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Conference cytology: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: 16 hours ago

Conference cytology: May 21-June 7

Colorful karyotype

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

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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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Cell and basic biology: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cell and basic biology: May 14-21

Thanks to 'net detectives Shawn Parcells, Miranda Byse, and Henriette Evans

Histology and histopathology

Problems with histology?

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=9095

Free site from LifeSciTRC

Mapping the neuron during embryonic development

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/for-embryonic-neurons-the-map-is-the-territory/81251293/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Want pathology and other micro views?

http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/webpath.html#MENU

Webpath from Univ. Utah

The big business of the cell

Check out the astrocytes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43001/title/Image-of-the-Day--Amazing-Astrocytes/

Short, free explanation, image, reference, all from The Scientist

What about the giant mimivirus?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/findings-reveal-clues-functioning-mysterious-mimivirus?et_cid=4572325&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Bill would require more testing of female tissues

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/241169-bill-requires-medical-research-for-females-as-well-as-males

Full, free story from The Hill

Genes

Gene editing induces fetal hemoglobin production

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genome-edit-restores-fetal-globin-could-offset-sickle-cell/81251273/

Full, free essay from GEN

In DNA testing: how do you tell the twins apart?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-358267.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=40a711d2c4-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-40a711d2c4-87291326#.VVpJedJVhBc

Complete, free report, links from BioTechniq.

Is there an epilepsy gene?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/doctors-parents-try-to-unravel-scn8a-gene-s-role-in-epilepsy/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150519

Full, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Sequencing the Nittany Lion

http://news.psu.edu/story/352829/2015/04/14/research/schreyer-scholar-evanitsky-studies-past-hopes-preserving-future?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=05-14-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, images from Penn State Univ.

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The cell of spring: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The cells of spring: May 7-14

Mother's day specials

Twins, each with a different father

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/twins-different-dads-nj-case-puts-spotlight-rare-medical-phenomenon?et_cid=4559914&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

The placental cell exchange

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/children%E2%80%99s-cells-live-mothers

Complete, free report, links from Sci. News

The big business of the cell

Cell differentiation

http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/5/468.full

Full, free article, images, references from BioScience

"Career shifts" in cells: fates of cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/brain-cells-capable-early-career-switch?et_cid=4568083&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Archea form between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/05/origin-complex-life?et_cid=4559914&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image, links from Biosci. Tech.

Gap junctions forming and functioning

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gap-junctions-watch-information-flow-between-neighboring-cells-video-and-animation/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150511

Full, free story, image, video, animation from Sci. Am.

3-D neuron

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42949/title/Image-of-the-Day--3-D-Neuron/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Genes

Seasonal expression of genes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42959/title/Seasonal-Genes/

Complete, free report, graphic, link from The Scientist

Domestication and genes

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tameness-genes

Short, free item from New Sci.

What about CRISPR/Cas 9 assays?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-gets-lit-up-and-tuned/81251251/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Genes influence processing of emotional information

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/genes-influence-brain-reaction-emotional-information?et_cid=4560282&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

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Cells today: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

Cells today: May 7-14

The origin of the theca cells (around the ovum)?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/it-takes-a-multicellular-confab-to-raise-an-oocyte/81251244/

Full, free story, links from GEN

Growing new bone tissue outside the body

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2015/05/growing-new-bones-without-human-body?et_cid=4555423&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, full report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Stem cells OK for stroke recovery

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/05/stem-cells-safe-treat-post-stroke-brains-study?et_cid=4555933&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug develop. & discov.


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All cell news fit to print: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015

All cell news fit to print: April 30-May 7

Regeneration

Stem cell therapy for macular degeneration moving ahead

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42863/title/Eye-Stem-Cell-Therapy-Moves-Ahead/

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

Why won't optic neurons regenerate?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/insight-seeing?et_cid=4553393&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

US will not fund human embryonic gene editing

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/nih-declares-it-will-not-fund-studies-of-gene-editing-in-human-embryos/81251211/

Complete, free report from GEN

The big business of the cell

Lung landscape

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=73107

Short explanation, false-color SEM from NSF

Stretchy neurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42882/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bungee-Nerves/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Ribosome assembly and a new chaperone

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/freezing-bullet-find-clues-ribosome-assembly-process?et_cid=4550612&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The chromosomes

Histones reduce jumpiness of genes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/how-histone-h3-3-helps-hobble-jumping-genes/81251238/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN

Chromosome folding

http://news.rice.edu/2015/04/28/chromosome-folding-theory-shows-promise-3/

Press release, links, video from NSF


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Cells today and tomorrow: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cells today and tomorrow: April 23-30

The big business of the cell

Imaging cells with sound

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/nondestructive-3-d-imaging-biological-cells-sound?et_cid=4531544&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

What about those membrane glycans?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42461/title/Getting-Your-Sugar-Fix/

Full, free article, images, links from The Scientist

About the chromosomes

Identical twins' DNA differs from epigenetic changes

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27411-police-can-now-tell-identical-twins-apart--just-melt-their-dna.html#.VT_T2tJVhBc

Full, free essay, links from New Sci.

Neurons adjust DNA methylation to change activity

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/neurons-vary-their-dna-tags-to-adjust-synaptic-activity/81251204/

Full, free story, images from GEN

Masculinization and epigenetics

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-358009.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f97dbbdb14-Epigenetics-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f97dbbdb14-87291326#.VTj8ktJVhBc

Complete, free report, images, reference from BioTechniq.

Centrioles pass with the sperm

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/centrioles-may-pass-nongenetic-information-to-next-generation/81251194/

Full, free article, image from GEN


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Springing into cells: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 17, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Springing into cells: April 16-23

Virus in genome defends embryo against other viruses

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42760/title/Viral-Protector/

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

Fibroblast cell line responsible for scar tissue

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/cell-type-responsible-scarring-skin-cancer-growth-identified?et_cid=4524853&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Imaging living taste cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/scientists-watch-living-taste-cells-action?et_cid=4530039&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Vagus sensory neurons and breathing

http://hms.harvard.edu/news/breath-taking

Press release, images from Harvard

Lots of pesticides on veggies can reduce semen quality

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/eating-fruits-and-vegetables-with-high-pesticide-residues-linked-with-poor-semen-quality/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Harvard%20Chan%20School%20Update%20April%202015%20--%20Friends%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release from Harvard


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Cells now: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cells now: April 9-16

The big business of the cell

Look at the wasabi receptor

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/spicy-first-views-of-the-wasabi-receptor/81251131/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Quorum sensing in hair cells: thicker hair

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hair-population-s-response-to-plucking-could-counter-male-pattern-baldness/81251138/

Full, free story from GEN

Intercellular calcium, islet cells, and diabetes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/cellular-defect-linked-diabetes?et_cid=4508044&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Amniotic cells for wound healing

http://news.rice.edu/2015/04/08/amniotic-stem-cells-demonstrate-healing-potential-2/

Press release, image, link to original abstract from Rice Univ.

Taking out the trash

Tagging the proteins to remove

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42663/title/Cellular-Garbage-Disposal-Illuminated/

Short, free item, image, links from The Scientist

Giving lysosomes a pH check-up

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/detecting-lysosomal-ph-fluorescent-probes?et_cid=4508048&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Around and about the chromosomes

DNA replication animation

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/dna-replication-advanced-detail?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=6ef331a862-BioInteractive_News_Vol_454_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-6ef331a862-69325713

Free from HHMI

How are you all: genetic chimerism

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42476/title/From-Many--One/

Complete, free report, image, linked citations from The Scientist

Epigenetics, sperm, and autism

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sperm-with-specific-epigenetic-tags-linked-to-autism/81251153/

Full, free essay from GEN

Gene in moms that have aneuploid miscarriages

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42635/title/A-Benefit-of-Failed-Pregnancy-/

Full, free article, image, reference from The Scientist

Anorexia gene in mice

http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247%2815%2900301-0

Free summary from Cell Rep.

Telomeres only

Exercise and telomeres

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/nobelist-talks-about-exercise-and-chromosome-integrity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150413

Full, free essay, audio file, links from Sci. Am.

Interview with Elizabeth Blackburn, cell biologist

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2015/04/03/hangout-with-nobel-laureate-elizabeth-blackburn-can-cells-live-forever/

Short, free item, links, video from Sci. Am.


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The cellathon: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The cellathon: April 2-9

Genetics

Hunger gene for appetite suppression

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/hunger-gene-helpers-extend-appetite-regulation/81251108/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Garfield: The Klinefelter cat? X-linked gene regulation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/scientists-unveil-sex-linked-control-genes?et_cid=4502187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Gene therapy may be key to Huntington treatment

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/broken-cellular-communication-brain-contributes-huntingtons-disease-symptoms-study-finds?et_cid=4503538&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosic. Tech.

Sickle cell gene therapy

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/new-sickle-cell-gene-therapy-approaches?et_cid=4496709&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

The big business of the cell

My what beautiful centrosomes you have!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42606/title/Image-of-the-Day--Colorful-Self-Destruction/

Short explanation, images, reference from The Scientist

Cellular age acceleration and HIV

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/research-links-hiv-age-accelerating-cellular-changes?et_cid=4502187&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Exploring the brain

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=134653&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

News release, slide show from NSF

Regeneration and stem cells

Chimp oocytes live longer than women's

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/chimp-eggs-die-later-humans-eggs%E2%80%94even-though-humans-live-longer?et_cid=4496556&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, links from Biosci. Tech.

Discoverer of pluripotent cells dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42591/title/Embryonic-Stem-Cell-Pioneer-Dies/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist


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Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Cell biology today: March 26-April 2

Neurons

DNA methylation required for feminine behavior in rats

http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3988.epdf?shared_access_token=8jA4_tUtRR-syFAPc2BBidRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0O5Sa17PwxeSdPz2qBv6vanxusGjeS3u3ugroTKYMJlFJrlbrovLlJCRaZQxROjM9rhhuhj4ncTxVAck7aag2Of-Gw_opTc4XhMFgA5NuhinV7kFxKGz0AUbEBMkBkv-Brab2_9QkmHznC6ATwTiOiObKNORGo6VuYPQH6t290HWA%3D%3D

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Nature Neurosci.

HIV begins in brain earlier

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/hiv-replicates-brain-earlier-thought-study?et_cid=4485204&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

The big business of the cell

Why is our skin so tough?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/skin-tough?et_cid=4494227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from R&D Mag.

Problem gene causes poor anti-flu defenses

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/03/bad-gene-cripples-flu-defenses

Full, free essay, image, link from Science

Genes

Genes for Good app from Univ. Mich. Sch. Pub. Health

Chttp://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/facebook-app-encourages-individuals-get-touch-their-dna?et_cid=4494227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

omplete, free report from R&D Mag.

Personal genome project

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/donate-your-health-data-to-medical-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150331

Brief, free note, links from Sci. Am.

Predicting how the stain works

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42536/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stain-Free-Staining/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist


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