For a survey of 10 interesting articles posted recently, out there in the molecular and cellular blogosphere…
RNA, Protein, and Information – Discussion on the importance of findings that “junk” DNA does indeed get transcribed.
DriPs and the Inefficiency of Translation – A reminder that molecular biology, even in processes that appear precise and machine-like, is messy.
Where is the Message? – Looking at the subcellular distribution of mRNA transcripts. Beautiful micrographs.
Telling a Cell to Make an Eye – A surprising and unexpected finding: the signal for an eye to develop is the production of a short burst of ATP, the energy storage unit of the cell.
Generating Force at the Leading Edge – A blog post on expansion, collapse, and generation of traction on the apical side of migrating cells.
Too Simple for Chemotaxis? – A new approach to recreating chemotaxis in an artificial system.
RAB25 and alpha5beta1 Integrin: Invasion of the Pseudopods – A Rab GTPase found to promote cell invasion into FN-rich matrices by recycling integrins.
Circadian Rhythms Revisited (and maybe even explained!) – Three kinases that appear to act as timekeepers in cyanobacteria.
Another Highly Radiation-Resistant Bacterial Species – Deinococcus radiodurans has company.
Videos of AMPA-R Insertion – Real-time imaging of an important neurotransmitter receptor being inserted into the synapse.