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Cytology news: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, 15 hours ago
Updated: 12 hours ago
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Midwinter cells: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 28, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Midwinter cells: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Henriette Evans

Chromosomes and genes

Clip and cure genetic diseases with CRISPR

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/02/curing-disease-repairing-faulty-genes?et_cid=5090290&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5090290&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fcuring-disease-repairing-faulty-genes%3fet_cid%3d5090290%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free article from Drug discov. & develop.

Culprit in some mutations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/02/dnas-gap-armor-allowing-cancer-develop-pinpointed?et_cid=5093077&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5093077&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fdnas-gap-armor-allowing-cancer-develop-pinpointed%3fet_cid%3d5093077%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Biosci. tech.

DNA synthesis not just in "S" phase

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-362790.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%2526+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=c4df137e07-Molecular+Biology-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-c4df137e07-87291326

Complete, free report, images, references from BioTechniq.

Male mice with no Y chromosome

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mice-can-be-male-without-y-chromosome

Full, free essay, link from Sci. news

UK approves gene editing of human embryos

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-editing-of-human-embryos-approved-in-the-u-k/81252308/

Full, free story, image from GEN

The big business of the cell

"Smart" adipocytes cross blood-brain barrier

http://news.psu.edu/story/385690/2015/12/17/research/smart-fat-cells-cross-blood-brain-barrier-catch-early-brain-tumors?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=01-28-2016&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image, links from Penn State U.

Assembling microtubules

http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2016/01/microtubules-assemble

Press release, videos from Harvard U.

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The latest in cytology: Jan. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The latest in cytology: Jan. 21-28

Thanks to 'net detective Jon Jackson

The big business of the cell

Anti-viral protein can cause breaks in DNA

http://scienmag.com/a-defense-protein-that-causes-cancer/

Complete, free report from Sci. mag.

Fetal cells found in mom's brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-discover-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160122

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Some evidence of Alzheimer transmission

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/more-evidence-emerges-for-transmissible-alzheimer-s-theory/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160126

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

A mitochondrial role in lupus

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/01/mitochondrial-troublemakers-unmasked-lupus?et_cid=5070599&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5070599&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f01%2fmitochondrial-troublemakers-unmasked-lupus%3fet_cid%3d5070599%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. tech.

Genes

7 great genes

http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/people-these-7-genetic-mutations-have-superpowers

Free list, links from Sci. rep.

Fixing the retinitis pigmentosa gene

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-fixes-stem-cells-harboring-blindness-causing-defect/81252293/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Tumor suppressor restrains transposons, promotes stability

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/p53-maintains-genomic-stability-through-transposon-restraint/81252278/

Full, free story, image from GEN

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Winter cells: Jan. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 14, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter cells: Jan. 14-21

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Cells of the nervous system

How neurons become disconnected

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/01/how-neurons-lose-their-connections?et_cid=5058504&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. tech.

Cocaine and neuron autophagy in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45118/title/Cocaine-Induces-Neuronal-Autophagy/

Short, free item, link from The Scientist

Movement prediction in neurons

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.4210.html

Abstract, references from Nature neurosci. 

The big business of the cell

DNA transcription

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/regulation-eukaryotic-dna-transcription?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=5c6bf7ff55-BioInteractive_News_Vol_661_19_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-5c6bf7ff55-69325713

Free animation from HHMI

Stem cell potential varies in adults

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/adult-stem-cell-potential-varies-person-to-person-not-organ-to-organ/81252252/

Full, free essay from GEN

UTI's and the bacteria

http://www.vocativ.com/news/270820/utis-treatment-cause/

Free website, links from Vocative

How nanoparticles damage immune cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/01/scientists-pinpoint-how-nanoparticles-damage-immune-cells?et_cid=5056103&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

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The new year in cells: Jan. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The new year in cells: Jan. 6-13

What the nucleic acids are doing

Translation animation

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/translation-basic-detail?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=2e150c9488-BioInteractive_News_Vol_651_4_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-2e150c9488-69325713

Free classroom resource from HHMI

Epigenetics with RNA too

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44873/title/RNA-Epigenetics/

Full, free essay, images, references from The Scientist

Only genetics

Silencing the other X chromosome

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/not-so-silent-partners-help-xist-silence-x-chromosome/81252219/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

Genes for immunity from other Homo spp.

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/45001/title/Borrowing-Immunity-Through-Interbreeding/

Full, free story, references from The Scientist

Genes controlling onset of puberty

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2015/12-16-researchers-elucidate-ne.cfm

Press release from Oregon Health and Sci. U.

The big business of the cell

Beta pancreatic cells from skin fibroblasts in mice

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160106/ncomms10080/full/ncomms10080.html

Complete, free report, figures, linked citations from Nature

Squeezing adult cells into stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/3d-squeeze-helps-adult-cells-become-stem-cells/81252223/

Full, free essay from GEN

Do we have more bacterial cells than Homo cells? Nope

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-bust-myth-that-our-bodies-have-more-bacteria-than-human-cells/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160112

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

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Cytology lately: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 17, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Cytology lately: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Thanks to 'net detective Karen McMahon

The big business of the cell

Check out this mini microscope!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mini-microscope-window-live-muscle-tissue

Complete, free report, images, link from Sci. News

Working neurons

http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/31/watch-a-worms-brain-light-up-as-it-plots-its-next-move/

Full, free essay, videos, links from Engadget

Died: discoverer of G protein

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/gilman-1994-nobel-prize-winning-scientist-texas-dies-35942507

Full, free obituary, links from ABC (US) News

This month in the FASEB J.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/12.toc

Free abstracts

Around and about the nucleus

Sequence studies of ancient Irish DNA

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44922/title/Ancient-Irish/

Short, free story, links from The Scientist

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/constructing-brain-taxonomy-one-cell-at-a-time/81252177/

Complete, free report from GEN

Classifying nervous tissue using cDNA

Watch the kinetochore!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/kinesins-and-dyneins-strut-down-microtubules/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20151217

Short explanation, video from Sci. Am.

Learning-based epigenetic changes in non-neurons too

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-basis-of-memory-extends-to-non-neuronal-cells/81252130/

Complete, free report from GEN

Aging and epigenetics in humans

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/If-I-Could-Turn-Back-Time/biotechniques-359027.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=59eb535fb2-aging-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-59eb535fb2-87291326#.Vnm5ibYrL4Y

Full, free essay, images, reference from BioTechniq.

Proteins searching for targets within DNA

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b09814

Free abstract, image from J. phys. chem.

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Cells currently: Dec. 8-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cells currently: Dec. 8-16

Thanks to 'net detective Stamatina Ziemba

The big business of the cell

Make your own real time micro. presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrisIsPjkWE

Free video from YouTube

Extracellular vesicles: just trash? Maybe not.

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tiny-cellular-bubbles-may-hold-enormous-diagnostic-potential/81252096/

Complete, free report from GEN

MS starts: neuron death

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/neuronal-death-is-possible-onset-source-of-multiple-sclerosis/81252100/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

What are the cytoplasm contents of that one cell?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44510/title/Single-Cell-Suck-and-Spray/

Full, free story, image, links from The Scientist

Early development

How important is fetal tissue in research?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-fetal-tissue-research/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20151211

Complete, free report, chart, links from Sci. Am.

Embryonic blood vessels, neurons in mouse

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44749/title/Image-of-the-Day--Follow-the-Leader/

Brief explanation, micrograph from The Scientist

Mitochondria in cardiomyocytes change: maturing heart

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6265/aad2459.abstract

Free abstract, image from Science

Dopamine-making fibroblast-derive neurons highlighted

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44725/title/Image-of-the-Day--Distinctive-Dopamine/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

In and around the nucleus

Some DNA copied later than others in S-phase

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fragile-dna-is-copied-late-in-early-mitosis/81252079/

Complete, free report from GEN

What is epigenetics?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-361979.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=033e3ecae7-epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-033e3ecae7-87291326

Full, free essay, images, references from BioTechniq.

Obese pop, epigenetic changes in sperm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/obese-dad-s-sperm-may-influence-offspring-s-weight/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20151209

Full, free audio file, transcript from Sci. Am.

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Contemporary cytology: Nov. 25-Dec. 8

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Contemporary cytology: Nov. 25-Dec. 8

In and around the nucleus

BRCA1 v dementia

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/brca1-found-to-play-important-role-in-dementia/81252032/?ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R

Full, free story, image from GEN

Discussing the ethics of gene editing

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/12/scientists-debate-boundaries-ethics-human-gene-editing?et_cid=4974954&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

When DNA folds, genes can interact

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/folding-your-genes-new-discovery-sheds-light-disease-risk?et_cid=4972138&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Antidepressants and epigenetics

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44621/title/Antidepressant-Exerts-Epigenetic-Changes/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Horses, agriculture, and the human genome

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34883225

Complete, free report, images from BBC News

Retinal cells

Stem cells > retinal ganglionic cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/12/researchers-grow-retinal-nerve-cells-lab?et_cid=4974694&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Connecting retinal neurons: help from umbilical cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/umbilical-cells-help-eyes-neurons-connect?et_cid=4963783&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

Epithelial cells colored for lineage

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44612/title/Image-of-the-Day--Family-Jewels/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Calcium channels and auditory "practice"

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/12/how-cells-developing-ear-practice-hearing?et_cid=4974954&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Large-scale production of hepatocytes from stem cells

http://www.ibtimes.com.au/mass-production-liver-cells-stem-cells-offers-new-hope-patients-liver-damage-1486815

Complete, free report, links from Intern'l bus times

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November cytology: Nov. 18-Nov. 25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November cytology: Nov. 18-Nov. 25

Thanks to 'net detective A.J. Petto

The big business of the cell

What the heck are mesenchymal cells?

http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12915-015-0212-7.pdf

Free Q&A from BMA Biol.

Anti-stem cell fraud crusader dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44598/title/Stem-Cell-Biologist-Dies/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

About the neurons

Randomly wired neurons? Not so much

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/no-cable-spaghetti-brain?et_cid=4958821&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Commissure neurons in spinal cord

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44597/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spinal-Connection/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Strengthening the synapses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/neuroscientists-reveal-how-brain-can-enhance-connections?et_cid=4951402&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Genes, not jeans

Only one gene: major part of brain development

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/single-gene-found-to-play-huge-role-in-brain-development/81251997/?ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R

Complete, free report, images from GEN

Prenatal tobacco exposure--epigenetic changes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/epigenetic-study-reveals-prenatal-exposure-of-children-to-smoking/81252017/?ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R

Full, free item from GEN

Alzheimer gene in that town

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28514-conquistador-brought-early-onset-alzheimers-to-colombian-town/

Full, free story, links from New sci.

Genes not originally our own

Essential human developmental genes from viruses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/11/ancient-viral-molecules-essential-human-development?et_cid=4961483&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

We are all a little bit Neanderthal!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/how-we-are-all-a-little-neandertal/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20151123

Free video from Sci. Am.

Genetically-engineered salmon: OK from FDA

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fda-oks-genetically-engineered-salmon-for-consumption/81252008/?ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R

Full, free essay from GEN

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Cytology news for you: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cytology news for you: Nov. 11-18

Fat cells

Adipose, I suppose

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44312/title/The-Skinny-on-Fat-Cells/

Complete, free profile, links from The Scientist

Gut microbiota and brown fat

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3994.html

Free abstract from, linked citations from Nat. med.

Attractive adipose tissue

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/festive-fat-cells?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=5228f140ec-BioInteractive_News_Vol_6111_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-5228f140ec-69325713

Press release, image, links from HHMI

Adipocytes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44484/title/Image-of-the-Day--Assorted-Adipose/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

These animal parasites are actually jellyfish

https://news.ku.edu/2015/11/06/researchers-sequence-genomes-parasite-actually-micro-jellyfish

Press release, images, link from Univ. Kansas

Herpes viruses move within cells using microtubules

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/11/tracking-how-herpes-simplex-virus-moves-through-cells?et_cid=4937192&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

In and around the nucleus

Transcription in the brain

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/human-brain-peeled-back-to-its-transcriptional-core/81251987/?ajs_uid=7354C9993023G2R

Full, free story, image from GEN

DNA from Inca mummy reveals lineage

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2015/11/inca-child-mummy-reveals-lost-genetic-history-south-america

Full, free essay, image from Science

DNA from the Denisovians: who were they?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/science/in-a-tooth-dna-from-some-very-old-cousins-the-denisovans.html?WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&_r=0

Full, free story, links, images from NY times

Stem cells

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects muscle stem cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/11/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-stem-cell-disease?et_cid=4946329&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article from Drug discov. & develop.

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