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New data on SmartFlare - do they detect mRNA?

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post regarding my concerns with SmartFlare, supposedly a novel method for live imaging of RNA in cells. 1,058 more words

Journal Club

Glutamate Limitation, BvgAS Activation and (p)ppGpp Regulate the Expression of the Bordetella pertussis Type 3 Secretion System.

Bordetella pertussis is a bacterium that is considered to be highly adapted to humans and it has not been isolated from the environment. As this bacterium does not utilize sugars, the abundant supply of glutamate in Stainer Scholte (SS) medium enables B. 316 more words


Class Prep for Nov. 9th: the central dogma

To prepare for class on Wednesday 4/8, please read one of the following

  • EO Wilson’s Life on Earth chapter 10
  • Raven’s Biology 15.1-3, 15.6-9 and…
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Class Prep

Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Researcher Predicts Where Cancer Will Spread

Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Researcher Predicts Where Cancer Will Spread

Reporter: Evelina Cohn Budu, PhD

An innovative technology developed in Israel may soon be able to predict the spread of cancer from one organ to another, potentially saving the lives of millions of people around the world. 262 more words

CANCER BIOLOGY & Innovations In Cancer Therapy

Analysis of the Early Stages of HIV-1 Infection on Components of the Human Immune Response

Group Members: Kyle Carlson, Anna Gaines, Angela Mo, Devika Singh, Andrew Teng


The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that degrades the immune system of infected individuals leading to the development of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). 2,026 more words

Microarray Data Analysis

Using Gene Expression to Learn About Nanoparticle Toxicity

What happens to cells when they come into contact with nanoparticles? Researchers in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology are trying to answer this question in a lot of different ways. 1,144 more words


CHD8 Gene and Autism

Dozens of genes have been found to be correlated with autism. However, according to James P. Noonan, an associate professor of genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology at the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University, one of these genes, CHD8, has been found to be a “master regulator in the developing human brain” and to “control the expression of many other genes.” The function of CHD8 is thought to be to regulate gene expression by “modifying the way DNA interacts with histones, proteins present in the nucleus of every cell that wind long strands of DNA.” People who have “a loss-of-function mutation in this gene, which inactivates the corresponding protein, are very likely to have an autism diagnosis.” Noonan’s study was published in March in the journal… 174 more words