The quote of the week comes from Ernst Mayr, 1982 (The Growth of Biological Thought):
No biological problem is solved until both the proximate and the evolutionary causation has been elucidated. Furthermore, the study of evolutionary causes is as legitimate a part of biology as is the study of the usually physico-chemical proximate causes.
Now, welcome to your weekly dose of cell and molecular biology. As always, I’ve selected all of the blogging commentary that I’ve seen, trying to keep the selection both topical and not mere reposting of press releases from jouranls and societies. The result, hopefully, is a zeitgeist of this week’s cyto-blogging:
- The Daily Transcript:
Cell migration is soooo cool
- Respectful Insolence:
The deadly deviousness of the cancer cell, or how dichloroacetate (DCA) might fail
- Pure Pedantry:
Neuron to glia synapses on axons?
Rapamycin: “An anti-aging drug today”?
- Omics! Omics!:
Eight ligands a leaping
Nerve glue comes unstuck
- Stem Cell Research Blog:
Stem cell that directly determines fate of its daughters
- Scientia Natura:
Study: Evolution getting faster thanks to germs and viruses
- Epigenetics News:
Liposuctioned fat as a source of stem cells
And one from ScienceDaily: