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, there’s the growing “basic concepts” meme that’s been floating around, with a list being maintained by Wilkins.
Among these concepts, there are two that I’ll draw special attention to. The first is really a series, summarized at A Blog Around the Clock: Teaching Biology 101.
Check out the other discussions, such as those on speciation, too.
Now on to the rest of the cell blogging for the week:
- Neurophilosophy: Migrating neurons have a spring in their step, The Olympus Bioscapes digital imaging competition
- Today’s Stem Cell Research: Heart muscle with built-in blood supply created from stem cells
- Omics! Omics!: Shh! Fins in the making!
- Biocurious: Molecule of the month: Exosomes
- Sandwalk: A simple version of photosynthesis
- Stem Cell Research Blog: Development of first generation stem cell therapies
- Terra Sigillata: The dichloroacetate (DCA) cancer kerfuffle
- RRResearch: DNase I: friend and foe
- ScienceSampler:Another asymmetry in cells
- Disorderly Protein Brings Order To Cell Division
- Molecular Motors And Brakes Work Together In Cells
- Genetic fingerprints identify brain tumors’ origins
- Lipid Plays Big Role in Embryonic Development
- Scientists Uncover Enzyme’s Dual Role in Cancer Metastasis