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Summer cells: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, 5 hours ago
Updated: 2 hours ago

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Cytology update: July 23-30

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

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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Spring cells event: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spring cells event: June 19-26

Parts of cells

Degrading the ER

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43278/title/Targeted-ER-Breakdown/

Complete, free report, image, links from The Scientist

Vesicle formation and endocytosis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cells-flex-and-stretch-their-way-through-endocytosis/81251414/

Full, free essay, images, links from GEN

What are inflammasomes?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/inflammation-factories-before-and-after/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150622

Full, free item, images, links from Sci. Am.

The big business of the cell

Looking at prenatal cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/study-maps-prenatal-cells?et_cid=4590072&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

How multiple sclerosis progresses

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/think-of-multiple-sclerosis-as-a-leaking-swimming-pool-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150618

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Regeneration

Olfactory mucosa helps repair spinal nerve cord

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-smell-success-for-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injuries/81251413/

Full, free item, links from GEN

Cell migration to wound sites

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/scientists-discover-key-cause-immune-cell-migration-wounds?et_cid=4596581&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Genetic control

Finding the fountain of youth in gene expression

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/If-I-Could-Turn-Back-Time/biotechniques-359027.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=25588c98d5-Epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-25588c98d5-87291326#.VYQ2jNJVhBc

Complete, free report, image, reference from BioTechniq.

Gene regulation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-regulation-of-gene-expression-faster-better-than-stronger/81251406/

Full, free essay, image, links from GEN

Nucleoporins help manage traffic

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/protein-plays-unexpected-role-embryonic-stem-cells?et_cid=4637110&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, images from Biosci. Tech.

Around and about the chromosomes

14.5 million twins studied

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/05/depth-look-historys-largest-genetic-twin-study?et_cid=4592217&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, links from Biosci. Tech.

Where did the Y genes go?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43078/title/Lost-Y-Chromosome-Genes-Found-on-Autosomes/

Complete, free report, image, links from The Scientist

Gene for pain insensitivity found

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3308.html

Free abstract from Nature Gen.

Genetic study "Kennewick Man" was an American Indian

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vnfv/ncurrent/full/nature14625.html

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Nature


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June cells: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June cells: June 12-19

Genes

Mutation blocks prion disorder

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/genetic-mutation-found-to-block-prion-disease-in-tribe-that-used-to-practice-ritual-cannibalism/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150611

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Sequencing DNA from 400,000 year old hominin femur

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43250/title/TS-Live--Genetic-Time-Machine/

Free video from The Scientist

Gene for brown fat

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/vital-genes-fat-production-found?et_cid=4627368&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Fragile X protein and neuron development

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/fragile-x-proteins-involved-proper-neuron-development?et_cid=4621164&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Suppression of non-coding transcription in embryo

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43029/title/Silencing-Surprise/

Complete, free report, image citation from The Scientist

Breast cells

Epithelial cells to form breast tissue

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43247/title/Image-of-the-Day--Model-Tissue/

Short, free note, image from The Scientist

Tiny breasts grown in vitro

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/fragile-x-proteins-involved-proper-neuron-development?et_cid=4621164&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report image from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Actin has "handedness" but why does that matter?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43298/title/The-Handedness-of-Cells/

Complete, free report, image, video from The Scientist

Eye tissues stained

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43203/title/Image-of-the-Day--Seeing-Layers/

Free explanation, image from The Scientist


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Super cells: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Super cells: June 7-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Peter O'Reilly, Robert Leopard, and John Waters

All about the nucleus

Are somatic mosaic mutations rare?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43177/title/Mosaic-Mutations-May-Not-Be-Rare/

Full, free story, links from The Scientist

How are nuclear pores put together?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/molecular-framework-for-cell-s-largest-pore-established/81251357/

Full, free item, image from GEN

Cell fusion > genetic disaster!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cell-fusion-triggers-genomic-catastrophe-leads-to-cancer/81251360/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

Epigenetics only

Observing changes in epigenome in germ cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/reprogramming-dna-observed-human-germ-cells-first-time?et_cid=4613059&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

What's happening with autoimmune diseases?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/engineers-crack-dna-code-autoimmune-disorders?et_cid=4615527&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Epigenome of body's organs

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/scientists-reveal-epigenome-maps-human-bodys-major-organs?et_cid=4604888&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Aquaporins explained

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2003/popular.html

Full, free essay, images from Nobel Prize.org

Check out the microtubules in this human oocyte

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43180/title/Image-of-the-Day--Splitting-Off/

Free, short explanation, image from The Scientist

The tale of a long tail--for HIV

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/why-hivs-cloak-has-long-tail?et_cid=4603127&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Regeneration

Cranial bone and scalp transplant

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/texas-doctors-do-first-skull-and-scalp-transplant-0?et_cid=4608951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Grown in vitro: forelimb of rat

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630243.300-worlds-first-biolimb-rat-forelimb-grown-in-the-lab.html#.VXiTZ9JVhBc

Full, free story, images, links from New Sci.

Tutorials

A histology tutorial

https://aelp.smartsparrow.com/v/open/4vhz5w99

Free website


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Conference cytology: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference cytology: May 21-June 7

Genetics

GTEx: gene study from cadaver tissue

http://chronicle.com/article/Gene-Scientists-Quest-for/230361/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Colorful karyotype

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43055/title/Image-of-the-Day--Painted-Chromosomes/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Neuron navigation

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-358455.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=64a0cae25f-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-64a0cae25f-87291326#.VXXoYdJVhBc

Full, free article, link, image, citation from BioTechniq.

Plaque on neurons can predict Alzheimer in future

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/brain-plaque-forecasts-alzheimers-years-advance-studies-confirm?et_cid=4581190&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Embryology of lymphatic vessels

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/lymphatic-vessels-traced-to-overlooked-embryonic-source/81251307/

Full, free essay, image, links from GEN


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