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Cells this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: 21 hours ago
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The newest in cytology: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The newest in cytology: May 13-20

Thanks to 'net detectives Karen McMahon and Heiko-Gary Heisermann

The big business of the cell

Eukaryotic organisms without mitochondria

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mitochondria-we-don-t-need-no-stinking-mitochondria/81252721/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

Watch mitosis in color

https://49.media.tumblr.com/6f3ddb89a593f610237ae4844b5d55ea/tumblr_n7r61nMYMW1qi6qtro1_400.gif

Free video from Tumblr

Androgen reduces telomere shortening

http://www.nejm.org/do/10.1056/NEJMdo005065/full/?query=TOC

Free video from New Engl. j. Med.

Birth defects via epigenetics of sperm

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/blame-daddy-for-some-epigenetically-induced-birth-defects-in-children/81252724/

Full, free essay from GEN

Genes

Gene stabilize atherosclerotic plaques

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cell-factor-promotes-cardiovascular-protection/81252734/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Personalized gene therapy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-very-personal-problem/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160517

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

The genes behind the giraffe's neck

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-giraffe-idUSKCN0Y81TT

Full, free item from Reuters

Is a synthetic human genome in the future?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/science/synthetic-human-genome.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-regionĀ®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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Those sweet, sweet cells: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 06, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Those sweet, sweet cells: May 6-13

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne and Jon Jackson

Inject dead brain with neuron stem cells?

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/biotech-company-use-stem-cells-reactivate-brains-dead

Complete, free report from IFLScience

Genetic overlap: autism and bipolar

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/autism-and-bipolar-disorder-share-common-genetic-roots/81252698/

Full, free story from GEN

Season born, epigenetics, and allergies

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/all.12882/abstract

Free abstract from Allergy

Mitochondria pillow for mom

https://www.facebook.com/scientistafoundation/photos/a.343393152358770.82197.291308750900544/1164262676938476/?type=3&theater

Free image from Scientista found.

Endosomes: cells' Trojan horses

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mechanism-for-escaping-cellular-trojan-horse-detailed/81252699/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

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Cell life: April 29-May 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 02, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016

Cell life: April 29-May 6

Thanks to 'net detective Heiko-Gary Heisermann

In and about the nucleus

High speed views of the pores in the nuclear membrane

https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Nuclear-pores-captured-on-film.html?

Press release (in English), videos, link from U. Basel

How the cell corrects transcription errors

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/how-cell-corrects-errors-made-gene-transcription?et_cid=5265489&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5265489&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fhow-cell-corrects-errors-made-gene-transcription%3fet_cid%3d5265489%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free article, images from R&D mag.

The ethics of gene editing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/pondering-what-it-means-to-be-human-on-the-frontier-of-gene-editing/2016/05/03/a639b3ae-0bbb-11e6-bfa1-4efa856caf2a_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_doudna-735pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Complete, free report, links from Washington post

The big business of the cell

DNA in mitochondria? Still? Why?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-363872.html

Full, free article, images, links from BioTechniq.

Early mitochondrial stress, epigenetics, health benefits

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/early-mitochondrial-stress-alters-epigenetics-secures-lifelong-health-benefits/81252685/

Full, free essay from GEN

Alzheimer and rheumatoid arthritis: gene risk variants

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/genomics-researchers-unveil-road-map-disease-origin?et_cid=5259024&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5259024&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fgenomics-researchers-unveil-road-map-disease-origin%3fet_cid%3d5259024%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

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Cytology now: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cytology now: April 22-29

Thanks to 'net detective Adrianna M. Evans

Only genetics

Genes lending resistance to  many diseases

http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nbt.3514.html

Full, free essay, graphics, linked citations from Nature biotech.

Genetic treatments for sickle cell diseases

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/genetic-treatments-for-sickle-cell/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160426

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Genetic links to myopia

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/new-genetic-risk-factors-myopia-discovered?et_cid=5246302&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5246302&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fnew-genetic-risk-factors-myopia-discovered%3fet_cid%3d5246302%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Genetic markers for drug addiction

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/who-gets-hooked-drugs-genetic-markers-influence-addiction?et_cid=5256895&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5256895&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fwho-gets-hooked-drugs-genetic-markers-influence-addiction%3fet_cid%3d5256895%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free article, images from Drug discov. & develop.

Genes help to explain origin of multicellular life

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genomic-study-sheds-light-on-evolution-of-multicellularity/81252663/

Full, free item, image from GEN

Around the chromosome

What about the "mesh" around the kinetochore?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/The-Mesh-A-Newly-Discovered-Cellular-Structure/biotechniques-359682.html

Complete, free report, image, references from BioTechniq.

Fructose disrupts brain cells' epigenetics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fructose-disrupts-brain-gene-networks-omega-3-restores-them/81252653/

Full, free text from GEN

Telomere lengthening therapy: anti-aging

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/first-gene-therapy-successful-against-human-aging?et_cid=5250387&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5250387&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2ffirst-gene-therapy-successful-against-human-aging%3fet_cid%3d5250387%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Gorilla and humans share Y chromosome

http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2016-news/Makova2-2016

Press release from Penn State U.

The big business of the cell

Overactive hair stem cells and baldness in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hair-raising-stem-cell-find-overactive-follicles-sparser-pates/81252437/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Microtubules in cardiomyocytes: contraction resistance

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2016/04/prosser/

Press release, links, video from U. Penn.

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Cells with spring fever: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cells with spring fever: April 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

The big business of the cell

Androgen receptor provides protection from atherosclerosis

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/4/1540.full

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from FASEB J

Why are cells small?

http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/GK12-SEE-LA/Lesson_Files_08/Lessons0809/lesson_KK_whycellssmall.html

Free teaching resource from UCLA

Heredity

The underlying causes of this type of ataxia

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364102.html

Full, free essay, images, links, references from BioTechniq.

Dad with early puberty, kids too

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf/10.1210/jc.2016-1073

Full, free pdf, tables, refs. from J. clin. endo. met.

Ethics of changing human genomes

https://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/66/4/267.full

Full, free article, links, images from BioSci.

Stem cells

Using stem cells to beat diabetes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/transforming-stem-cells-into-diabetes-beaters/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20160415

Free transcript, links from Sci. Am.

Stem cells in urine

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45565/title/Putting-the-Pee-in-Pluripotency/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=28496248&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9lnUgVzKbrVHsvNjU7a0IAsL2wgOkjKsN4U8Ju7i7TT7ZWAs7eYxq1RPGKCjTLfRIT94-i3vEIO07sCuCz9Z44eGsfNg&_hsmi=28496248/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

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Cytology this week: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cytology this week: April 8-15

Just genes

Genetics lesson

https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/teosinte-hypothesis?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=cf6e561906-BioInteractive_News_Vol_703_11_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-cf6e561906-69325713

Full, free lesson plans from HHMI

You have the genes but not the disease? Why?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/unexplained-genetic-superheroes-overcome-disease-mutations/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160412

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

The Neanderthals' Y chromosome

http://www.cell.com/ajhg/fulltext/S0002-9297(16)30033-7

Full, free article, linked citations, images from Am. j. hum. gen.

Promotor regions: difficult maintenance

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-promoter-regions-suffer-from-poor-ease-of-maintenance/81252614/

Full, free essay from GEN

A new tree of life?

http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201648

Full, free story, images, linked citations from Nature micro.

Nervous system cells

Zika virus linked to MS-like illness

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/zika-virus-tied-to-ms-like-brain-disorder/81252591/

Full, free story from GEN

Microglia killing new cells in mouse brains

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/45766/title/Microglia-Tamp-Down-Neurogenesis/

Complete, free report, image, links from The Scientist

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April cells: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2016

April cells: April 1-8

Zika virus close-up

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45697/title/Zika-Up-Close/

Full, free essay, image, links from The Scientist

Looking for specific DNA methylations: Type II diabetes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/new-method-measures-type-2-diabetes-risk-blood?et_cid=5209735&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5209735&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fnew-method-measures-type-2-diabetes-risk-blood%3fet_cid%3d5209735%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

DNA shows gorillas more closely related than thought

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6281/aae0344.full

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Science

Multi-potent stem cells found in adult connective tissues

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/first-multipotent-adult-stem-cells-developed/81252567/

Full, free story, images, video from GEN

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Cells this week: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cells this week: March 25-April 1

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

The big business of the cell

Synthetic cell created

http://www.nature.com/news/minimal-cell-raises-stakes-in-race-to-harness-synthetic-life-1.19633

Complete, free report, images, links from Nature

How do hematopoetic tissues arise from embryos: progress

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/leukemia/research-results-bring-science-one-step-closer-to-creating-blood-stem-cells-in-the-laboratory/article/485687/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2dl=0&spMailingID=14081542&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=742207904&spReportId=NzQyMjA3OTA0S0

Full, free story from Oncol. nurse advis.

Around and about the nucleus

Gene variants linked to longevity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-variants-can-shorten-life-by-one-to-three-years/81252546/

Complete, free report from GEN

Human DNA from dental plaque

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/03/dental-plaque-helps-anthropologists-reconstruct-ancient-human-mitogenome?et_cid=5203771&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5203771&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fdental-plaque-helps-anthropologists-reconstruct-ancient-human-mitogenome%3fet_cid%3d5203771%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, images from R&D mag.

Epigenetic "forgetting" over generations

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fading-of-epigenetic-memories-across-generations-is-regulated/81252537/

Full, free item from GEN

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Spring cells: March 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 18, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring cells: March 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Karen McMahon

Stem cells

Cohesion ring to control differentiation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cohesin-ring-rules-blood-stem-cells-binds-them-to-renewal-or-expansion/81252512/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

Stem cells amongst adipocytes to heal bone, myocardium

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cells-fat-mend-bone-cartilage-muscle-and-even-heart

Full, free article, links, 3-D and other images from Sci. news

Stem cells to reverse osteoporosis

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/03/17/Osteoporosis-in-mice-reversed-with-stem-cell-therapy/1891458238321/

Full, free story from UPI

Haploid stem cells created

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2081250-human-stem-cell-with-half-a-genome-could-help-infertile-couples/

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

In and around the nucleus

Epigenetic "post-it notes"

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/removing-epigenetic-post-it-notes-returns-stem-cells-to-unprimed-state/81252496/

Full, free essay from GEN

"Autism genes" found in all of us

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160321123650.htm

Complete, free report, original citation from Sci. daily

Lots of ancient virus DNA in us

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/03/more-ancient-viruses-lurk-human-dna-previously-thought?et_cid=5193179&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5193179&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fmore-ancient-viruses-lurk-human-dna-previously-thought%3fet_cid%3d5193179%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Biosci. tech.

Editing HIV genes out of T-lymphocytes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/using-gene-editing-to-delete-hiv-from-human-t-cells/81252502/

Full, free item, images from GEN

The big business of the cells

Newly discovered regulator of cell motility

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/new-way-treat-cancer-vessel-diseases?et_cid=5190351&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5190351&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fnew-way-treat-cancer-vessel-diseases%3fet_cid%3d5190351%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Embryo expelling the centrioles

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/45634/title/Image-of-the-Day--Centriole-Sorting/

Free animation, short explanation from The Scientist

Animals becoming multicellular

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-363649.html

Full, free item, references, image from BioTechniq.

Tissues

Human tissue including blood vessel

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45627/title/Image-of-the-Day--Monet-esque-Micrograph/

Free image, short explanation from The Scientist

New technique for staining tissues

http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2016/pr-mozart-imaging-nanorods-031816.html

Press release, image, links from Stanford U.

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