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Cytology today: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 30, 2015

Cytology today: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Epigenetics

Male metabolism, epigenetics, and the kids

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356406.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=0ac655c2d4-Epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-0ac655c2d4-87291326#.VMpQv9LF_TQ

Complete, free report, graphic, reference from BioTechniq.

Epigenetic issues with smoking while pregnant

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/study-reveals-more-dangers-smoking-while-pregnant?et_cid=4390941&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Hair grown from pluripotent stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42005/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stemming-Baldness-/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Transposons and the evolution of pregnancy

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42019/title/How-Transposons-Shaped-Pregnancy/

Full, free story, links, reference from The Scientist

Ebola is mutating

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31019097

Full, free essay from BBC News

Nervous system cells

Microglia fight amyloid, may slow Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/immune-cells-are-ally-not-enemy-battle-against-alzheimers?et_cid=4388758&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Upper motor neuron degeneration in ALS

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/exploring-upper-motor-neuron-degeneration-als?et_cid=4388511&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.


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Cells for today: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cells for today: Jan. 22-29

Genetics

Missing gene and osteoporosis, aging, more in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41963/title/Benefits-of-Missing-MYC/

Complete, free report, images, reference from The Scientist

Are you related to Ghenghis Khan?

http://www.nature.com/news/genghis-khan-s-genetic-legacy-has-competition-1.16767

Full, free essay, linked citations from Nature

Gene for oligodendrocytes, myelin makers in CNS, found

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/scientists-find-gene-vital-central-nervous-system-development-0?et_cid=4382171&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug Discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Listeria bacteria pass through placental and brain barriers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/placental-breach-mechanism-for-listeria-revealed/81250849/

Complete, free report from GEN

Leaky endothelial cells in hippocampus and Alzheimer

http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2814%2901141-6

Free abstract, video from Neuron

How do neural spines work?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/neural-spines-operate-miniature-neurons?et_cid=4382506&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Thirst neurons identified

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14108.html

Free abstract, references from Nature

Regeneration

A hair raising experience! With stem cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pluripotent-stem-cells-raise-hope-and-maybe-hair-for-the-bald/81250855/

Complete, free report from GEN

Using patient's mesenchymal stem cells instead of grafts

http://www.inquisitr.com/1787213/stem-cells-could-eliminate-skin-grafting-in-treatment-of-severe-burns-study/

Newspaper story

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Cells news for you: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cells news for you: Jan. 15-22

Lots of images available

Did you see the "Picture Show"

http://www.cell.com/pictureshow/beauty-in-disease

Full, free slide show from Cell

Check out the light-sheet micrographs!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356089.html#.VLfa8tLF_TQ

Slide show from BioTechniq.

The big business of the cells

Modeling the behavior of sickle cells

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/01/new-way-model-sickle-cell-behavior?et_cid=4372874&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Osteochondroreticular stem cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41935/title/Image-of-the-Day--Fluorescent-Femur/

Short, free explanation, link to original abstract and graphic from The Scientist

The mighty mitochondrion!

Mitochondrial calcium uniporter can speed cardiac cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/fight-or-flight-response-control-center-heart-found?et_cid=4372937&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Were the mitochondria originally parasites within the cell?

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0110685

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS One

Regeneration

Stem cells for bones and cartilage

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/bone-stem-cells-identified-that-can-regenerate-bones-and-cartilage/81250812/

Full, free essay from GEN

Light makes those sperm move!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/light-activated-sperm-restore-fertility/81250828/

Full, free story, images from GEN

Lab-grown skeletal myocytes respond to stimuli

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/288012.php

Complete, free report, image, video from Med News Today

Genetics

New revelations about Fragile X syndrome

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/genetic-clues-found-fragile-x-syndrome?et_cid=4368097&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Genes and asthma--evidence unclear

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetic-mutations-in-asthma-come-into-question/81250815/

Full, free item from GEN


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The week of the the cell: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The week of the the cell: Jan. 8-15

The big business of the cell

Sorry: you have a virus; Congrats: you are smarter?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/do-viruses-make-us-smarter?et_cid=4359742&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Osteoclasts at work

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41880/title/Image-of-the-Day--Budding-Bones/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

Better cell membrane connections key to ARDS fighting

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287884.php

Full, free item, links from Med. News Today

Chromosomes

Discoverer of X inactivation dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41873/title/X-Inactivation-Discoverer-Dies/

Short, free obituary, links, image from The Scientist

Somatic cell mosaics

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-355982.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=ca7fb7a192-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-ca7fb7a192-87291326#.VK6vNtLF_TQ

Complete, free article, images, references from BioTechniq.

Cadmium v. telomeres

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/jan/feeling-old-cadmium-could-be-responsible

Full, free item from Environ. Health News

Brain neurons sometimes have different mutations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/mutation-maps?et_cid=4361418&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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The cell: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The cell: Jan. 1-8

The chromosome as a machine

How do telomeres relate to body aging?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/connecting-cellular-aging-human-aging?et_cid=4349013&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

What good are transposons?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41702/title/A-Movable-Defense/

Full, free essay, images, references from The Scientist

Just genes

What about the genes on the Y?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41689/title/Why--Oh-Y-/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Sending genes to the corner

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/when-dna-gets-sent-time-out?et_cid=4350426&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Why does the whale live so long--the genes?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/moby-genome-or-the-whale-s-longevity-genes/81250769/

Full, free story, links from GEN

The big business of the cell

Cell environment densely packed

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/sensor-demonstrates-lack-space-living-cells?et_cid=4348738&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

How does cell migration and metastasis happen?

http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v17/n1/full/ncb3083.html#videos

Free abstract, image, graphics, video from Nature Cell Bio.

Regeneration

Two new stem cell methods to repair cornea

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/01/two-new-stem-cell-techniques-and-clinical-trials-cornea-damage?et_cid=4352306&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

New cortical neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41799/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cortical-Recovery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Cellathon: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cellathon: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Macrophages activate hair stem cells

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002002

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS Biol.

Gamete precursors produced in lab

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/human-egg-sperm-precursors-created-in-the-lab/81250748/

Full, free report, image from GEN

Cell-to cell communication

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researchers-model-mechanics-cells-long-range-communication

Press release, images from Univ. Penn.


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Cells for you and I: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cells for you and I: Dec. 18-25

Nervous tissues

Different types of serotonin neurons

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/serotonin-neuron-subtypes?et_cid=4327680&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Microtubule-cutting, mutations, and brain development

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/healthy-brain-development-balanced-edge-cellular-sword?et_cid=4327680&et_rid=54713780&location=to

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The big business of the cell

The discovery of Boveri's 1901 mitosis slides

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41510/title/A-Cellar-s-Cellular-Treasure--1992/

Complete, free report, images from The Scientist

Resveratrol and t-RNA-ases

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/scientists-discover-how-resveratrol-provides-health-benefits?et_cid=4333353&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Alcohol dehydrogenase and pain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/asian-glow-may-indicate-lower-pain-tolerance/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141222

Full, free story from Sci. Am.


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The cell world: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The cell world: Dec. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Plasma membrane-related

Blame it on the cilia

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-scientists-are-blaming-cilia-for-human-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141210

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

Cilia and flagella

http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/12/1063.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf from BioScience

Acetylcholine receptors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/scientists-reveal-neurotransmitter-binding-site-function?et_cid=4318983&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The nucleus

Mechanism of one type of albanism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/new-research-unlocks-mystery-albanism?et_cid=4321040&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item Biosci. Tech.

Rare genetic disorders

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-rare-disorder-is-hiding-in-your-dna/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141216

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

How to fold up the DNA so that it fits into a nucleus

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/12/3-d-maps-reveal-genomes-origami-code?et_cid=4314455&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The nuclear pore

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41507/title/Nuclear-Pore-QA/

Short, free Q&A, image, reference from The Scientist

Kinds of cells

The microglia and Alzheimer Disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/blocking-receptor-brain%E2%80%99s-immune-cells-counters-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-mice?et_cid=4310915&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How frequent is sickle cell trait in the US?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6349a3.htm?s_cid=mm6349a3_e

Complete, free report, tables, citations from MMWR

Oops: these are not the cells you seek

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/09/368491013/mistaken-identities-plague-lab-work-with-human-cells?sc=tw

Full, free item, audio file from NPR

"F" class stem cells described

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41643/title/New-Stem-Cell-State/

Full, free story, image, references from The Scientist


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Cytology: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cytology: Dec. 4-11

Genetics

Same person, different genome

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-report-finds-cia-interrogation-tactics-were-ineffective-n264621

Full, free article, references from BioTechniq.

Smoking and Y chromosome loss

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41579/title/Vanishing-Y-Chromosomes/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Muscular dystrophy locomotion

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1007790?query=TOC

Short, free note, films from 1910 from New Engl. j. Med.

Genetic analysis of ancestry of Richard III

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333

Complete, free report, images from BBC

These cells can  lead to scar tissue development

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41572/title/Image-of-the-Day--Hidden-Hazard/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

The big business of the cell

Protecting Golgi bodies slows Alzheimer Disease

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41593/title/Shoring-Up-Golgi-To-Slow-Alzheimer-s/

Short, free story, image, links from The Scientist

Menthol increases number of nicotine receptors

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26668-menthol-increases-nicotine-addiction-by-tweaking-brain.html

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.

Stem cells produced for DNA of dead people

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/stem-cells-from-the-dead-to-help-health-research-114120300212_1.html

Full, free essay from Business Standard


Tags:  genetics  stem cells 

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The mysteries of the cell: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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