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Today's cell science: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015
Updated: 18 hours ago

Today's cell science: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

The big business of the cell

Endocytosis and wound healing in the embryo

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/endocytosis-mobilizes-rapid-wound-healing-in-embryos/81251682/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

The "gate-keepers" in the nuclear membrane

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/08/chemists-solve-major-piece-cellular-mystery?et_cid=4775862&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Cells of the nervous system

Fibroblasts to neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43841/title/Image-of-the-Day--Newly-Neuronal/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Substantia nigra cells require more energy, vulnerable

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/size-matters-when-it-comes-to-cells-vulnerability-to-parkinson-s/

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Pathways to pathology

Nuclear pores occluded in ALS, other conditions

http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2015/08/plugged-pores-may-cause-dementia-other-neurological-diseases

Short, free note, image from Science

Genetics

More stable genetic networks and greater longevity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/steadier-gene-networks-mean-longer-lifespans/81251678/

Complete, free report, links, image from GEN

 

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Progress in cytology: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in cytology: Aug. 20-27

Rebuilding

Beige fat implants: less weight gain

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/beige-fat-implants-increase-body-heat-reduce-weight-gain/81251647/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN

Cell instruction manual: tissue repair chapter

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/mending-tissue-cellular-instructions-tissue-repair?et_cid=4763967&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Mitochondrial exchange

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43835/title/Mitochondria-Exchange/

Complete, free report, image, links from The Scientist

Gene mechanics

How does that obesity gene operate?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/scientists-find-how-obesity-gene-works-clue-treatment-0?et_cid=4755518&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, graphics from Biosci. Tech.

How does Duchenne muscular dystrophy work?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/patient-derived-stem-cells-provide-insight-toward-cause-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/81251650/

Full, free articel, links, images from GEN

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This week in cells: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Cytology today: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cytology today: Aug. 6-13

Regeneration and differentiation

Researchers: Fetal tissue essential for research

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/scientists-say-fetal-tissue-essential-medical-research-0?et_cid=4736557&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Skin fibroblasts to neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43688/title/Chemical-Cocktails-Produce-Neurons/

Full, free essay, links, image from The Scientist

Stem cells for hepatocytes found

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/elusive-liver-stem-cell-identified-mice-researchers?et_cid=4720440&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Burn victims convert white adipose to brown

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43698/title/Burn-Victims-Produce-Brown-Fat/

Full, free story, image, links from The Scientist

Genetics

When will Huntington Disease begin? Repair genes?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-repair-genes-may-determine-when-huntington-s-symptoms-begin/81251606/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Gene for mitral valve prolapse

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-discovered-as-cause-of-mitral-valve-prolapse/81251611/

Full, free story, links, image from GEN

85 genes for heart defects

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/identifying-defective-heart-genes?et_cid=4736557&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Copy variants and human diversity

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43693/title/Genomic-Elements-Reveal-Human-Diversity/

Complete, free report, image, links from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Cell collage

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43682/title/Image-of-the-Day--Psychedelic-Cells/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

 

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Summer cells: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Summer cells: July 30-Aug. 6

Genes

Gene therapy for one form of near-blindness

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/07/gene-therapy-makes-near-blind-patients-see-strengthening-neural-connections?et_cid=4702551&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Neanderthals and modern humans shared genes

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/07/bedfellows-humans-and-neanderthals?et_cid=4703949&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Genomic imprinting, expanding the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/expanding-brain?et_cid=4702150&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Epigenetics

Epigenetics, the environment, and evolution

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/environmental-epigenetic-evolutionary-chain-s-genetic-link/81251588/

Full, free item, links from GEN

Starvation's impact passed through generations

http://today.duke.edu/2015/07/wormstarvation

Press release, images from NSF

The big business of the cell

What about endomutualism?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43668/title/Opinion--Life-s-X-Factor/

Full, free article, links from The Scientist

Lovely adipose under the microscope

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43634/title/Image-of-the-Day--Eye-Catching-Adipose/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

How astrocytes help speed messaging

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/astrocytes-help-speed-brain%E2%80%99s-messages

Short note, image, links from Sci. News

Cell parts

Let's look at microtubule structure

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/atomic-view-microtubules?et_cid=4715965&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free, full, essay, image from R&D Mag

Mitochondrial fusion

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Beyond-The-Powerhouse/biotechniques-352247.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=eaaa15ca05-stem+cell-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-eaaa15ca05-87291326#.VbqUXbNVikr

Complete, free report, images, references from BioTechniq.

Creating an artificial ribosome

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/researchers-design-first-artificial-ribosome?et_cid=4701877&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

 

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Cytology update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cytology update: July 23-30

Lipid lasers

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43611/title/Image-of-the-Day--Lipid-Lasers/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Stopping translation: multiple A's

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43600/title/AAAAA-is-for-Arrested-Translation/

Complete, free report, image, reference from The Scientist

Epigenetics and histones

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/molecular-model-shows-how-histone-tail-wags-epigenetic-dog/81251567/

Full, free story, links from GEN

DNA transport for repair

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-ambulance-transports-to-hospital-of-inefficient-repair/81251553/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

 

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Summer of cells: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer of cells: July 16-23

In and about the nucleus

Environmentally-induced changes in genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/yeast-cells-use-signaling-pathway-to-modify-their-genomes/81251536/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

Genetics and compulsive drinking

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/compulsive-drinking-tied-to-gene-variant/81251527/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

The big business of the cell

Mitochondrial disease: stem cells to the rescue

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cells-rescue-patients-from-mitochondrial-disease/81251511/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

How do we get new adipocytes?

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/abstract/S1550-4131(15)00278-8

Free summary, image from Cell metab.

 

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Summer of cells: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer of cells: July 9-16

In and around the nucleus

"The mesh" stabilizes the kinetochore fibers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-cell-structure-finding-might-lead-to-novel-cancer-therapies/81251494/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN

44 genes related to cilia

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cilia-beat-to-the-drum-of-many-genes/81251500/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

The big business of the cell

The vesicle's coat

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/transport-vesicle-dons-a-fancy-coat/81251505/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN

Go macrophage, go!

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=51947

Press release, images from NSF

Location, location: the key to fate in differentiation

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43511/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spacial-Patterning/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Tiny, beating human hearts grown in vitro

http://www.livescience.com/51552-mini-hearts-stem-cells.html

Full, free essay, image, links from LiveScience

Neurons and blood vessels

 http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43491/title/Image-of-the-Day--Innervated-Artwork/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Independent cells: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Independent cells: July 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Anne Clayton

The big business of the cell

Want to use some virtual labs?

http://virtuallab.nmsu.edu/index.php

Free website, courtesy of some state universities

Older human oocytes: why is there a problem?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/why-human-egg-cells-don-t-age-well/81251459/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

Excitable cells

Key calcium channels absent from brain and heart cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/heart-attack-treatment-hypothesis-busted?et_cid=4664606&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Neuromuscular junctions

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43440/title/Image-of-the-Day--Communication-Breakdown/

Short explanation, image from Neuro Sci. News

Around and about the chromosome

Epigenetic shifts in brain cells throughout life

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/brain-cells-switch-epigenetic-gears-throughout-life/81251464/

Full, free story, links from GEN

Gene therapy for deafness: just over the horizon?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-therapy-for-deafness-moves-a-few-steps-closer/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150709

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Gene checks for centriole numbers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/p53-checks-centriole-numbers-to-prevent-harmful-cell-divisions/81251468/

Complete, free report from GEN

 

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Summer cells: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer cells: June 26-July 2

Genetics

Mutation of myostatin gene yields double muscled pigs

http://www.nature.com/news/super-muscly-pigs-created-by-small-genetic-tweak-1.17874

Full, free article, image, links from Nature

Damaged DNA and dementia

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/dna-damage-linked-dementia?et_cid=4648570&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Defective gene weakens blood-brain barrier

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-defect-weakens-blood-brain-barrier-may-raise-risk-of-stroke/81251447/

Complete free report, links from GEN

X v Y chromosomes: which wins?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-battle-of-the-sexes-is-waged-in-the-genes-of-humans-bulls-and-more/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150629

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Beginnings

Differentiation to endothelium by epigenetic changes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cells-morph-into-blood-vessels-via-epigenetic-modification/81251441/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

Embryonic mouse limb

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43416/title/Image-of-the-Day--Illuminated-Limb/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Regenerating cardiomyocytes in adult mammals

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14582.html

Free abstract from Nature

How hepatitis C survives the immune attack

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/how-hep-c-survives-immune-system-attacks?et_cid=4592408&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Neuroforest: just cool, that's all

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78814

Press release, image, link from NSF


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