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Cells for you and I: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, 1 hour ago
Updated: 1 hour ago

Cells for you and I: Dec. 18-25

Different types of serotonin neurons

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/serotonin-neuron-subtypes?et_cid=4327680&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Microtubule-cutting, mutations, and brain development

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/healthy-brain-development-balanced-edge-cellular-sword?et_cid=4327680&et_rid=54713780&location=to

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.


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The cell world: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The cell world: Dec. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Plasma membrane-related

Blame it on the cilia

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-scientists-are-blaming-cilia-for-human-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141210

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

Cilia and flagella

http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/12/1063.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf from BioScience

Acetylcholine receptors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/scientists-reveal-neurotransmitter-binding-site-function?et_cid=4318983&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The nucleus

Mechanism of one type of albanism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/new-research-unlocks-mystery-albanism?et_cid=4321040&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item Biosci. Tech.

Rare genetic disorders

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-rare-disorder-is-hiding-in-your-dna/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141216

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

How to fold up the DNA so that it fits into a nucleus

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/12/3-d-maps-reveal-genomes-origami-code?et_cid=4314455&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The nuclear pore

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41507/title/Nuclear-Pore-QA/

Short, free Q&A, image, reference from The Scientist

Kinds of cells

The microglia and Alzheimer Disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/blocking-receptor-brain%E2%80%99s-immune-cells-counters-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-mice?et_cid=4310915&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How frequent is sickle cell trait in the US?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6349a3.htm?s_cid=mm6349a3_e

Complete, free report, tables, citations from MMWR

Oops: these are not the cells you seek

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/09/368491013/mistaken-identities-plague-lab-work-with-human-cells?sc=tw

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"F" class stem cells described

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41643/title/New-Stem-Cell-State/

Full, free story, image, references from The Scientist


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Cytology: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cytology: Dec. 4-11

Genetics

Same person, different genome

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-report-finds-cia-interrogation-tactics-were-ineffective-n264621

Full, free article, references from BioTechniq.

Smoking and Y chromosome loss

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41579/title/Vanishing-Y-Chromosomes/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Muscular dystrophy locomotion

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1007790?query=TOC

Short, free note, films from 1910 from New Engl. j. Med.

Genetic analysis of ancestry of Richard III

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333

Complete, free report, images from BBC

These cells can  lead to scar tissue development

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41572/title/Image-of-the-Day--Hidden-Hazard/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Protecting Golgi bodies slows Alzheimer Disease

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41593/title/Shoring-Up-Golgi-To-Slow-Alzheimer-s/

Short, free story, image, links from The Scientist

Menthol increases number of nicotine receptors

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26668-menthol-increases-nicotine-addiction-by-tweaking-brain.html

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

Stem cells produced for DNA of dead people

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/stem-cells-from-the-dead-to-help-health-research-114120300212_1.html

Full, free essay from Business Standard


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The mysteries of the cell: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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We begin with the cell: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We begin with the cell: Nov. 20-27

Starting out: stem cells and more

The first cell researcher: van Leeuwenhoek

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/11/23/a-paper-puppet-homage-to-microbes/

Free, short item, video from Sci. Am.

How did cells start?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41282/title/The-Ever-Transcendent-Cell/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Cell membrane protein key to hematopoesis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/protein-key-development-blood-stem-cells-identified?et_cid=4285152&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Pain-sensing neurons cloned

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/pain-dish?et_cid=4284790&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Successful grafting of stem cells into rat spinal nerve cord

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41468/title/Neurons-Regenerate-in-Rat-Spinal-Cord/

Short, free essay, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

The dynamic microtubules

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/cell%E2%80%99s-skeleton-never-still?et_cid=4282115&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from R&D Mag.

Glia gobble garbage mitochondria

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41275/title/Mitochondria-Munchers/

Full, free story, links, reference from The Scientist

Immunity and cells

Stem cells treat SCID or "Bubble baby syndrome"

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/11/gene-therapy-pioneered-cure-bubble-baby-disease?et_cid=4276227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, video from Biosci. Tech.

Mitochondria can elicit immune response

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cells-created-by-cloning-get-mitochondrial-baggage-check/81250629/

Full, free item from GEN

Ebola attacks the dendritic cells

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-ebola-blindsides-the-bodys-defenses/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20141114

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

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The cell's party: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The cell's party: Nov. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detectives David Richards and Henriette Evans

The big business of the cell

What if the m-RNA is damaged?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/its-not-always-dna?et_cid=4263578&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

The cell as an operating system

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-operating-system-of-life-george-zaidan-and-charles-morton

Full, free animation from TedEd.

Species specific differences in gene expression

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41453/title/Species-Specific/

Full, free essay from The Scientist

Check out the cell in metaphase

http://vimeo.com/109406489

Cell image rotates in this fluorescence microscope clip from Vimeo

Living longer

Can the lungs regenerate?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/lung-regeneration-mechanism-discovered/81250593/

Full, free essay from GEN

Telomere looping and aging

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/telomere-looping-activity-influences-aging-and-disease-onset/81250605/

Full, free story from GEN

No gene found for longevity

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/ebola-drug-testing-sparks-ethics-debate?et_cid=4263006&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS One

Fast form of ALS in genes

http://news.psu.edu/story/334527/2014/11/13/research/genotype-found-30-percent-als-patients-speeds-disease-progression?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=334740_HTML&utm_content=11-16-2014-21-23&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today

Press release from Penn State U.


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Cells this week: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cells this week: Nov. 6-13

Genetics

Genetic defects leading to glaucoma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/dna-sequencing-helps-spot-glaucoma-defects?et_cid=4257215&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full free item from Biosci. Tech.

Schizophrenia's genetic origins

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/massive-study-reveals-schizophrenia-s-genetic-roots/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141103

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Genetic analysis shows Ebola virus is millions of years old

https://peerj.com/articles/556/

Full, free article, images, linked citations from PeerJ

When did East Asians split from Eurasian folks?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/dna-study-dates-eurasian-split-east-asians?et_cid=4253397&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Getting DNA, genes, and chromosomes straight

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/instant-egghead-genes-vs-dna-vs-c2012-09-01/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141103

Free video from Sci. Am.

The big business of the cell

Cartilage cells detect force injuries but how?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/how-cartilage-cells-sense-forceful-injury?et_cid=4258830&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Testes have the greatest variety of proteins

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26506-amaze-balls-testicles-site-of-most-diverse-proteins.html#.VFu8i9LF_TQ

Full, free essay, image from New Sci.

Sodium channels and sudden cardiac death

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/getting-heart-heart?et_cid=4251217&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Cell signals for obesity

http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2014/10/06/jbc.M114.603621.full.pdf+html?sid=94d662ad-d8d5-4ad3-8936-86dc9d3856d5

Complete, free article, images, references from J. Bio. Chem.

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Cells, cells, and more cells: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Cells, cells, and more cells: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Genetics

Autoimmune diseases linked to epigenetic errors

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/autoimmune-diseases-traced-to-immune-cells-deranged-by-epigenetic-aberrations/81250537/

Full, free essay from GEN

Chasing the Alzheimer genes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/man-thousand-brains?et_cid=4243720&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & Develop.

Many autism genes found

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/dozens-new-autism-genes-identified?et_cid=4238123&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

The genetics of coffee drinking

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/scientists-say-dna-determines-coffee-consumption/

Complete, free report, links from NPR

Stem cells

Thyroid cells from embryonic stem cells

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ATA/48361

Full, free essay, video from MedPage Today

Breast milk contains stem cells

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26492-breast-milk-stem-cells-may-be-incorporated-into-baby.html#.VFkjm9LF_TQ

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

Mini human stomach grown in vitro from stem cells

http://www.medicaldaily.com/stem-cells-grow-human-stomach-first-time-offering-great-relief-many-stomach-problems-308336

Full, free story, image from Med. Daily

The big business of the cells

Three views of the outside of an HIV particle

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=75151

Press release from NSF

Only the membranes

Neuron membranes provide link: seizures and migraines

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/link-seen-between-seizures-and-migraines-brain?et_cid=4243356&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Cell membranes self assemble

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/cell_membranes_self_assemble

UCSD press release


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What is the cell news: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What is the cell news: Oct. 23-30

Thanks to an inspiration via Andrew Petto

The big business of the cell

Intracellular movies

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/10/23/movies-made-inside-a-living-cell-video/

Full, free blog, videos from Sci. Am.

Direct conversion of skin cells to medium spiny neurons

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/skin-cells-reprogrammed-directly-brain-cells?et_cid=4223255&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Parasitism or endomutualism: where did they come from?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/2014/10/24/complex-life-owes-its-existence-to-parasites/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Bacteria alter host's mitochondria, trigger innate defenses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/study-clarifies-how-body-defends-against-harmful-bacteria?et_cid=4225223&et_rid=54713780&location

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Communication within cell huddles

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cells-huddle-to-foster-in-group-signaling-team-behavior/81250515/

Full, free item, image from GEN

Stem cell news

A few stem cell myths busted

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/two-stem-cell-beliefs-debunked?et_cid=4231203&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Ancestral genetics 

Oldest human genome sequenced

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/45-000-year-old-mans-genome-sequenced/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141023

Full, free essay, image, link to original abstract from Sci. Am.

Universal common ancestor

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/universal-common-ancestor/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Other genes

Genetics and kidney stones

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/genetic-link-kidney-stones-identified?et_cid=4234688&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

ALS-associated gene identified

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/new-als-associated-gene-identified?et_cid=4225223&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

24-hour clock gene expression in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41325/title/Circadian-Atlas-Chronicles-Gene-Expression/

Full, free article, reference from The Scientist

When did human lactose tolerance begin?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/10/21/ancient-europeans-were-lactose-intolerant-for-the-first-4000-years-they-made-cheese/

Newspaper story, video



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Contemporary cell biology: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Contemporary cell biology: Oct. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Krista Rompolski

Olfactory cells

Controversy over epigenetics and olfaction

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41239/title/Epigenetics-Paper-Raises-Questions/

Complete, free report, link to original article, references from The Scientist

Patient's own olfactory ensheathing cells restore walking

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/paralyzed-man-walks-if-haltingly-after-transplant-of-olfactory-cells/81250498/

Full, free item from GEN

Other types of nervous and sensory cells

Eye muscles continue functions in ALS, related topics

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-eye-muscles-function-in-als-as-other-muscles-waste-away/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141017

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Compartmentalization in retinal cells preserves vision

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/42/13976.abstract?sid=36ba2b96-3551-4003-a43b-c3a9dae0aef4

Free abstract from J. Neurosci.

Recovering neural plasticity

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/258/258ra140

Full, free essay from Sci. trans. med.

The big business of the cell

Mitochondria: a-rockin' and a-rollin'

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/oscillating-mitochondria-imaged-live-animal?et_cid=4220820&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Rapid-fire potassium channels

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/potassium-channel-a-machine-gun-not-a-revolver/81250491/

Complete, free report from GEN

Stem cells

Megakaryocytes regulate stem cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/%E2%80%9Cmega%E2%80%9D-cells-control-growth-blood-producing-cells?et_cid=4217741&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Stem cell therapy for Type I diabetes

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/Type1Diabetes/48095?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2014-10-16&utm_content

Full, free piece from Medpage Today


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