Life sciences, October 2012:2

Cellular Calls: Listening in on Body’s Protein “Chatter” May Lead to New Therapies
“Observing signaling molecules before they leave a cell could give researchers insights into how cells in our bodies influence one another”
Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American blogs — October 3, 2012

MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — October 7, 2012

Protein networks

See also “Network biology,” September 2:2 below

A (protein) social network
An interaction map of 5000 proteins in fruit fly cells was completed by the Artavanis-Tsakonis lab at Harvard Medical School
Courtney Humphries, Harvard Magazine, May-June 2012

Fly Paper: Mapping the Protein Interactions of Our Distant Relative
Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonis, YouTube talk

“Wired” tissue scaffolds

A heart of gold
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — September 26, 2011

Merging tissue and electronics
“New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office —  August 27, 2012

Wired tissue brings promise of smart cells
“Nanoelectronic scaffold may be 3-D marvel”
Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe — October 15, 2012


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