1. Nishimoto S, Vu AT, Naselaris T, Benjamini Y, Yu B, Gallant JL. Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies. Curr Biol. 2011 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21945275.
    • A group of Berkeley scientists have used fMRI to probe into our brains and “see” how we see the world.
    • Press release; and more technical information from the authors’ website.


  1. Ramachandran R, Zhao XF, Goldman D. Ascl1a/Dkk/{beta}-catenin signaling pathway is necessary and glycogen synthase kinase-3{beta} inhibition is sufficient for zebrafish retina regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 20;108(38):15858-63. Epub 2011 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 21911394.
  2. Zupanc GK, Sîrbulescu RF. Adult neurogenesis and neuronal regeneration in the central nervous system of teleost fish. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Sep;34(6):917-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07854.x. PubMed PMID: 21929625.


  1. Zhu C, Smith T, McNulty J, Rayla AL, Lakshmanan A, Siekmann AF, Buffardi M, Meng X, Shin J, Padmanabhan A, Cifuentes D, Giraldez AJ, Look AT, Epstein JA, Lawson ND, Wolfe SA. Evaluation and application of modularly assembled zinc-finger nucleases in zebrafish. Development. 2011 Oct;138(20):4555-64. PubMed PMID: 21937602.


* A series of articles on the validity of sir2′s role in longevity.

  1. Burnett C, Valentini S, Cabreiro F, Goss M, Somogyvári M, Piper MD, Hoddinott  M, Sutphin GL, Leko V, McElwee JJ, Vazquez-Manrique RP, Orfila AM, Ackerman D, Au C, Vinti G, Riesen M, Howard K, Neri C, Bedalov A, Kaeberlein M, Soti C, Partridge L, Gems D. Absence of effects of Sir2 overexpression on lifespan in C.  elegans and Drosophila. Nature. 2011 Sep 21;477(7365):482-5. doi: 10.1038/nature10296. PubMed PMID: 21938067.
  2. Viswanathan M, Guarente L. Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan by sir-2.1 transgenes. Nature. 2011 Sep 21;477(7365):E1-2. doi: 10.1038/nature10440. PubMed PMID: 21938026.
    • Commentary: Lombard DB, Pletcher SD, Cantó C, Auwerx J. Ageing: longevity hits a roadblock. Nature. 2011 Sep 21;477(7365):410-1. doi: 10.1038/477410a. PubMed PMID: 21938058.
    • News article in  “New research challenges work on a longevity gene


  1. Zhang L, Hou D, Chen X, Li D, Zhu L, Zhang Y, Li J, Bian Z, Liang X, Cai X, Yin Y, Wang C, Zhang T, Zhu D, Zhang D, Xu J, Chen Q, Ba Y, Liu J, Wang Q, Chen J, Wang J, Wang M, Zhang Q, Zhang J, Zen K, Zhang CY. Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA. Cell Res. 2011 Sep 20. doi: 10.1038/cr.2011.158. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21931358.
    • Plant miRNA can get into human by food consumption and affect physiological response!
    • News artcile in the Scientist. “Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

Zebrafish/ Evolution

  1. Whiteley AR, Bhat A, Martins EP, Mayden RL, Arunachalam M, Uusi-Heikkilä S, Ahmed AT, Shrestha J, Clark M, Stemple D, Bernatchez L. Population genomics of wild and laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio). Mol Ecol. 2011 Sep 16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05272.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21923777.
  2. Catchen JM, Braasch I, Postlethwait JH. Conserved synteny and the zebrafish genome. Methods Cell Biol. 2011;104:259-85. PubMed PMID: 21924168.


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