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Cell and basic biology

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 9 hours ago

Come to the cell-a-thon: July 31-Aug. 1

Inherited epigenetic effects?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/new-study-looks-how-epigenetic-effects-are-passed-down?et_cid=4074153&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Cytology this week: July 24-31


The big business of the cell


Odontoblasts arise from glia cells of peripheral nerves

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/teeth-sprout-from-glia-derived-stem-cells/81250160/

​Full, free story from GEN

Previously unknown bacteriophage in 50% of human gut

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/07/novel-virus-discovered-half-world%E2%80%99s-population?et_cid=4065557&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

​Complete, free report from
R&D Mag.

Tumor suppressor activated during mitosis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/upending-cancer-dogma?et_cid=4027965&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Chromosomes and genes


Functional DNA in humans: 8.2% only

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/only-82-dna-%E2%80%98functional%E2%80%99?et_cid=4064510&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Novel genetic risks for parkinsonism

Full, free item, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Genetic input into age of menarche

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28417485

Full, free essay from BBC News

Condensed chromatin model

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=72643

​Press release from NSF

Better stem cell making in the future?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/07/cloning-offers-intriguing-stem-cell-making-tips?et_cid=4070061&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

​Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

The cells speak: July 17-24
HIV

Editing HIV out of the genome

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40531/title/Genome-Editing-Cuts-Out-HIV/

Complete, free story, image, original reference from The Scientist

Some HIV particles more invective than others

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/all-hiv-not-created-equal-scientists-can-identify-which-viruses-cause-infection?et_cid=4057457&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The embryo

Looking at cell movements during development

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/reconstructing-animal%E2%80%99s-development-cell-cell?et_cid=4058451&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from
Biosci. Tech.

Sensory and motor neurons growing to make spinal nerves

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40545/title/Image-of-the-Day--Converging-Neurons/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Apoptosis inhibitors in autoimmunity and cancers similar?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/autoimmune-disorders-cancer-share-apoptosis-inhibitors?et_cid=4061832&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Is cystic fibrosis two diseases?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cystic-fibrosis-might-be-2-diseases/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140719

Full, free article, image from
Sci. Am.

Epigenetics and dopamine

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-link-to-neuropsychiatric-disorders-discovered/81250132/

Full, free story from
GEN

The role of astrocytes in Down Syndrome


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/support-cells-brain-play-important-role-down-syndrome?et_cid=4054895&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Mesenchymal stem cells enhance muscle cell repair

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/stem-cells-aid-muscle-repair-and-strengthening-after-resistance-exercise?et_cid=4060468&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.


Genes and only genes

Tracking down epigenetic processes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/new-technique-maps-lifes-effects-our-dna?et_cid=4058451&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Archaic human gene: why the specialized hypoxic response?


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-352733.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e2790510b5-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e2790510b5-87291326#.U8gImuNdXzi

Complete, full report, link to original abstract from BioTechniq.

The cell is fundamental: July 10-17
Genetic program that changes stem cells into blood cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/stem-cells-turned-into-blood/81250105/

Full, free essay, image from
GEN

Opposing microtubules

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Microtubule-Tug-of-War/biotechniques-352519.html#.U8BB6dddXzg

Full, free report, reference from
BioTechniq.

Ribosomal genes have alternative instructions in humans

http://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/human-cells%E2%80%99-protein-factory-has-alternate-operating-manual

Press release, image from NSF

The best in cell news: July 3-10

The chromosomes

Have Type II diabetes: blame your grandparents--epigenetics

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/diet-during-pregnancy-linked-to-diabetes-in-grandchildren/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140711

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

1500-year old Down Syndrome case


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25848-oldest-case-of-downs-syndrome-from-medieval-france.html#.U7q9ztddXzg

Full, free essay, image from
New Sci.

Telomerase and aging

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/07/05/aging-too-much-telomerase-can-be-as-bad-as-too-little/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

Genetics

What's behind hypertichosis (=inappropriate hariness)?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-352456.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=32bc2469ea-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-32bc2469ea-87291326#.U7xD6NddXzh


Full, free article, image from
BioTechniq.

Turning on the myelination switch


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/myelination-master-switch-in-brain-stem-cells-discovered/81250047/

Complete, free report from GEN

About 50% of the genes enabling math also help for reading

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/breaking-news-same-genes-drive-math-reading-ability?et_cid=4036351&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Gene protects against Alzheimer Disease


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/protective-gene-staves-off-dementia/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140701

Full, free story, images, reference, all from Sci. Am.

Age-related mutations in mitochondria common

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mitochondria-genetic-defect-20140707-story.html

Newspaper story

Regeneration and modifications

Colony forming cells act as stem cell "buddies"


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/buddy-system-boosts-stem-cell-survival/81250062/

Complete, free report, image from
GEN

Giving GI cells a new mission: make insulin

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gutting-out-a-cure-for-diabetes-human-gi-cells-retrained-to-make-insulin/81250045/

Full, free item from
GEN

RBC's can be genetically altered to carry therapies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/future-soldiers-could-be-protected-against-germ-warfare-by-genetically-modified-blood-cells-9574123.html

Newspaper story

The big business of the cell

Sexual reproduction

http://www.hapsweb.org/?page=WhatsNewInAP

A guide to a full issue on the topic from The Scientist

New findings in cell signaling mechanism

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/new-discovery-living-cell-signaling?et_cid=4034049&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The evolution of the ribosome

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/evolution-lifes-operating-system-revealed-detail?et_cid=4025657&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, images from Biosci. Tech.

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/7.cover-expansion

Free abstracts

Join the CELLebration: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

The big business of the cells

How do cells make ribosomal proteins?


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140623094624.htm

Full, free report, image from Sci. Daily

Estimated human gene set reduced again: 19,000 now

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40441/title/Human-Gene-Set-Shrinks-Again/

Full, free article, links, image from The Scientist

Comparing Alzheimer Disease and Down Syndrome

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/down-syndrome-and-alzheimer-s-disease-have-a-lot-in-common/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140624

Full, free story, image from
Sci. Am.

What's going wrong in Huntington Disease?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/researchers-find-fatal-cellular-malfunction-huntington%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4012498&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

Electricity and cells

Electrical switching due to pressure found in cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/ferroelectric-switching-seen-biological-tissues?et_cid=4012123&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Taking another look at Miller's classical experiment

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76587

Press release, video from NSF

The cell story: June 19-26
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

Astrocytes: taking out the trash

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/neurons_get_their_neighbors_to_take_out_their_trash

Press release, image from Johns Hopkins

The molecular clock and evolution

http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140619-thornton.html

Press release from Univ. Chicago Med. Cent.

Your best spot for cell news: June 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Chromosomes and genes

Is the Y chromosome on its way out?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-male-sex-chromosome-isn-t-shrinking/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140617

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Tetrameric chimerism


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa013452

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
New Engl. j. Med.

Fingerprint inheritance


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/succession-science-are-fingerprint-patterns-inherited/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140612

Full, free lab procedure from
Sci. Am.

Extreme scoliosis and two uncommon mutations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/severe-scoliosis-linked-rare-gene-mutations?et_cid=3998695&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Mitochondria: not just about ATP synthesis


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Beyond-The-Powerhouse/biotechniques-352247.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=1ca88cc1f2-cell-biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-1ca88cc1f2-87291326#.U5nFnNJdXzj

Complete, free report, images, reference from BioTechniques

Journey through brain cell's microtubules

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/06/scientists-take-tubular-journey-through-brain-cells?et_cid=3998695&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, video from
Biosci. Tech.

W
hat the cells are up to now: June 5-12

Stem cells

Light-sensitive retinal cells from stem cell in vitro

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/stem-cells-helps-create-light-sensitive-retina-dish?et_cid=3987646&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Polio contaminating a line of fetal glial cells


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40143/title/Virus-Detected-in-Human-Cell-Line/

Short, free report, links from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Cell movement without actin but using "osmotic engine"


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Cells-on-the-Move/biotechniques-352099.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=8f71a0da90-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-8f71a0da90-87291326#.U5HZkdJdXzg

Complete, free article, references from
BioTechniques

Mediator, the cell transcription machine of many proteins


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-transcription-machinery-finely-mapped-in-3d/81249947/

Full, free essay from GEN

Have you seen this month's FASEB J's table of contents?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/6.toc

Free abstracts

Genetics

Gene-edited CD-4 lymphocytes resist HIV


http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/10/hiv-resistance-genome-editing

Full, free report, links from Wired

He developed the Ames test for mutagens

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40054/title/Mutagens-and-Multivitamins/

Complete, free profile, links from
The Scientist

Cell biology this week: May 29-June 5


The big business of the cell

Disposing of misfolded proteins in the cell

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-tag-team-disposes-of-misfolded-proteins/81249926/

Complete, free article, image from
GEN

Doing mitochondrial research


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39779/title/The-Energizer/

Full, free report from The Scientist

How do cells deal with the "noise" of daily activities?

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140522-inside-the-din-cells-fight-noise-with-noise/

Full, free essay from Quanta Mag.

Taking a peek at the cytoskeleton

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40076/title/Spotlight-on-the-Cytoskeleton/

Short, free item, image, video from The Scientist

Stem cells

Neurons tell stem cells to make new neurons

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/neurons-signal-stem-cells-to-make-new-neurons/81249939/

Full, free essay, image from
GEN

Low power light encourages stem cells to start teeth

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/light-coaxes-stem-cells-repair-teeth?et_cid=3966735&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Genetics

Single-gene error linked to early inflammatory bowel disorder

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39762/title/The-Youngest-Victims/

Complete, free article, link to original abstract, all from The Scientist

Found: gene for blond hair

http://www.today.com/health/scientists-discover-blonde-gene-2D79736774

Short, free item from
NBC News

Looking for those that thrive without manifesting bad genes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/genetic-heroes-may-be-key-to-treating-debilitating-diseases/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140603

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

Maintaining sex determination lifelong


http://www.health.umn.edu/news-releases/male-and-female-sex-cell-determination-requires-lifelong-maintenance-and-protection

Press release from Univ. Minn.

The cell links are multiplying: May 22-June 5


Switching nitrogenous bases in cell differentiation

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/genetic-switching-element-differentiates-stem-cells?et_cid=3955424&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

RBC's in a clot

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40055/title/Image-of-the-Day--Caught-in-a-Clot/

Brief explanation, image from
The Scientist

The Y chromosome has wide-ranging roles


http://www.biotechniques.com/news/An-Elite-Set-of-Genes/biotechniques-351936.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=2aa962fe1d-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-2aa962fe1d-87291326#.U39n7tJdXzg

Free, full article, graphic, references from
BioTechniques

Stem cell work in Lebanon


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Lifestyle/2014/May-22/257317-a-brave-new-world-stem-cell-therapy-in-lebanon.ashx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Newsletter#axzz32SvYwQJF

Newspaper story

Cell news this week: May 15-22

A vesicle full of cell news

HIV assembling

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/05/watching-hiv-bud-cells?et_cid=3947995&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Gene testing proves she wasn't a Titanic survivor

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39761/title/Unsinkable-Evidence/

Full, free piece from
The Scientist

Is this the gene behind the blood-brain barrier?


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/breaking-through-the-blood-brain-barrier/81249872/

Short, free report from GEN

Brain injuries in preemies is genetic

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/risk-brain-injury-genetic?et_cid=3948723&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The mighty mitochondrion

Mitochondrial study: were they really The First Nations? Yes.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/breaking-news-genes-may-verify-earliest-american-inhabitants?et_cid=3942747&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Why shouldn't paternal mitochondria be passed along too?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/05/where-have-all-mitochondria-gone?et_cid=3942565&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

What about those cells: May 8-15

Stem cells

Safe and effective: stem cells for strokes

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25541-first-stem-cell-trial-for-stroke-shows-lasting-benefits.html#.U3EdiNJdXzg

Complete, free report from
New Sci.

Embryonic stem cell of mouse


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39930/title/Image-of-the-Day--Nanotube-Nursery/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

A vesicle of cell news

Why no endocytosis during mitosis?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39784/title/Inactive-Actin/

Full, free report, images, link to original article, all from
The Scientist

Worried about Ebola hemorrhagic fever?


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1405314?query=TOC

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
New Engl. j. Med.

Why is multiple sclerosis more common in women?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/why-ms-more-common-women?et_cid=3931666&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, images from
Biosci. Tech.

Genes

Dobermans and humans: similar albinism gene

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/mans-best-friend-shares-similar-albino-gene?et_cid=3935709&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Fullest mapping of metabolism genes so far


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39942/title/Metabolism-Mapped/

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

The influence of extrachromosal DNA

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/05/genetic-material-hitchhiking-cells-may-shape-physical-traits?et_cid=3937943&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Gene for long life improves learning and memory too


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/long-lifespan-gene-also-boosts-learning-and-memory/81249847/

Full, free report from GEN


The best in cell news: May 1-8
Thanks to 'net detective Brian Salisbury
Stem cells

Questions about research related to stem cell for damaged hearts


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39866/title/Cell-Transplants-for-Heart-Questioned/

Complete, free story, links from
The Scientist

Scaffolding encouraged skeletal muscle stem cells


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/experiment-grows-new-muscle-mens-injured-legs?et_cid=3914034&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Reprogrammed skin cells become immature sperm cells

Short, free report, link to original abstract and image from The Scientist

Gene expression

Gene expressed in monocytes reflected in Alzheimer disease


http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/alzheimers-gwas-hits-reflected-monocyte-gene-expression

Full, free item, links from
Alzforum

Diet, epigenetics, and maternal diet


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39841/title/Epigenetic-Effects-of-Mom-s-Diet/

Full, free report, link to original research article from
The Scientist

Join the cellebration: April 24-May 1
Genetics and the chromosome

The tough little cell: protects DNA


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/cell-resiliency-surprises-scientists?et_cid=3904190&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Junk DNA and the failing heart

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/junk-dna-tied-to-heart-failure/81249794/

Full, free report from
GEN

Newly discovered genetic disorder: degeneration of nervous system


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/breaking-news-new-genetic-brain-disorder-discovered?et_cid=3902144&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Regeneration and stem cells

Somatic cell nuclear transfer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39830/title/SCNT-Picks-Up-Steam/

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

Human stem cells become neurons in monkeys


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/breakthrough-human-neural-stem-cells-become-neurons-in-monkey-brains/81249785/

Full, free report from
GEN

Beard transplants

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=7&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/cea51d40-d478-46c3-8846-34f061cba7f2

Free video file from MSN

The big business of the cell

Sodium channel structure

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/new-cell-structure-discovery-could-aid-drug-development?et_cid=3910773&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

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