Archive for cell signaling

December 2014: 2

Baby cells learn to communicate using the lsd1 gene
Carnegie Science — December 15, 2014

Resistance and Futility
“Scientists reveal how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow – work that may lead to new antibiotics”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medicine News — December 4, 2014
Scientists Capture Picture of MicroRNA In Action
“The great therapeutic potential of drugs that mimic or inhibit microRNAs to control key processes in cells is at this point completely untapped.”
The Scripps Research Institute News and Views — November 10, 2014
Secrets of Sleep
“System reveals how our brains and bodies change as we fall asleep”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medicine News — November 21, 2014

DNA’s wild west: Bounty hunters and outlaws vie for control of your genes
Leah Burrows, Brandeis University Science & Research blog — November 17, 2014


The ever-smaller future of physics
Steven Weinberg on the future likelihood of finding a Theory of everything at a scale “around a million billionths — between 10­-17 and 10-19 — of the radius of the typical atomic nucleus”
Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer, Harvard Gazette — December 5, 2014

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November 2014: 2

Adenosine can melt “love handles”
“Researchers at the University of Bonn discover a new signaling pathway to combat excess body weight”
Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfeifer, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Bonn — October 16, 2014

Antibacterial Ally
“Carbon monoxide helps immune cells battle bacterial infections”
Bonnie Prescott, Harvard Medical News — November 13, 2014

Cause of Aging Remains Elusive
“Study headed by the University of Bonn: the role of free radicals remains unresolved”
Dr. Markus Schwarzländer, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn — October 23, 2014

Marching to Our Own Sequences
Study finds DNA replication timing varies among people
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — November 13, 2014

Stem Cells for Seizures
“Scientists explore transplanting neurons to treat epilepsy”
Adriana Bobinchock, Harvard Medical News — November 7, 2014

Cell signaling

Internal Dialogues
“If we take the time to listen, our bodies’ cells have quite a bit to say”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — September 2014


Pulling together the early solar system
“New study finds that a strong magnetic field whipped the early solar system into shape”
Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office — November 13, 2014

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March 2014: 5

Bacterial reporters that get the scoop
Kristen Kusek, Press Contact, Wyss Institute, Harvard University — Mar 17, 2014

Bone Repair by Silk
“Silkworm-derived surgical devices may be superior to metal and synthetics-based plates and screws in bone.\”
Bonnie Prescott, Harvard Medical News — March 11, 2014

Cells get ready for their close-up
“New microscopy technique captures 3-D images of cells as they flow through a microfluidic channel”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — March 20, 2014

Researchers develop device that simulates gastro-intestinal tract
University of Huddersfield, UK — March 28, 2014

The Aging Brain Needs REST
“Research implicates new player in Alzheimer’s and other dementias”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — March 19, 2014

Multiple RNA functions

A novel mechanism for fast regulation of gene expression
“Messenger RNA normally tells cellular machinery which protein to make. But sometimes it has a secret mission as well”
Diana Lutz, Newsroom, Washington University St. Louis — March 18, 2014

Study of complete RNA collection of fruit fly uncovers unprecedented complexity
“1,468 new genes discovered”
Indiana University Bloomington Newsroom — March 17, 2014

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