Welcome to your weekly dose of cell and molecular biology. As always, I’ll choose select posts from blogs that I read – please do contact me with specific posts that you’d like “Cells Weekly” to link to, or topical blog discussions that I might be missing. And of course, please link to the “Cells Weekly” to share it with others.
First, a recent study on “Grid Cells” caught the interest of a number of blog, including (in no particular order) Smooth Pebbles, SciAm Observations (2 there), John Hawks’ Anthropology Blog, and… any more?
The original paper: Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex.
Now on to the rest of the cell blogging for the week:
- Ontogeny: Scientists celebrate 50 years since key RNA discovery
- Biocurious: Blood clot mechanics at the molecular level 
- Discovering Biology in a Digital World: Make your own stem cells!
- Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): One gene to rule them all
- Sandwalk: Ubiquinone and the proton pump
- Science Creative Quarterly: Creeping into your head: A brief introduction to microglia
- Pure Pedantry: Swim sperm, swim together, swim like the wind!
- Public Rambling: Not so silent mutations
- Gene Expression (Classic): Hippocampal subfield differentiation, dendrite evolution
- The World’s Fair: Things I don’t understand: Ubiquitin in endocytosis edition
- Today’s Stem Cell Research: Dismissing cancer stem cells
- Biosingularity: Video of RNAi in action, Incredible cartoon video of the inner life of a cell
ScienceDaily and Eurekalert Picks:
- Complex Channels
- Tumor Cells Evade Death Through Autophagy
- Motor Protein Plays Key Role In Connecting Neurons
- Molecular Link Between Inflammation And Cancer Discovered
- Chopping Off Protein Puts Immune Cells Into High Gear
- Turning A Cellular Sentinel Into A Cancer Killer