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Superior cell news: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: 21 hours ago

Superior cell news: July 26-Aug. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein and Jon Jackson

Genetics

Overall cerebral cortical patterns are genetic

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetic-factors-sculpt-cortical-patterns/81253011/

Complete, free report from GEN

ALS genes found

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3622.html

Free abstract from Nature gen.

The big business of the cell

Dolly's clones doing well

http://www.wsj.com/video/clones-of-dolly-the-sheep-age-well/688F959C-4926-42A3-8D32-62F50CE95CC4.html

Free video from Wall st. j.

The trans-synaptic nanocolumn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNhUqhwHDaQ&feature=youtu.be

Free video, refs. from YouTube

Slow G proteins: why those meds. take so long to start

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/antidepressants-slow-to-kick-in-because-of-laggard-g-proteins/81253022/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

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Notable cell news: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Notable cell news: July 19-26

Around and about the nucleus

That Barr body of the inactive X chromosome

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/scientists-untangle-barr-body-inactive-x-chromosome?et_cid=5404982&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5404982&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fscientists-untangle-barr-body-inactive-x-chromosome%3fet_cid%3d5404982%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Genetic doping at 2016 Olympics?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/could-olympians-be-tweaking-their-genes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160726

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

Male hormones can stimulate telomere extension

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/growing-old-gracefully-male-hormone-reverses-cell-aging/81253002/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

Autosomal dominant polycystic disease and liver cysts

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-216051.full

Short, free note, images, linked citations from BMJ case rep.

The big business of the cell

Luca, the grandmamma of us all

http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016116.epdf?referrer_access_token=1ZrHOd5zy-uc4OIxCXst-dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MUGiEHcCbkW0uWqU-Z8_VoVX7xGnFSz9mbM_GrJrqWbR75wRPbS31GILzrCHHgc-VpPcfGsMgx1ltZhBOO3sIA_cTo9xCYuXx_CSMapMHAX3RhARaNRMbZWIM0mQPeSSu3l1BjCCO-xRXNfoOlkj_2m-EPXBaUS9eDLHvbjg78UyWanOreF-tSgKhvHAWk8sHU58J3B2-sq3lr63neQ8s1DLTS4qCd0EwXzrZ7j_7bDs6gWj759T0nT4WSVJBZf01YyyuSQUKqG24Ilyr3GchV&tracking_referrer=www.nytimes.com

Complete, free report, linked citations, images from Nature micro.

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Seasonal cells: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seasonal cells: July 12-19

Around and about the nucleus

Viruses caused 30% of human divergence from chimps

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/viruses-are-a-primary-driver-of-human-evolution/81252955/

Full, free story, image from GEN

Zombie genes!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364800.html#.V4brPrgrKM8

Full, free essay, link, refs. from BioTechniq.

Curing colorblindness

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-361853.html

Full, free article, images from BioTechniq.

Motor learning and epigenetics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-off-switch-keeps-motor-learning-on/81252961/

Full, free story from GEN

The big business of the cell

The fat-burning brown adipocytes work how?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/forcing-fat-cells-to-burn-calories/81252904/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Combination therapy restores vision in blind mice

http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.4340.epdf?referrer_access_token=jN8CJCu5JXghHuRPa1Wn6tRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MOsf31ejV6-URWHPqC2WTrKUknljrJ3fiHWBZUjbGNC0DoQjuI_ZrHCM5lL9hBRhcQswFiVG0s3BJ-MhOLhewhBjsADxJx0wCEiSglKXbSpoyu_qY6wsuDzuCLFharMPr33Xz3DwdrKGJc5eprSv5rQT4LVJyLwJG-mrKhW8X6jzpFx8zj6a682bqcEif-6k765j2KYHWCLfHFGnTTOVyk&tracking_referrer=www.scientificamerican.com

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citation from Nature

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Cytology now: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cytology now: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives A. J. Petto and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Stem cells

20 years after Dolly

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/20-years-after-dolly-the-sheep-led-the-way-where-is-cloning-now/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Differentiated cells can regain stem cell ability

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-363942.html

Short, free item, image, links, ref. from BioTechniq.

Genes and immunity

Genes affect individual immune response

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/study-shows-genetic-influences-on-individual-immune-responses-to-pathogens/81252908/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

Epigenetics and autoinflammation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/07/epigenetic-mechanism-identified-development-autoinflammatory-diseases?et_cid=5385880&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5385880&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fepigenetic-mechanism-identified-development-autoinflammatory-diseases%3fet_cid%3d5385880%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

Inheritance

Genes linked to Type II diabetes mostly known

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/type-2-diabetes-risk-genes-mostly-known-mostly-common/81252944/

Full, free item from GEN

Mitochondrial and nuclear genomes can clash

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/healthy-aging-more-doubtful-if-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-genomes-clash/81252924/

Complete, free report from GEN

Epigenetic heritability and obesity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/clues-to-obesity-s-missing-heritability-found-in-overlooked-rdna-epigenetics/81252929/

Full, free story from GEN

Protein-DNA interactions

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00905

Short note, image from J. phys. chem.

The chromosomes

Nettie Stevens discovered X, Y chromosomes--no credit!

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/7/12105830/nettie-stevens-genetics-gender-sex-chromosomes

Full, free essay, image, links, video from Vox

Sex testing of female super athletes

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-humiliating-practice-of-sex-testing-female-athletes.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

Full, free article from NY times

How long is that telomere?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/method-detects-telomere-length-research-cancer-aging?et_cid=5369632&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5369632&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fmethod-detects-telomere-length-research-cancer-aging%3fet_cid%3d5369632%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, links from R&D mag.

Down and dementia

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(16)30082-5/fulltext?utm_source=USnewsletter64&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Free editorial from Lancet

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Cell news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Cell news: June 24-July 5

Thanks to 'net detective Linda Moussakova

Destruction of paternal mitochondria

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/06/22/science.aaf4777

Free abstract from Science

Nucleosome proteins facilitate gene expression

http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/21/core-proteins-exert-control-over-dna-function-2/

Press release, images, links from Rice U.

Optogenetics light up cells!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/optogenetics-lights-up-therapeutic-neuroscience/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160629

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Poetry about a genome!

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/poetry-for-the-apocalypse

Complete, free report, images from Am. sci.

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Cytology now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cytology now: June 17-24

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Around and in the chromosome

How old is the human Y chromosome?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23240-the-father-of-all-men-is-340000-years-old/?cmpid=EMP%7CNSNS%7C2016-1906-GLOBAL-maywk3_dads%7Cfatherofallmen&utm_medium=EMP&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=MayWk3_Dads&utm_content=fatherofallmen

Complete, free report, image, links from New sci.

Tuning gene expression

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364734.html

Full, free item, image, refs. from BioTechniq.

Epigenetics and pain

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetics-shown-to-play-a-key-role-in-chronic-pain/81252861/

Full, free essay from GEN

Watch the genes jump!

https://physics.illinois.edu/news/story.asp?id=17784

Press release, video, images from U. Ill/U-C

Look at the DNA, understand past epidemics

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304011211_New_methods_for_investigating_past_epidemicsarchaeology_paleopathology_ancient_DNA

Free abstract from Res. gate

 The big business of the cell

Stem cells restore memory functions in hippocampus

http://stemcellstm.alphamedpress.org/content/early/2016/05/18/sctm.2015-0270.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, refs. from Stem cells trans. med.

About the zinc-iron transporters

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/molecular-map-marks-the-spot-for-zinc/81252855/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

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Cells this week: June 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 10, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cells this week: June 10-17

The big business of the cell

Skin cells "walk" to close wounds

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/researchers-watch-skin-cells-walk-wounds?et_cid=5334084&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5334084&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fresearchers-watch-skin-cells-walk-wounds%3fet_cid%3d5334084%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, image, links from R&D mag.

Molecular motors: "Shape up" chromosomes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/06/study-molecular-motors-shape-chromosome-structure?et_cid=5337351&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5337351&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fstudy-molecular-motors-shape-chromosome-structure%3fet_cid%3d5337351%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. tech.

Mutation in cilia gene,  leads to scoliosis in fish

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mutated-cilia-genes-shown-to-lead-to-scoliosis/81252819/

Full, free story, images from GEN

Only the genes

Lean gene: linked to Type II diabetes in mice?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/06/gene-linked-leanness-could-lead-type-2-diabetes-treatments?et_cid=5337351&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5337351&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fgene-linked-leanness-could-lead-type-2-diabetes-treatments%3fet_cid%3d5337351%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, link from Biosci. tech.

Non-random jumping genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/jumping-gene-activity-not-random/81252829/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

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Update on cells: June 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 03, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Update on cells: June 3-10

Thanks to 'net detective Betsy Ott

The big business of the cell

Pore regulates melanocyte activities

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep26570

Full, free essay, linked citation, images from Sci. rep.

Cells in trouble use nuclear ATP

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cells-tap-nuclear-energy-to-drive-urgent-dna-repair/81252794/

Full, free story from GEN

In and around the chromosome

Non-coding DNA? Not so much

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46150/title/Noncoding-RNAs-Not-So-Noncoding/#.V1WT0-_8UHM.facebook

Complete, free report, image, table, refs. from The Scientist

Writing a whole human genome

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/06/01/science.aaf6850.full

Full, free article, linked citations from Science

Diseases

Reducing symptoms of Huntington: neuron transfer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/aid-for-huntington-s-disease-found-through-neuronal-transplant/81252806/

Full, free story, image from GEN

Genetic mosaics and disease likelihood

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-355982.html

Full, free essay, images, refs., table from BioTechniq.

Genetic cause of multiple sclerosis found

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetic-origin-of-multiple-sclerosis-discovered/81252785/

Complete, free report, image, video from GEN

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Current cytology: May 27-June 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 27, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Current cytology: May 27-June 3

Thanks to 'net detective Shannon Gill

Why no cardiomyocyte mitosis: telomere loss

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/heart-attack-recovery-limited-by-short-telomeres/81252774/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

See which genes are being read: mom's or dad's?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364504.html

Full, free essay, images, references from BioTechniq.

Is intelligence genetic?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-intelligence-hereditary/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20160531

Your answer from Sci. Am.

Why do fraternal twins run in families?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364485.html

Full, free story, reference from BioTechniq.

Concept map for integumentary tissues

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=7789

Free directions, pdf from LifeSciTRC

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Cells this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cells this week: May 20-27

Around and about the nucleus

The organization of compartments in the nucleolus

http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674%2816%2930492-5

Free abstract, images from Cell

Watching m-RNA move out

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-362872.html

Full, free story, reference from BioTechniq.

The mood gene

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-at-nexus-of-mood-stress-and-longevity/81252759/

Full, free essay from GEN

Epigenetics, poverty, and depression

http://www.nature.com/news/poverty-linked-to-epigenetic-changes-and-mental-illness-1.19972

Complete, free report, linked citations from Nature

Lose the Y chromosome, greater Alzheimer risk?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/possible-new-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-factor-loss-of-y-chromosome/81252757/

Full, free story from GEN

The big business of the cell

Growing organoids

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/product-releases/2016/05/reagents-organoid-growth-and-harvesting?et_cid=5299222&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5299222&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fproduct-releases%2f2016%2f05%2freagents-organoid-growth-and-harvesting%3fet_cid%3d5299222%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. tech.

How did multicellular life begin?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364468.html

Full, free essay, image, reference from BioTechniq.

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