Schuster and Smith-Bolton have a model for regeneration in which they identified a gene (taranis) required for maintaining cell fate in damaged and regenerating Drosophila wing discs, which is not required for cell fate in normal wing development. Published in Developmental Cell.
Köberlin et al. investigated the regulatory role of membrane lipid composition in Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) signaling. They found that sphingolipid metabolism regulates TLR signaling, trafficking, and cytokine release, and that annotated lipid networks can predict TLR responses in patient cells. Published in Cell.
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Scientific writing is one of the most essential skills in science. It’s critical for writing grants, good theses, and manuscripts, as well as for posters and presentations. Because it’s so crucial, we have assembled a collection of resources to help you learn how to, or refine your skills to, write (and review!) scientifically. No matter…Details
“Alternative” careers. When did that become a phrase indicating a lack of commitment to a research career? If you want to pursue a non-academic career, why is it an “alternative” career? It’s a phrase commonly used by graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at universities across the country. You don’t want to go into academia? You…Details
Cell News—Evolutionary biology: Same gene, different mutation drives pigeon and dove feathered crowns
Charles Darwin loved pigeons. Much of his evidence for variation as a driver in evolutionary change cited in “On the Origin of Species” is based on his first-hand knowledge of Victorian “fancy” pigeon breeding. Of course, Darwin lacked all knowledge of modern genetics but now Vickery et al. show on a genetic and molecular level…Details
de la Fuente-Ortega et al. identified the dileucine motif sorting signal for the basolateral chloride channel ClC-2. They also found that it is sorted by clathrin adaptor AP-1. Published in MBoC.