Posted by: Dan | June 3, 2007

Cells Weekly #32

The quote of the week comes from Louis Pasteur:

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

Now the weekly cell and molecular biology metablogging:

Daily Transcript:


Gene Expression (classic):


Pure Pedantry:

Greg Laden:

Eye on DNA:

Carnivals for the week:
Bio::Blogs #11, Scientae #7, Mendel’s Garden #15 and Gene Genie #8.

And some ScienceDaily picks below the fold:

In search of the biological significance of modular strutures in protein networks:

Refuting previous studies, the authors show by computer simulation that modular structures can arise during network growth via a simple model of gene duplication, without a natural selection preference for modularity.

Cellular message movement captured on video:

Fluorescent video microscopy reveals the dynamic behavior of a protein found in focal adhesions, cell-surface regions rich with receptors for growth factors and points of attachment with the outside world.

Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death:

The discovery of how some abnormal cells can avoid a biochemical program of self-destruction by increasing their energy level and repairing the damage, is giving investigators insights into a key strategy cancer cells use to survive and thrive.



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