images, references from BioTechniques


The big business of the cell

Plague shuts down host cell apoptosis, increase spreaing

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/plague-protein-stalls-cell-death-speeds-host-death/81249748/

Full, free article, image from
GEN

Volume regulated channel in osmosis identified


http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00358-4

Free summary, image from
Cell

Stress and epigentics in the brain and blood


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stress-related-epigenetic-changes-in-blood-mirror-those-in-brain/81249728/

Full, free essay from
GEN

Retinal nerve vessels and cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39689/title/Image-of-the-Day--Rodent-Retina/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Genetics

Rewriting genes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-fix-a-gene-video/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140407

Short, free note, video from Sci. Am.

This mutation may produce some resistance to viruses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/genetic-defect-may-confer-resistance-certain-viral-infections?et_cid=3876643&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.

Reconstruction and stem cells

Regenerating cells in muscular dystrophy? Age matters

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/regenerating-muscle-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-age-matters?et_cid=3882900&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Biosci. Tech.

Implanted vaginae grown from own cells working well years later

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25399-engineered-vaginas-grown-in-women-for-the-first-time.html

Complete, free article, video from
New Sci.

Building new nose cartilage from patient's cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/scientists-grow-cartilage-reconstruct-nose?et_cid=3878834&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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Bone marrow stem cells for stroke victims


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/bone-marrow-stem-cells-may-help-patients-recover-from-stroke/81249731/

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GEN

Stem cell program closing

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nih-stem-cell-program-closes/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140409

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Sci. Am.

Those darned cells: April 3-10
Cells of the brain

Neanderthal genes and lipid metabolism in the brain


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39604/title/An-Ancient-Evolutionary-Advantage-/

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Removing unneeded neuron connections

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/protein-nerves-determines-which-brain-connections-stay-which-go?et_cid=3860152&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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What are the genes doing in the fetal brain: an expression map

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39619/title/Mapping-Gene-Expression-in-the-Fetal-Brain/

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Stem cells and regeneration

Did they really regenerate those mouse heart cells?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39627/title/-Breakthrough--Tough-to-Reproduce/

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The Scientist

You've got mail: encapsulated islet cells to be transplanted


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39625/title/Image-of-the-Day--Special-Delivery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Skeletal muscles grown in lab work when implanted in animal

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/lab-grown-muscle-heals-itself-after-animal-implantation?et_cid=3859983&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Working on telemere elongation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39497/title/Going-Long/

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Cells are fundamental: March 27-April 3


The big business of the cell


Watch neuron growth in real time


http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/technique-captures-striking-video-neurons-mid-connection-n66396

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Stem cells

Stem cells encourage cardiac muscle repair

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/new-human-trial-shows-stem-cells-are-effective-failing-hearts?et_cid=3855470&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Is there an unhealthy work environment for stem cell scientists?


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25281-stem-cell-scientists-reveal-unethical-work-culture.html

Survey and explanation from New Sci.

Looking to stem cells to regenerate articular cartilage

http://www.newstalk.ie/Irish-scientists-grow-closer-to-finding-arthritis-cure

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Genetics

Rheumatoid arthritis genetics

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/genetics-explain-why-infections-trigger-rheumatoid-arthritis?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Can Down Syndrome be transformed?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drugs-may-transform-downs-syndrome/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140325

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Sci. Am.

Rare baldness gene identified

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/human-hairless-gene-identified-one-form-baldness-explained?et_cid=3857767&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free piece, link to research abstract from Biosci. Tech.

Get streaming lectures on medicine and the genome


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Free streaming videos from HMI

The march of the cells: March 20-27


Stem cells

Making stem cells from blood


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/scientists-create-stem-cells-drop-blood?et_cid=3835076&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Stem cells and blood substitutes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-stem-cells-breathe-new-life-into-the-field-of-blood-substitution/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140321

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Will stem cells be the answer for degenerating discs?


http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/degenerative-diseases/news/online/%7Bd6fcf571-0cde-423e-b210-477b8adfd0b1%7D/stem-cell-transplants-may-help-treat-degenerative-disc-disease

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Umbilical cord blood cells can reduce hippocampus neuron loss

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/03/20/usf-study-show-stem-cells-could-help-injured.html

Newspaper story

Genetics

"W" and hairpin shapes in DNA indicate activity state of gene

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39545/title/DNA-Bends-Control-Gene-Activation/

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Is genome analysis the "New Racism?"

http://chronicle.com/article/In-Research-Involving-Genome/145397/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

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Irritable bowl genetics

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/genetic-clue-irritable-bowel-syndrome-found?et_cid=3837537&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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The big business of the cell

Exosomes: reaching out to someone else

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39225/title/Exosome-Tentacles/

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Ribosomal RNA and the discovery of the Archaea


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39213/title/Discovering-Archaea--1977/

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Stay up-to-date with the cells: March 13-20

The big business of the cells

Rescuing the Golgi apparatus in Alzheimer Disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/key-advance-reported-in-reducing-alzheimer-s-plaque-formation/81249631/

Full, free story from GEN

Cells remember substrate, affects differentiation


http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39439/title/Stem-Cells-Remember-Substrates/

Full, free article, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Isn't it time for an honest discussion of designer babies?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/bioethicist-calls-for-frank-discussion-on-designer-babies/81249622/

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Genetics

No fries for me: my genes don't like them!

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fried-food-more-dangerous-if-you-have-wrong-genes-n55881

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Gene related to obesity


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39423/title/Another-Obesity-Associated-Gene/

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Newly discovered gene linked to increased risk of heart attack

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-technique-discovers-new-gene-linked-to-heart-attack-risk/81249626/

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J
oin the cellabration: March 6-13
Thanks this week to 'net detective Dee Silverthorn
Renewal and aging

"Neuron corona:" axons spread out from embryonic stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39408/title/Image-of-the-Day--Neuron-Corona/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist


Neuron damage rapid 10-20 years before Alzheimer symptoms

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/inherited-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-damage-greater-decades-symptoms-appear?et_cid=3810082&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Ux89FtJdXzg

Complete, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.


Stem cells in small intestine crypt


http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39333/title/Image-of-the-Day--Intestinal-Assembly-Line/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Standards proposed for stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/reject-study-sets-sights-on-substandard-stem-cells/81249594/

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Reversing differentiation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39241/title/A-Twist-of-Fate/

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Stem cell researchers asking to withdraw the acid-bath study

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020104579430600241800532?mod=dist_smartbrief

Newspaper story


The big business of the cell

BRCA-1 gene protects against diabetes and obesity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/breast-cancer-gene-protects-against-obesity-diabetes?et_cid=3818885&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UyDD89JdXzg

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Biosci. Tech.

Editing T-cell genes to increase HIV resistance

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-editing-technique-boosts-patients-hiv-resistance/81249588/

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A theoretical look at cytoskeletons


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/03/cell%E2%80%99s-skeletons-get-closer-look?et_cid=3806611&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Importance of protein synthesis regulation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/low-rate-of-protein-synthesis-in-stem-cells-critical-to-their-function/81249602/

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Surface-to-volume experiment


http://www.flinnsci.com/documents/demopdfs/biology/bf10110.pdf

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