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Cell and basic biology

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 16 hours ago

What have the cells been up to: April 17-24

Regeneration and stem cells

The stem cell debate in USA: what happened and when?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dispute-over-stem-cells-a-timeline/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140415

Full, free article from
Sci. Am.

O negative RBC's grown in lab: transfusions possible


http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/04/14/first-artificial-red-blood-cells-made/

Full, free report, image from
Forbes

Esophagi grown for rats from bone marrow

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39719/title/Rats-Receive-Lab-Grown-Esophagi/

Short, free note, image, link to original abstract from The Scientist

The big business of the cells

Nuclei of proliferating cells in embryo

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39771/title/Image-of-the-Day--Expanding-Embryo/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

G-2 protein encourages mitochondrial activity


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cell-division-proteins-pay-their-own-way-energetically/81249764/

Full, free story from
GEN

Looking at differentiation

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-351324.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=beb20dc686-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-beb20dc686-87291326#.U0_-EtJdXzi

Complete, free essay from
BioTechniques

Cell movement

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/researchers-develop-new-model-cellular-movement?et_cid=3891735&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Organ-dedicated immune cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/some-immune-cells-defend-only-one-organ?et_cid=3889721&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Genetics

Trisomy 21 (AKA Down Syndrome) impacts other chromosomes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39726/title/Trisomy-21-Effects-Seen-Genome-wide/

Full, free report, image, original citation from
The Scientist

Chrono: the circadian clock gene

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001839;jsessionid=71AE807008EF4DF4955BDD3B848FC576

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
PLoS Biology
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Cytology this week: April 10-17

Just mitosis

Mitosis in kidney tubules


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39668/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mitotic-mouse-cells/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Mitotic checkpoint

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-351182.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=70c948d368-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-70c948d368-87291326#.U0a9AlVdXzh

Full, free article, images, references from BioTechniques


The big business of the cell

Plague shuts down host cell apoptosis, increase spreaing

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/plague-protein-stalls-cell-death-speeds-host-death/81249748/

Full, free article, image from
GEN

Volume regulated channel in osmosis identified


http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00358-4

Free summary, image from
Cell

Stress and epigentics in the brain and blood


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stress-related-epigenetic-changes-in-blood-mirror-those-in-brain/81249728/

Full, free essay from
GEN

Retinal nerve vessels and cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39689/title/Image-of-the-Day--Rodent-Retina/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

‚ÄčGenetics

Rewriting genes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-fix-a-gene-video/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140407

Short, free note, video from Sci. Am.

This mutation may produce some resistance to viruses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/genetic-defect-may-confer-resistance-certain-viral-infections?et_cid=3876643&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.

Reconstruction and stem cells

Regenerating cells in muscular dystrophy? Age matters

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/regenerating-muscle-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-age-matters?et_cid=3882900&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Implanted vaginae grown from own cells working well years later

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25399-engineered-vaginas-grown-in-women-for-the-first-time.html

Complete, free article, video from
New Sci.

Building new nose cartilage from patient's cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/scientists-grow-cartilage-reconstruct-nose?et_cid=3878834&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Bone marrow stem cells for stroke victims


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/bone-marrow-stem-cells-may-help-patients-recover-from-stroke/81249731/

Complete, free essay from
GEN

Stem cell program closing

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nih-stem-cell-program-closes/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140409

Full, free story from
Sci. Am.

Those darned cells: April 3-10
Cells of the brain

Neanderthal genes and lipid metabolism in the brain


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39604/title/An-Ancient-Evolutionary-Advantage-/

Full, free article, images, link to original publication from The Scientist

Removing unneeded neuron connections

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/protein-nerves-determines-which-brain-connections-stay-which-go?et_cid=3860152&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

What are the genes doing in the fetal brain: an expression map

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39619/title/Mapping-Gene-Expression-in-the-Fetal-Brain/

Full, free story, links, image from The Scientist

Stem cells and regeneration

Did they really regenerate those mouse heart cells?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39627/title/-Breakthrough--Tough-to-Reproduce/

Complete, free article, links, image, reference, all from
The Scientist

You've got mail: encapsulated islet cells to be transplanted


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39625/title/Image-of-the-Day--Special-Delivery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Skeletal muscles grown in lab work when implanted in animal

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/lab-grown-muscle-heals-itself-after-animal-implantation?et_cid=3859983&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free piece, image from Biosci, Tech.

Working on telemere elongation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39497/title/Going-Long/

Complete, free article, images, links from The Scientist

Cells are fundamental: March 27-April 3


The big business of the cell


Watch neuron growth in real time


http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/technique-captures-striking-video-neurons-mid-connection-n66396

Full, free story, video, link to original publication, all from NBC News

Stem cells

Stem cells encourage cardiac muscle repair

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/new-human-trial-shows-stem-cells-are-effective-failing-hearts?et_cid=3855470&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Is there an unhealthy work environment for stem cell scientists?


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25281-stem-cell-scientists-reveal-unethical-work-culture.html

Survey and explanation from New Sci.

Looking to stem cells to regenerate articular cartilage

http://www.newstalk.ie/Irish-scientists-grow-closer-to-finding-arthritis-cure

Full, free item from Newstalk

Genetics

Rheumatoid arthritis genetics

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/genetics-explain-why-infections-trigger-rheumatoid-arthritis?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Can Down Syndrome be transformed?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drugs-may-transform-downs-syndrome/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140325

Complete, free item from
Sci. Am.

Rare baldness gene identified

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/human-hairless-gene-identified-one-form-baldness-explained?et_cid=3857767&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free piece, link to research abstract from Biosci. Tech.

Get streaming lectures on medicine and the genome


http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/medicine-genomic-era?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=b02ff097ab-BioInteractive_News_Vol_223_24_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-b02ff097ab-69325713

Free streaming videos from HMI

The march of the cells: March 20-27


Stem cells

Making stem cells from blood


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/scientists-create-stem-cells-drop-blood?et_cid=3835076&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.

Stem cells and blood substitutes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-stem-cells-breathe-new-life-into-the-field-of-blood-substitution/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140321

Complete, free article from Sci. Am.
.

Will stem cells be the answer for degenerating discs?


http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/degenerative-diseases/news/online/%7Bd6fcf571-0cde-423e-b210-477b8adfd0b1%7D/stem-cell-transplants-may-help-treat-degenerative-disc-disease

Short, free item from Healio

Umbilical cord blood cells can reduce hippocampus neuron loss

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/03/20/usf-study-show-stem-cells-could-help-injured.html

Newspaper story

Genetics

"W" and hairpin shapes in DNA indicate activity state of gene

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39545/title/DNA-Bends-Control-Gene-Activation/

Short, free item from The Scientist


Is genome analysis the "New Racism?"

http://chronicle.com/article/In-Research-Involving-Genome/145397/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free review, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Irritable bowl genetics

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/genetic-clue-irritable-bowel-syndrome-found?et_cid=3837537&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.
.

The big business of the cell

Exosomes: reaching out to someone else

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39225/title/Exosome-Tentacles/

Full, free article, image, links from The Scientist
.

Ribosomal RNA and the discovery of the Archaea


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39213/title/Discovering-Archaea--1977/

Full, free article, images, links from The Scientist


Stay up-to-date with the cells: March 13-20

The big business of the cells

Rescuing the Golgi apparatus in Alzheimer Disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/key-advance-reported-in-reducing-alzheimer-s-plaque-formation/81249631/

Full, free story from GEN

Cells remember substrate, affects differentiation


http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39439/title/Stem-Cells-Remember-Substrates/

Full, free article, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Isn't it time for an honest discussion of designer babies?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/bioethicist-calls-for-frank-discussion-on-designer-babies/81249622/

Full, free essay from GEN

Genetics

No fries for me: my genes don't like them!

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fried-food-more-dangerous-if-you-have-wrong-genes-n55881

Full, free essay from NBC News

Gene related to obesity


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39423/title/Another-Obesity-Associated-Gene/

Complete, free story, links from The Scientist

Newly discovered gene linked to increased risk of heart attack

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-technique-discovers-new-gene-linked-to-heart-attack-risk/81249626/

Full, free item from GEN

J
oin the cellabration: March 6-13
Thanks this week to 'net detective Dee Silverthorn
Renewal and aging

"Neuron corona:" axons spread out from embryonic stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39408/title/Image-of-the-Day--Neuron-Corona/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist


Neuron damage rapid 10-20 years before Alzheimer symptoms

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/inherited-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-damage-greater-decades-symptoms-appear?et_cid=3810082&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Ux89FtJdXzg

Complete, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.


Stem cells in small intestine crypt


http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39333/title/Image-of-the-Day--Intestinal-Assembly-Line/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Standards proposed for stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/reject-study-sets-sights-on-substandard-stem-cells/81249594/

Full, free item from GEN


Reversing differentiation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39241/title/A-Twist-of-Fate/

Complete, free article, images, reference list from The Scientist

Stem cell researchers asking to withdraw the acid-bath study

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020104579430600241800532?mod=dist_smartbrief

Newspaper story


The big business of the cell

BRCA-1 gene protects against diabetes and obesity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/breast-cancer-gene-protects-against-obesity-diabetes?et_cid=3818885&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UyDD89JdXzg

Complete, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Editing T-cell genes to increase HIV resistance

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-editing-technique-boosts-patients-hiv-resistance/81249588/

Full, free essay from GEN

A theoretical look at cytoskeletons


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/03/cell%E2%80%99s-skeletons-get-closer-look?et_cid=3806611&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Importance of protein synthesis regulation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/low-rate-of-protein-synthesis-in-stem-cells-critical-to-their-function/81249602/

Complete, free item from GEN

Surface-to-volume experiment


http://www.flinnsci.com/documents/demopdfs/biology/bf10110.pdf

Free website


Up-to-date cell news: Feb. 27-March 6
Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann and Paul Blumstein

Genetics

Where is the RNA and what is it doing in the cell?


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/02/birds-eye-view-cellular-rnas?et_cid=3796303&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxTqD9JdXzg

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.


One person, 3 parents?


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/fda-weighs-unknowns-3-person-embryo-technique-0?et_cid=3791425&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from R&D Mag.

With this mutation, your glucose levels will be low

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2915.html

Free abstract from Nature Gen.

Giant viruses

Giant viruses: what are the implications?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39244/title/Viruses-Reconsidered/

Full, free article, images, reference list links from The Scientist


Ancient giant virus discovered

http://www.nature.com/news/giant-virus-resurrected-from-30-000-year-old-ice-1.14801

Full, free story, images, references from
Nature

The big business of the cell

Emergency alarm system within cells


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/emergency-alert-cell?et_cid=3796303&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxTrhtJdXzg

Full, free piece, image from Biosci. Tech.


Ear cartilage from stem cells found in adipose

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26369420

Complete, free story, images from BBC News

Switch for heart cell mitosis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/researchers-find-protein-%E2%80%98switch%E2%80%99-central-heart-cell-division?et_cid=3805205&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxeO7NJdXzg

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Regenerating new neurons in the CNS


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/researchers-generate-new-neurons-brains-spinal-cords-living-adult-mammals?et_cid=3791540&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Uw9nA-NdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Cell biology this week: Feb. 20-27

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Elaine Khorman and Louise Black

Genes affecting the circulatory system

Mutation of a gene, stroke, and vasculopathy

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1307361?query=TOC#t=article

Complete, free article, linked citations, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Eleven genes related to blood pressure uncovered

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/scientists-discover-11-new-genes-affecting-blood-pressure?et_cid=3783154&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.Uwz8eONdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

All genes considered

Increasing mutations in men's sperm with age

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.800-testicular-time-bomb-older-dads-mutant-sperm.html

Full, free story from New Sci.

Arbitrary monoallelic gene expression in single cells sometimes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/a-mature-cell-is-more-likely-to-favor-mom-s-or-dad-s-alleles/81249547/

Complete, free essay, image from GEN

Looking at Neanderthal's DNA

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hunt-for-neandertal-genes-excerpt/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140224

Excerpt from a book from Sci. Am.

Need help in explaining transcription and translation?

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/molecules/transcribe/

Free website from Univ. Utah

Where can I find a DIY DNA kit?

http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/connections/genetics/diy.dna.html

Indiana Univ. website, images

The big business of the cell

A tunneling nanotube connects these two cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39247/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cellular-Connection/

Short explanation, SEM image from The Scientist

Cells and hypoxia

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/cell-behavior-low-oxygen-conditions-mapped?et_cid=3780853&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UwZlHsldXzg

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Ribosome self-assembly

http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0212ribosome_TaekjipHa_ZaidaLuthey-Schulten.html

Press release from Univ. Illinois

Regeneration

Neuron regeneration may: more widely than previously thought?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39238/title/Lifelong-Neuronal-Rebirth

Full, free article, link to research abstract from The Scientist

Restoring pig hearts after heart attacks

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-therapy-shows-promise-for-treating-heart-attack-victims/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140220

Complete, free essay from Sci. Am.

Bone marrow stem cells to repair myocardium tested

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26273707

Full, free article, video from BBC News

Binge drinking slows movement of mesenchymal stem cells to fracture site

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/02/binge-drinking-impairs-bone-healing?et_cid=3778526&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UwYjr8ldXzg

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

Stem cells

Human fibroblasts reprogrammed to be mouse hapatocytes

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13020.html

Free abstract from Nature

New cartilage from genetically changed stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetically-altered-stem-cells-generate-engineered-cartilage/81249528/

Full, free item from GEN

Let's begin with the cell: Feb. 13-20

Thanks this week to 'net detectives David Richards, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Mitochondria

Why does exercise improve heart: cardiac mitochondria targeted

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/exercise-targets-cellular-powerhouses-improve-heart-function?et_cid=3765801&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.Uv4tMtJdXzg

Full, free article from Biosci. Tech.

Let's look at the ribosomes of the mitochondria

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Seeing-the-Mitoribosome-at-Atomic-Resolution/biotechniques-349837.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=300a5f42d4-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-300a5f42d4-87291326#.Uv5xE9JdXzg

Complete, free story, image, link from BioTechniq.

The big business of the cell

Does this macrophage love you?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39171/title/Image-of-the-Day--Loving-White-Blood-Cell/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Stabilizing spindle assembly during cell division

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-349833.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=3e74e8a5c9-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-3e74e8a5c9-87291326#.Uv40dNJdXzh

Complete, free story, reference from BioTechniq.

Tracking sperm in real time

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/scientists-create-first-3-d-movies-living-sperm?et_cid=3765660&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Rejuvenation and age

Epigenetics and neuron repair

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38957/title/Epigenetics-of-Regeneration/

Full, free article, image, original reference from The Scientist

Muscle stem cells in mice age

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/researchers-rejuvenate-stem-cell-population-elderly-mice-enabling-muscle-recovery?et_cid=3776219&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UwO4UdJdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Fetal cells found in mom postnatal might help with stroke recovery

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/12/fetal-cells-repair-strokes/5412383/

Newspaper story

Genetic analyses

Useful analogy for the accumulation of mutations

http://www.wimp.com/demonstrateevolution/

Free video from Wimp

Listen to a conversation, music with Dr. Francis Collins

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-02-10/conversation-dr-francis-collins-director-nih

Free short note, audio file from NIH

A look at the DNA of a boy from 12,500 years ago from Montana

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-genome-suggests-native-americans-really-did-descend-from-the-first-americans/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140213

Complete, free story, image, links, all from Sci. Am.

Looking at Richard III's genome

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-26142693

Full, free essay, image, links from BBC News

4,000 years of genetic mixing in human populations

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0214/14022014-interactive-map-human-genetic-history

Press release, link to interactive map from Univ. College London

Join the cellabration: Feb. 6-13

Nanomotor moves proteins in cell

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/inner-workings-cellular-nanomotor-revealed?et_cid=3751023&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Thickness of cerebral cortex and genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cortical-thickness-braininess-linked-at-genetic-level/81249493/

Full, free story from GEN

Kick-starting old neural stem cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/02/getting-old-neural-stem-cells-make-young-neurons-again?et_cid=3754160&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UvT6adJdXzg

Complete, free piece from Biosci. Tech.

Lab-grown stem cells to be regulated as if they are drugs

http://www.nature.com/news/fda-s-claims-over-stem-cells-upheld-1.11082

Complete, free item from Nature

Cells today: Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Stem cells

Transplanted glia cells may transform into rod cells

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25977215

Full, free story, image, links from BBC

A chronology of stem cells

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24970-stem-cell-timeline-the-history-of-a-medical-sensation.html

Complete, free article, links from New Scientist

Stressed somatic cells become stem cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/stress-turns-ordinary-cells-pluripotent?et_cid=3738969&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, images, video, links to research abstracts, all from R&D Mag.

Big news from the big eaters!

Microglia cells destroy unneeded synapses in developing brains

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39055/title/Pruning-Synapses-Improves-Brain-Connections/

Full, free story, link to research abstract from The Scientist

Macrophage gobbling up bacteria

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39061/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bacterial-Infection/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Goblet cells in human stomach

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39023/title/Image-of-the-Day--Abnormal-Tissue/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

Neanderthal DNA sequences found in modern diseases' genes

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130307&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

The best in cell news: Jan. 23-30

The big business of the cell

Faulty cell membrane protein leads to high blood pressure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/punctured-cell-membranes-lead-high-blood-pressure?et_cid=3734495&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UugD99Io5pg

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

WDT: 3-D viewing of a cell, light microscope, computerized

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/01/3-d-imaging-provides-window-living-cells-no-dye-required?et_cid=3725630&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Regenerating skeletal muscle in a mouse

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/successful-regeneration-human-skeletal-muscle-mice?et_cid=3736686&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UulMjNJdXzg

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Genetics

These myoblasts are expressing micro-RNA and mRNA

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38949/title/Image-of-the-Day--Telling-Fluorescence/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

5 fat genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/five-fat-genes-shown-to-widen-girths/81249410/

Complete, free essay from GEN

Checking out X chromosome inactivation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38947/title/Visualizing-X-Chromosome-Inactivation/

Full, free article, images, links from The Scientist

Looking at the Neanderthal genome

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-349518.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=2232eb562a-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-2232eb562a-87291326#.UuFcsNIo5pg

Full, free essay, image from BioTechniques

Cells this week: Jan. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

The big business of the cell

Circadian rhythm and mitosis link--the molecules at work

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/shifting-the-molecular-gears-linking-circadian-and-mitotic-clockwork/81249376/

Complete, free item from GEN

Stem cell trials for failing hearts

http://www.dddmag.com/videos/2014/01/stem-cell-discovery-leads-trial-heart-failure-patients?et_cid=3723751&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free video from Drug discov. & develop.

Leaks in neuron's ion channels increase pain

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/short-circuit-in-ion-channel-amplifies-pain/81249374/

Complete, free essay from GEN

Neurons featured

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38897/title/Image-of-the-Day--Fruit-Fly-Gustation/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Genetics

Epigenetics

http://www.biotechniques.com/multimedia/podcasts/?artId=346444&utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=bd2fdc99af-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-bd2fdc99af-87291326#.UtlDYtIo5pg

Free audio file from BioTechniques

Epigenetics and cocaine addiction

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-light-shed-on-role-of-epigenetics-in-cocaine-addiction/81249397/

Short, free note from GEN

What are the issues related to fetal genetic testing?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-fetal-genome

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Cells are fundamental to life: Jan. 9-16

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Karen Groh and Wendy Riggs

Genetics

Gene therapy for parkinsonism: motor improvement

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61939-X/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Why mitochondrial genes matter

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/mitochondrial-genes-matter?et_cid=3710680&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UtWVn9JdXzg

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Why the Y: it isn't going away

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/puny-but-potent-y-chromosome-won-t-peter-out/81249353/

Full, free essay from GEN

A gene for Tourette syndrome found

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/rare-genetic-cause-tourette-syndrome-found?et_cid=3701813&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Us8GttJdXzg

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Cilia adapt different behaviors in different situations

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/cilia-use-different-motors-different-tasks?et_cid=3703299&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Motors to move vesicles within cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/some-motor-proteins-cooperate-better-others?et_cid=3703299&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete free piece, image from R&D Mag.

 Oligodendrocytes and other nervous tissues

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38827/title/Image-of-the-Day--Protected-Nerves/

Short description, image from The Scientist

Doubts about stem cell therapy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=leaked-files-slam-stem-cell-therapy&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_HLTH_20140114

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

Some free sites for teaching about surface area and volume

Site 1:  http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Candy+coated+biology%3A+an+activity+to+teach+surface+area-to-volume...-a0179033439

Site 2: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/SurfaceAreaAndVolume/

Join the cellebration: Jan. 2-9

Thanks this week to Henriette Evans

 The big business of the cell

Cytonemes: a newly-discovered cell communication method

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/cells-can-communicate-reaching-out-and-touching?et_cid=3691573&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UscgEdJDvzg

Complete, free story from Biosci. Tech..

Brown adipose activity disappears with age, obesity more likely

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/age-related-obesity-tied-to-shutdown-of-brown-fat-activity/81249313/

Full, free essay from GEN

Genetics

Genes that cause diabetes of the newborn

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/new-genetic-causes-neonatal-diabetes-discovered?et_cid=3697513&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UsxkWtJdXzg

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech..

Studying duplicating sections of ape and human chromosomes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-missing-genetic-link-in-human-evolution&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140107

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

Gene behind Type II diabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/single-gene-dysfunction-linked-diabetes?et_cid=3695521&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UssS19JDvzg

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech..

Regenerations

Were there problems with this stem cell program?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=leaked-files-slam-stem-cell-therapy

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Turning the cell clock back: Alzheimer Disease starting

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/living-brain-cells-made-biobanked-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-tissue?et_cid=3697513&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UsxiltJdXzg

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech..

Reprogramming glia cells to become neurons after brain trauma

http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2013-news/Chen12-2013

Press release from Penn State

Using stem cells from umbilical cord for treatments

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303933104579304423948184180?mod=dist_smartbrief

Newspaper story, images

Success with producing bone marrow from stem cells

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/German-scientists-develop-artificial-bone-marrow/articleshow/28364188.cms

Newspaper story..

Cells are fundamental: Dec. 26-Jan. 2

The big business of the cell

Nicotine and the Golgi bodies

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/break-smoking-s-grip-by-thwarting-nicotine-s-intracellular-machinations/81249306/

Full, free story from GEN

Mostly gastric mucosa

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/36755/title/Image-of-the-Day--Gastric-Rainbow/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

Glucose metabolism, ATP, and the flu viruses

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38655/title/Fighting-Flu/

Full, free essay, image from The Scientist

Flipping the gene switch: epigenetics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/flip-on-flip-off-tet-dna-epigenetic-mechanism-uncovered/81249291/

Short, free item from GEN

Treatments

Stem cells to treat plantar fasciitis

http://www.inquisitr.com/1077130/plantar-fasciitis-treatment-via-adult-stem-cells-could-help-athletes-like-nene/

Full, free piece from The Inquisitr [sic]

Virus brings genes to regenerate retinas in mice and monkeys

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35995/title/Genes-Get-in-Your-Eye/

Complete, free item, reference from The Scientist

This week in cells: Dec. 19-26

The big business of the cell

Halting CD-4 helper T cell suicide with HIV

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cells-fiery-suicide-in-hiv-provides-hope

Complete, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Stopping microtubule growth in regenerating neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38680/title/Enzyme-Checks-Neuronal-Growth/

Full, free article, image from The Scientist

Genetics

Neanderthal DNA shows extensive inbreeding

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2013/12/genome-neandertals-reveals-inbreeding

Full, free article, images, links from Science NOW

How do tissues fail?

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/researchers-penn-help-develop-dynamic-model-tissue-failure

Press release, images from Univ. Penn.

Stay up-to-date on the cells: Dec. 12-19

The big business of the cell

Stacking up the spiral endoplasmic reticulum

http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2813%2900770-8

Free abstract, image from Cell

Cell aggregation different in vitro v embryo

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tracking-push-me-pull-you-cells-in-developing-embryos/81249235/

Full, free piece from GEN

How do HDL's calm overactive phagocytes?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/good-cholesterol-soothes-overagitated-phagocytes/81249225/

Complete, free essay from GEN

Genetics

The chromosomes' second code

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/second-code-hiding-dna?et_cid=3657020&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UrR4-9JDvzh

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Gene linked to early-onset Alzheimer Disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/rare-gene-variants-double-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-risk?et_cid=3654143&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UrR5Y9JDvzh

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Are genes really selfish?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/12/10/are-genes-really-selfish-video/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20131211

Free video from Sci. Am.

Gene therapy v Bubble boy disease



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