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We begin with the cell: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: 2 minutes ago

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.

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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The cell news: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The cell news: Oct. 9-16

Ageing and mortality

Mitochondrial mutations and mortality in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41177/title/Mom-s-Mitochondria-Affect-Pup-Longevity/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Muscle mass loss

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429905.300-exercise-may-be-the-best-antiageing-pill.html

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

The big business of the cell 

Understanding intracellular protein transport

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/fixing-faulty-molecular-%E2%80%98transport-hub%E2%80%99-could-slow-brain-degeneration?et_cid=4199274&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Cell's snooze button found

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/discovery-cellular-snooze-button-advances-cancer-and-biofuel-research?et_cid=4207961&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from R&D Mag.

Nervous system considerations

Neurons can fine tune m-RNA for ion channels

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/study-finds-neurons-fine-tune-genetic-level?et_cid=4210254&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Gene for intelligence? Maybe not so much?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/10/14/quest-for-intelligence-genes-churns-out-more-dubious-results/

Full, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Check out these cool pictures of glia cells

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77244

Free series from NSF

Cell problems

New benign adrenal tumor suppressor gene found

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/scientists-characterize-new-tumor-syndrome?et_cid=4205391&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Gene therapy may work with X-linked immunodeficiency

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/08/us-gene-therapy-bubble-boy-idUSKCN0HX2B020141008

Full, free story from Reuters

Stem cells and model growth of cells

How well are those retinal stem cell implants working?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61376-3/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Rewiring and development in the olfactory bulb's stem cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/10/scientists-sniff-out-unexpected-role-stem-cells-brain?et_cid=4205872&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

"Alzheimer in a dish:" 3-D growth of Alzheimer Disease

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13800.html#ref3

Free abstract, linked citations, thumbnail illustrations from Nature

Beta stem cell therapy advancing

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/giant-step-toward-new-diabetes-treatment?et_cid=4201195&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop

As eye see it

Optical guidance from retina's Muller cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40996/title/Guiding-Light/

Full, free story, image, links from The Scientist

Eye see: the connections to vision

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-354360.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=609327875b-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-609327875b-87291326#.VDapRbDF_zg

Complete, free report, image, references from BioTechniq.

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Cytology this week: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Cytology this week: Oct. 2-9

The big business of the cell

Silencing adipocytes, losing weight in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41151/title/Next-Generation--Fat-Targeted-Gene-Knockdown/

Full, free essay, image, reference from The Scientist

Where and when did HIV arise?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29442642

Complete, free report, images from BBC News

Booze v sperm count

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/bro-alert-too-much-booze-may-harm-your-sperm/ar-BB761cN

Full, free story from MSN

Genetics

The java gene

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/coffee-drinking-genes-identified?et_cid=4195077&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The genetics of human height

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/05/us-science-height-idINKCN0HU0QI20141005

Full, free essay from Reuters

For your eyes only

How did color vision arise?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41055/title/The-Rainbow-Connection/

Complete, free report, images, references from The Scientist

Overview of stem cell work for eyes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41002/title/Eyes-on-the-Prize/

Full free article, images, links from The Scientist

Retinal stem cell slide show

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41130/title/All-Eyes-On-Stem-Cells/

Free images from The Scientist

Stem cell treatment for macular degeneration

http://www.nature.com/news/japan-stem-cell-trial-stirs-envy-1.15935

Full, free story, related links from Nature News

The corneal limbus only

Corneal limbus contains stem cells for photoreceptors

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11133622/Hope-for-blind-as-scientists-find-stem-cell-reservoir-in-human-eye.html

Newspaper story

What is the corneal limbus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corneal_limbus

Free entry, image from Wikipedia


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What are the cells doing: Sept. 25-Oct.2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What are the cells doing: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Epigenetics

Epigenetics: Training macrophages

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41092/title/Epigenetics-of-Trained-Innate-Immunity/

Full, free essay, reference list from The Scientist

Epigenetic changes due to big Canadian ice storm

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/ice-storm-babies-show-unique-epigenetic-profile/81250410/

Complete, free report from GEN

The big business of the cell

Male/female difference in muscle gene expression

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/male-muscle-expresses-more-genes-than-female-muscle/81250420/

Full, free essay from GEN

Vesicle dynamics

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41118/title/Image-of-the-Day--Adhesion-in-Action/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

Tonsil stem cells to fix livers

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/tonsil-stem-cells-may-help-repair-liver-damage?et_cid=4171789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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Cells are fundamental: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cells are fundamental: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective A.J. Petto

The big business of the cell

How the nuclear bomb told us about neurons

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-353999.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e698ec5859-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e698ec5859-87291326#.VBr6dtLF_zj

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.

Age switch found in cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/scientists-discover-switch-aging-cells?et_cid=4167483&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Neurons growing

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41077/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mimetic-Matrix/

Short, free note, image from The Scientist

The tool kit of neural stem cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/stem-cells-use-first-aid-kits-repair-damage?et_cid=4162593&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Stressed cells delay protein production

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/cells-put-protein-production-during-times-stress?et_cid=4148631&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Genes

Where did the Europeans come from: genetic evidence

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/modern-europeans-descended-3-groups-ancestors?et_cid=4161337&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Genetics of facial organization

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/how-gene-expression-affects-facial-expressions?et_cid=4167648&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Genes and ethnicity

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19934/

Free chapter of book from NIH

When did humans first come to Florida?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-ice-age-20140919,0,6675458.story

Newspaper story, video

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