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Springing into cells: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, 10 hours ago
Updated: 10 hours ago
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Cells now: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cells now: April 9-16

The big business of the cell

Look at the wasabi receptor

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/spicy-first-views-of-the-wasabi-receptor/81251131/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Quorum sensing in hair cells: thicker hair

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hair-population-s-response-to-plucking-could-counter-male-pattern-baldness/81251138/

Full, free story from GEN

Intercellular calcium, islet cells, and diabetes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/cellular-defect-linked-diabetes?et_cid=4508044&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Amniotic cells for wound healing

http://news.rice.edu/2015/04/08/amniotic-stem-cells-demonstrate-healing-potential-2/

Press release, image, link to original abstract from Rice Univ.

Taking out the trash

Tagging the proteins to remove

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42663/title/Cellular-Garbage-Disposal-Illuminated/

Short, free item, image, links from The Scientist

Giving lysosomes a pH check-up

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/detecting-lysosomal-ph-fluorescent-probes?et_cid=4508048&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Around and about the chromosomes

DNA replication animation

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/dna-replication-advanced-detail?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=6ef331a862-BioInteractive_News_Vol_454_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-6ef331a862-69325713

Free from HHMI

How are you all: genetic chimerism

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42476/title/From-Many--One/

Complete, free report, image, linked citations from The Scientist

Epigenetics, sperm, and autism

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sperm-with-specific-epigenetic-tags-linked-to-autism/81251153/

Full, free essay from GEN

Gene in moms that have aneuploid miscarriages

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42635/title/A-Benefit-of-Failed-Pregnancy-/

Full, free article, image, reference from The Scientist

Anorexia gene in mice

http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247%2815%2900301-0

Free summary from Cell Rep.

Telomeres only

Exercise and telomeres

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/nobelist-talks-about-exercise-and-chromosome-integrity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150413

Full, free essay, audio file, links from Sci. Am.

Interview with Elizabeth Blackburn, cell biologist

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2015/04/03/hangout-with-nobel-laureate-elizabeth-blackburn-can-cells-live-forever/

Short, free item, links, video from Sci. Am.


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The cellathon: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The cellathon: April 2-9

Genetics

Hunger gene for appetite suppression

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hunger-gene-helpers-extend-appetite-regulation/81251108/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Garfield: The Klinefelter cat? X-linked gene regulation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/scientists-unveil-sex-linked-control-genes?et_cid=4502187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Gene therapy may be key to Huntington treatment

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/broken-cellular-communication-brain-contributes-huntingtons-disease-symptoms-study-finds?et_cid=4503538&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosic. Tech.

Sickle cell gene therapy

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/new-sickle-cell-gene-therapy-approaches?et_cid=4496709&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

The big business of the cell

My what beautiful centrosomes you have!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42606/title/Image-of-the-Day--Colorful-Self-Destruction/

Short explanation, images, reference from The Scientist

Cellular age acceleration and HIV

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/research-links-hiv-age-accelerating-cellular-changes?et_cid=4502187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Exploring the brain

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=134653&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

News release, slide show from NSF

Regeneration and stem cells

Chimp oocytes live longer than women's

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/chimp-eggs-die-later-humans-eggs%E2%80%94even-though-humans-live-longer?et_cid=4496556&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, links from Biosci. Tech.

Discoverer of pluripotent cells dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42591/title/Embryonic-Stem-Cell-Pioneer-Dies/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist


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Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Neurons

DNA methylation required for feminine behavior in rats

http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3988.epdf?shared_access_token=8jA4_tUtRR-syFAPc2BBidRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0O5Sa17PwxeSdPz2qBv6vanxusGjeS3u3ugroTKYMJlFJrlbrovLlJCRaZQxROjM9rhhuhj4ncTxVAck7aag2Of-Gw_opTc4XhMFgA5NuhinV7kFxKGz0AUbEBMkBkv-Brab2_9QkmHznC6ATwTiOiObKNORGo6VuYPQH6t290HWA%3D%3D

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Nature Neurosci.

HIV begins in brain earlier

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/hiv-replicates-brain-earlier-thought-study?et_cid=4485204&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Why is our skin so tough?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/skin-tough?et_cid=4494227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Problem gene causes poor anti-flu defenses

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/03/bad-gene-cripples-flu-defenses

Full, free essay, image, link from Science

Genes

Genes for Good app from Univ. Mich. Sch. Pub. Health

Chttp://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/facebook-app-encourages-individuals-get-touch-their-dna?et_cid=4494227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

omplete, free report from R&D Mag.

Personal genome project

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/donate-your-health-data-to-medical-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150331

Brief, free note, links from Sci. Am.

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

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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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