Posts tagged ‘eye disease’

Behaviour

  1. Palmér T, Ek F, Enqvist O, Olsson R, Åström K, Petersson P. Action sequencing in the spontaneous swimming behavior of zebrafish larvae – implications for drug development. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 9;7(1):3191. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03144-7. PubMed PMID: 28600565; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5466685.
  2. Vliet SM, Ho TC, Volz DC. Behavioral screening of the LOPAC(1280) library in zebrafish embryos. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 13. pii: S0041-008X(17)30267-3. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2017.06.011. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28623180.

Funding

  1. Kaiser J. NIH abandons grant cap, offers new help to younger scientists. Science. 2017 Jun 16;356(6343):1108. doi: 10.1126/science.356.6343.1108. PubMed PMID: 28619891.
  2. Wahls WP. NIH’s ineffective funding policies. Science. 2017 Jun 16;356(6343):1132-1133. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6504. PubMed PMID: 28619908.

Genetics

  1. Cassels L, Barde YA. Scaling pain threshold with microRNAs. Science. 2017 Jun 16;356(6343):1124-1125. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6784. PubMed PMID: 28619901.
  2. Peng C, Li L, Zhang MD, Bengtsson Gonzales C, Parisien M, Belfer I, Usoskin D, Abdo H, Furlan A, Häring M, Lallemend F, Harkany T, Diatchenko L, Hökfelt T, Hjerling-Leffler J, Ernfors P. miR-183 cluster scales mechanical pain sensitivity by regulating basal and neuropathic pain genes. Science. 2017 Jun 16;356(6343):1168-1171. doi: 10.1126/science.aam7671. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 28572455.

Genomics

  1. Shekhar K, Lapan SW, Whitney IE, Tran NM, Macosko EZ, Kowalczyk M, Adiconis X, Levin JZ, Nemesh J, Goldman M, McCarroll SA, Cepko CL, Regev A, Sanes JR. Comprehensive Classification of Retinal Bipolar Neurons by Single-Cell Transcriptomics. Cell. 2016 Aug 25;166(5):1308-1323.e30. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.07.054. PubMed PMID: 27565351; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5003425.

Vision

  1. Sabbah S, Gemmer JA, Bhatia-Lin A, Manoff G, Castro G, Siegel JK, Jeffery N, Berson DM. A retinal code for motion along the gravitational and body axes. Nature. 2017 Jun 7. doi: 10.1038/nature22818. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28607486.
  2. Demb JB, Clark DA. Vision: These retinas are made for walkin’. Nature. 2017 Jun 7. doi: 10.1038/nature22505. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28607483

Genome editing

  1. Stella S, Alcón P, Montoya G. Structure of the Cpf1 endonuclease R-loop complex after target DNA cleavage. Nature. 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1038/nature22398. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28562584.
  2. Palermo G, Miao Y, Walker RC, Jinek M, McCammon JA. CRISPR-Cas9 conformational activation as elucidated from enhanced molecular simulations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 26. pii: 201707645. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707645114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28652374.
  3. Shipman SL, Nivala J, Macklis JD, Church GM. CRISPR-Cas encoding of a digital movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria. Nature. 2017 Jul 12. doi: 10.1038/nature23017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28700573.

Stem cell

  1. Servick K. Stem cell approach for cataracts challenged. Science. 2017 Jun 30;356(6345):1318-1319. doi: 10.1126/science.356.6345.1318. PubMed PMID: 28663449.

Eye disease

  1. Servick K. Stem cell approach for cataracts challenged. Science. 2017 Jun 30;356(6345):1318-1319. doi: 10.1126/science.356.6345.1318. PubMed PMID: 28663449.

Ecology/Evolution

  1. Ceballos G, Ehrlich PR, Dirzo R. Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 10. pii: 201704949. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704949114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28696295.
  2. Castiglione GM, Hauser FE, Liao BS, Lujan NK, Van Nynatten A, Morrow JM, Schott RK, Bhattacharyya N, Dungan SZ, Chang BSW. Evolution of nonspectral rhodopsin function at high altitudes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 22. pii: 201705765. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705765114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28642345.

Imaging

  1. Hildebrand DGC, Cicconet M, Torres RM, Choi W, Quan TM, Moon J, Wetzel AW, Scott Champion A, Graham BJ, Randlett O, Plummer GS, Portugues R, Bianco IH, Saalfeld S, Baden AD, Lillaney K, Burns R, Vogelstein JT, Schier AF, Lee WA, Jeong WK, Lichtman JW, Engert F. Whole-brain serial-section electron microscopy in larval zebrafish. Nature. 2017 May 18;545(7654):345-349. doi: 10.1038/nature22356. Epub 2017 May 10. PubMed PMID: 28489821.

Neuroscience

  1. Ciabatti E, González-Rueda A, Mariotti L, Morgese F, Tripodi M. Life-Long Genetic and Functional Access to Neural Circuits Using Self-Inactivating Rabies Virus. Cell. 2017 Jul 1. pii: S0092-8674(17)30697-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28689641.

Eye disease

  1. Fritsche LG, et al. A large genome-wide association study of age-related macular degeneration highlights contributions of rare and common variants. Nat Genet. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1038/ng.3448. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26691988.

Zebrafish Behaviour

  1. Prykhozhij SV, Rajan V, Berman JN. A Guide to Computational Tools and Design Strategies for Genome Editing Experiments in Zebrafish Using CRISPR/Cas9. Zebrafish. 2015 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26683213.
  2. Gao Y, Zhang G, Jelfs B, Carmer R, Venkatraman P, Ghadami M, Brown SA, Pang CP, Leung YF, Chan RH, Zhang M. Computational classification of different wild-type zebrafish strains based on their variation in light-induced locomotor response. Comput Biol Med. 2015 Nov 30;69:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.11.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26688204.

Genome Editing

  1. Sakuma T, Nakade S, Sakane Y, Suzuki KT, Yamamoto T. MMEJ-assisted gene knock-in using TALENs and CRISPR-Cas9 with the PITCh systems. Nat Protoc. 2016 Jan;11(1):118-33. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2015.140. Epub 2015 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 26678082.
  2. Lackner DH, Carré A, Guzzardo PM, Banning C, Mangena R, Henley T, Oberndorfer S, Gapp BV, Nijman SM, Brummelkamp TR, Bürckstümmer T. A generic strategy for CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene tagging. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 17;6:10237. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10237. PubMed PMID: 26674669.
  3. Prykhozhij SV, Rajan V, Berman JN. A Guide to Computational Tools and Design Strategies for Genome Editing Experiments in Zebrafish Using CRISPR/Cas9. Zebrafish. 2015 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26683213. Doudna J. Genome-editing revolution: My whirlwind year with CRISPR. Nature. 2015 Dec 24;528(7583):469-71. doi: 10.1038/528469a. PubMed PMID: 26701037.
  4. Gagnon KT, Corey DR. Stepping toward therapeutic CRISPR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22;112(51):15536-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1521670112. Epub 2015 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 26644585.
  5. Rahdar M, McMahon MA, Prakash TP, Swayze EE, Bennett CF, Cleveland DW. Synthetic CRISPR RNA-Cas9-guided genome editing in human cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22;112(51):E7110-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1520883112. Epub 2015 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 26589814.

Diseases

  1. Pankow S, Bamberger C, Calzolari D, Martínez-Bartolomé S, Lavallée-Adam M, Balch WE, Yates JR 3rd. ∆F508 CFTR interactome remodelling promotes rescue of cystic fibrosis. Nature. 2015 Dec 24;528(7583):510-6. doi: 10.1038/nature15729. Epub 2015 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 26618866.

Imaging

  1. Barna L, Dudok B, Miczán V, Horváth A, László ZI, Katona I. Correlated confocal and super-resolution imaging by VividSTORM. Nat Protoc. 2016 Jan;11(1):163-183. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2016.002. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 26716705.
  2. Murray E, Cho JH, Goodwin D, Ku T, Swaney J, Kim SY, Choi H, Park YG, Park JY, Hubbert A, McCue M, Vassallo S, Bakh N, Frosch MP, Wedeen VJ, Seung HS, Chung K. Simple, Scalable Proteomic Imaging for High-Dimensional Profiling of Intact Systems. Cell. 2015 Dec 3;163(6):1500-14. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.11.025. PubMed PMID: 26638076.
  3. Errico C, Pierre J, Pezet S, Desailly Y, Lenkei Z, Couture O, Tanter M. Ultrafast ultrasound localization microscopy for deep super-resolution vascular imaging. Nature. 2015 Nov 26;527(7579):499-502. doi: 10.1038/nature16066. PubMed PMID: 26607546.

Development

  1. Camp JG, Badsha F, Florio M, Kanton S, Gerber T, Wilsch-Bräuninger M, Lewitus E, Sykes A, Hevers W, Lancaster M, Knoblich JA, Lachmann R, Pääbo S, Huttner WB, Treutlein B. Human cerebral organoids recapitulate gene expression programs of fetal neocortex development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22;112(51):15672-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1520760112. Epub 2015 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 26644564.

				

Lilly Hall of Science; 2015 Purdue Spring Fest

Prahatha Venkatraman showing the way to measure fish vision to a future scientist.

Martian Tian explaining how to use zebrafish for eye disease research to the Lafayette community.

Nature’s special on “Challenges in irreproducible research”

Human Behaviour/Psychology

  1. Kramer AD, Guillory JE, Hancock JT. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8788-90. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320040111. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24889601.

Retinal development

  1. Hoon M, Okawa H, Della Santina L, Wong RO. Functional Architecture of the Retina: Development and Disease. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2014 Jun 28. pii: S1350-9462(14)00038-X. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2014.06.003. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 24984227.

Stem cells

  1. Ksander BR, Kolovou PE, Wilson BJ, Saab KR, Guo Q, Ma J, McGuire SP, Gregory MS, Vincent WJ, Perez VL, Cruz-Guilloty F, Kao WW, Call MK, Tucker BA, Zhan Q, Murphy GF, Lathrop KL, Alt C, Mortensen LJ, Lin CP, Zieske JD, Frank MH, Frank NY. ABCB5 is a limbal stem cell gene required for corneal development and repair. Nature. 2014 Jul 17;511(7509):353-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13426. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 25030174.
  2. Tsai SQ, Joung JK. What’s Changed with Genome Editing? Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.017. PubMed PMID: 24996161.
  3. Veres A, Gosis BS, Ding Q, Collins R, Ragavendran A, Brand H, Erdin S, Talkowski ME, Musunuru K. Low Incidence of Off-Target Mutations in Individual CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN Targeted Human Stem Cell Clones Detected by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.020. PubMed PMID: 24996167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4082799.
  4. Smith C, Gore A, Yan W, Abalde-Atristain L, Li Z, He C, Wang Y, Brodsky RA, Zhang K, Cheng L, Ye Z. Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis Reveals High Specificity of CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-Based Genome Editing in Human iPSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):12-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.011. PubMed PMID: 24996165.
  5. Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.016. PubMed PMID: 24996168.
  6. Kiskinis E, Sandoe J, Williams LA, Boulting GL, Moccia R, Wainger BJ, Han S, Peng T, Thams S, Mikkilineni S, Mellin C, Merkle FT, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Ziller M, Oakley D, Ichida J, Di Costanzo S, Atwater N, Maeder ML, Goodwin MJ, Nemesh J, Handsaker RE, Paull D, Noggle S, McCarroll SA, Joung JK, Woolf CJ, Brown RH, Eggan K. Pathways Disrupted in Human ALS Motor Neurons Identified through Genetic Correction of Mutant SOD1. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5;14(6):781-95. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.004. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24704492.

Eye disease treatment

  1. Jepson LH, Hottowy P, Weiner GA, Dabrowski W, Litke AM, Chichilnisky EJ. High-fidelity reproduction of spatiotemporal visual signals for retinal prosthesis. Neuron. 2014 Jul 2;83(1):87-92. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.04.044. Epub 2014 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 24910077.
    • Trenholm S, Roska B. Cell-type-specific electric stimulation for vision restoration. Neuron. 2014 Jul 2;83(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.012. PubMed PMID: 24991948.

Funding

  1. Resnick A. Systemic addiction to research funding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 1;111(26):E2634. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407369111. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 24920596.
  2. Alberts B, Kirschner MW, Tilghman S, Varmus H. Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 22;111(16):5773-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404402111. Epub 2014 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 24733905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4000813.

Research Career

  1. Smaglik P. Employment: PhD overdrive. Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):255-6. PubMed PMID: 25013890.

Systems Biology

  1. Bruggner RV, Bodenmiller B, Dill DL, Tibshirani RJ, Nolan GP. Automated identification of stratifying signatures in cellular subpopulations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 1;111(26):E2770-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408792111. Epub 2014 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 24979804.

Genomics/ Sequencing

  1. Lahens NF, Kavakli IH, Zhang R, Hayer K, Black MB, Dueck H, Pizarro A, Kim J, Irizarry R, Thomas RS, Grant GR, Hogenesch JB. IVT-seq reveals extreme bias in RNA-sequencing. Genome Biol. 2014 Jun 30;15(6):R86. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24981968.
  2. Tilgner H, Grubert F, Sharon D, Snyder MP. Defining a personal, allele-specific, and single-molecule long-read transcriptome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 8;111(27):9869-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1400447111. Epub 2014 Jun
    24. PubMed PMID: 24961374.

Genome editing

  1. Sheridan C. First CRISPR-Cas patent opens race to stake out intellectual property. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul 8;32(7):599-601. doi: 10.1038/nbt0714-599. PubMed PMID: 25004207.
  2. Wu X, Scott DA, Kriz AJ, Chiu AC, Hsu PD, Dadon DB, Cheng AW, Trevino AE, Konermann S, Chen S, Jaenisch R, Zhang F, Sharp PA. Genome-wide binding of the CRISPR endonuclease Cas9 in mammalian cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul;32(7):670-6. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2889. Epub 2014 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 24752079.
  3. Kuscu C, Arslan S, Singh R, Thorpe J, Adli M. Genome-wide analysis reveals characteristics of off-target sites bound by the Cas9 endonuclease. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul;32(7):677-83. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2916. Epub 2014 May 18. PubMed PMID: 24837660.
  4. Tsai SQ, Joung JK. What’s Changed with Genome Editing? Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.017. PubMed PMID: 24996161.
  5. Veres A, Gosis BS, Ding Q, Collins R, Ragavendran A, Brand H, Erdin S, Talkowski ME, Musunuru K. Low Incidence of Off-Target Mutations in Individual CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN Targeted Human Stem Cell Clones Detected by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.04.020. PubMed PMID: 24996167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4082799.
  6. Smith C, Gore A, Yan W, Abalde-Atristain L, Li Z, He C, Wang Y, Brodsky RA, Zhang K, Cheng L, Ye Z. Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis Reveals High Specificity of CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-Based Genome Editing in Human iPSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):12-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.011. PubMed PMID: 24996165.
  7. Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.016. PubMed PMID: 24996168.
  8. Kiskinis E, Sandoe J, Williams LA, Boulting GL, Moccia R, Wainger BJ, Han S, Peng T, Thams S, Mikkilineni S, Mellin C, Merkle FT, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Ziller M, Oakley D, Ichida J, Di Costanzo S, Atwater N, Maeder ML, Goodwin MJ, Nemesh J, Handsaker RE, Paull D, Noggle S, McCarroll SA, Joung JK, Woolf CJ, Brown RH, Eggan K. Pathways Disrupted in Human ALS Motor Neurons Identified through Genetic Correction of Mutant SOD1. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5;14(6):781-95. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.03.004. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24704492.
  9. Güell M, Yang L, Church G. Genome Editing Assessment using CRISPR Genome Analyzer (CRISPR-GA). Bioinformatics. 2014 Jul 1. pii: btu427. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24990609.
  10. Spies M. Fulfilling the dream of a perfect genome editing tool. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 2. pii: 201408985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24989506.

Genomics

  1. Venter’s New Goal: World’s Largest Sequencing Operation
  2. Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

Genetics

  1. Vanderperre B, Lucier JF, Bissonnette C, Motard J, Tremblay G, Vanderperre S, Wisztorski M, Salzet M, Boisvert FM, Roucou X. Direct detection of alternative open reading frames translation products in human significantly expands the proteome. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 12;8(8):e70698. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070698. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23950983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3741303.

Stem cells

  1. Acid-bath stem-cell study under investigation.

Genome-editing

  1. Tebas P, Stein D, Tang WW, Frank I, Wang SQ, Lee G, Spratt SK, Surosky RT, Giedlin MA, Nichol G, Holmes MC, Gregory PD, Ando DG, Kalos M, Collman RG, Binder-Scholl G, Plesa G, Hwang WT, Levine BL, June CH. Gene editing of CCR5 in autologous CD4 T cells of persons infected with HIV. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 6;370(10):901-10. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1300662. PubMed PMID: 24597865.
    • Editorial commentary: Kay MA, Walker BD. Engineering cellular resistance to HIV. N Engl J Med. 2014
      Mar 6;370(10):968-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1400593. PubMed PMID: 24597871.
    • News coverage: Editing Genes May Make Cells Resist HIV.

Philosophy

How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner

Medicine

  1. Flannick J, Thorleifsson G, Beer NL, Jacobs SB, Grarup N, Burtt NP, Mahajan A, Fuchsberger C, Atzmon G, Benediktsson R, Blangero J, Bowden DW, Brandslund I, Brosnan J, Burslem F, Chambers J, Cho YS, Christensen C, Douglas DA, Duggirala R, Dymek Z, Farjoun Y, Fennell T, Fontanillas P, Forsén T, Gabriel S, Glaser B, Gudbjartsson DF, Hanis C, Hansen T, Hreidarsson AB, Hveem K, Ingelsson E, Isomaa  B, Johansson S, Jørgensen T, Jørgensen ME, Kathiresan S, Kong A, Kooner J, Kravic J, Laakso M, Lee JY, Lind L, Lindgren CM, Linneberg A, Masson G, Meitinger T, Mohlke KL, Molven A, Morris AP, Potluri S, Rauramaa R, Ribel-Madsen R, Richard AM, Rolph T, Salomaa V, Segrè AV, Skärstrand H, Steinthorsdottir V, Stringham HM, Sulem P, Tai ES, Teo YY, Teslovich T, Thorsteinsdottir U, Trimmer JK, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Vaziri-Sani F, Voight BF, Wilson JG, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Njølstad PR, Pedersen O, Groop L, Cox DR, Stefansson K, Altshuler D. Loss-of-function mutations in SLC30A8 protect against type 2 diabetes. Nat Genet. 2014 Mar 2. doi: 10.1038/ng.2915. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24584071.
  2. Mapstone M, Cheema AK, Fiandaca MS, Zhong X, Mhyre TR, Macarthur LH, Hall WJ, Fisher SG, Peterson DR, Haley JM, Nazar MD, Rich SA, Berlau DJ, Peltz CB, Tan MT, Kawas CH, Federoff HJ. Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults. Nat Med. 2014 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nm.3466. [Epub ahead of print]
    PubMed PMID: 24608097.

Imaging

  1. Foldscope: Origami-based paper microscope

Zebrafish

  1. Cressey D. Fish-kill method questioned. Nature. 2014 Feb 27;506(7489):419-20. doi: 10.1038/506419a. PubMed PMID: 24572404.

 

Eye disease

  1. Fernandez de Castro J, Scott PA, Fransen JW, Demas J, Demarco PJ, Kaplan HJ, McCall MA. Cone Photoreceptors Develop Normally in the Absence of Functional Rod Photoreceptors in a Transgenic Swine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Mar 11. pii: iovs.13-13724v1. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13724. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24618325.

Vision

  1. Partridge JC, Douglas RH, Marshall NJ, Chung WS, Jordan TM, Wagner HJ. Reflecting optics in the diverticular eye of a deep-sea barreleye fish (Rhynchohyalus natalensis). Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Mar 19;281(1782):20133223. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3223. Print 2014. PubMed PMID: 24648222.

Evolution

  1. Gassmann AJ, Petzold-Maxwell JL, Clifton EH, Dunbar MW, Hoffmann AM, Ingber DA, Keweshan RS. Field-evolved resistance by western corn rootworm to multiple Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in transgenic maize. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24639498.

Neuroscience

  1. Bushdid C, Magnasco MO, Vosshall LB, Keller A. Humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli. Science. 2014 Mar 21;343(6177):1370-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1249168. PubMed PMID: 24653035.

In January, I visited the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics at the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China [Chinese website of the Institute]. It is a large provincial hospital in Sichuan Province with a population of 80.8 million. The hospital served approximately 3.6 million outpatient and emergency cases, and carried out almost 75,000 surgeries in 2011. With this number of patients, the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics collected extensive human samples and has been a leader in genetics study in China.

Prof. Zhengli Yang, the vice president of the hospital and the director of Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, invited both me and a renowned eye geneticist Prof. Shomi Bhattacharya to discuss our current research on eye disease therapy. I discussed how my lab is setting up the foundation to use zebrafish to screen eye drugs at Purdue. Prof. Bhattacharya discussed his work on gene therapy and stem cell therapy. It was a great experience to interact with a world leader in genetics whom discovered many of the key genes in retinal degeneration, and a top notch research institution in China.

Yuk Fai Leung lectured at the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China

 

Prof. Shomi Bhattacharya lectured at the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China. Prof. Zhenglin Yang (right) hosted the symposium.

 

Audience from the Center for Human Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China.

Neuroscience

  1. Cai D, Cohen KB, Luo T, Lichtman JW, Sanes JR. Improved tools for the Brainbow toolbox. Nat Methods. 2013 May 5;10(6):540-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2450. Epub 2013 May 5. PubMed PMID: 23817127.
  2. Pan YA, Freundlich T, Weissman TA, Schoppik D, Wang XC, Zimmerman S, Ciruna B, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW, Schier AF. Zebrabow: multispectral cell labeling for cell tracing and lineage analysis in zebrafish. Development. 2013 Jul;140(13):2835-46. doi: 10.1242/dev.094631. PubMed PMID: 23757414; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3678346.
    1. Blog post by the first author: Red fish, blue fish, Brainbow fish!

Eye disease

  1. Berger W, Kloeckener-Gruissem B, Neidhardt J. The molecular basis of human retinal and vitreoretinal diseases. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2010 Sep;29(5):335-75. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 Mar 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 20362068.
  2. Dalkara D, Byrne LC, Klimczak RR, Visel M, Yin L, Merigan WH, Flannery JG, Schaffer DV. In vivo-directed evolution of a new adeno-associated virus for therapeutic outer retinal gene delivery from the vitreous. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jun 12;5(189):189ra76. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005708. PubMed PMID: 23761039.
    1. News coverage: Genes Get in Your Eye.

Genetics

  1. A collection of seminal papers on CRISPR-CAS
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Funding

  1. Fortin JM, Currie DJ. Big Science vs. Little Science: How Scientific Impact Scales with Funding. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 19;8(6):e65263. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23840323; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3686789.

Philosophy of science

  1. Biesecker LG. Hypothesis-generating research and predictive medicine. Genome Res. 2013 Jul;23(7):1051-3. doi: 10.1101/gr.157826.113. PubMed PMID: 23817045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3698497.

Stem cells

  1. Tachibana M, Amato P, Sparman M, Gutierrez NM, Tippner-Hedges R, Ma H, Kang E, Fulati A, Lee HS, Sritanaudomchai H, Masterson K, Larson J, Eaton D, Sadler-Fredd K, Battaglia D, Lee D, Wu D, Jensen J, Patton P, Gokhale S, Stouffer RL, Wolf D,  Mitalipov S. Human embryonic stem cells derived by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Cell. 2013 Jun 6;153(6):1228-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 May 15. PubMed PMID: 23683578
    1. News coverage: Scientists create human embryos to make stem cells

Retinal Development

  1. Salbreux G, Barthel LK, Raymond PA, Lubensky DK. Coupling mechanical deformations and planar cell polarity to create regular patterns in the zebrafish retina. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012 Aug;8(8):e1002618. Epub 2012 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 22936893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3426565.
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    • Commentary: Chen Z, Li X, Desplan C. Deterministic or stochastic choices in retinal neuron specification. Neuron. 2012 Sep 6;75(5):739-42. PubMed PMID: 22958814.

Eye disease

  1. Murakami Y, Matsumoto H, Roh M, Suzuki J, Hisatomi T, Ikeda Y, Miller JW, Vavvas DG. Receptor interacting protein kinase mediates necrotic cone but not rod cell death in a mouse model of inherited degeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 4;109(36):14598-603. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 22908283.
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  3. Manzini MC, Tambunan DE, Hill RS, Yu TW, Maynard TM, Heinzen EL, Shianna KV, Stevens CR, Partlow JN, Barry BJ, Rodriguez J, Gupta VA, Al-Qudah AK, Eyaid WM, Friedman JM, Salih MA, Clark R, Moroni I, Mora M, Beggs AH, Gabriel SB, Walsh CA. Exome Sequencing and Functional Validation in Zebrafish Identify GTDC2 Mutations as a Cause of Walker-Warburg Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Sep 7;91(3):541-7. PubMed PMID: 22958903.

Genetics

  1. Schmitt MW, Kennedy SR, Salk JJ, Fox EJ, Hiatt JB, Loeb LA. Detection of ultra-rare mutations by next-generation sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 4;109(36):14508-13. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 22853953.
  2. Papers related to ENCODE
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      2. Stamatoyannopoulos JA. What does our genome encode? Genome Res. 2012 Sep;22(9):1602-11. PubMed PMID: 22955972.
      3. Frazer KA. Decoding the human genome. Genome Res. 2012 Sep;22(9):1599-601. PubMed PMID: 22955971.
    1. Nature (with links to Genome Research papers)
      1. Skipper M, Dhand R, Campbell P. Presenting ENCODE. Nature. 2012 Sep6;489(7414):45. doi: 10.1038/489045a. PubMed PMID: 22955612.
      2. Ecker JR, Bickmore WA, Barroso I, Pritchard JK, Gilad Y, Segal E. Genomics: ENCODE explained. Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):52-5. doi: 10.1038/489052a. PubMed PMID: 22955614.
      3. ENCODE Project Consortium, Bernstein BE, Birney E, Dunham I, Green ED, Gunter C, Snyder M. An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome.Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):57-74. doi: 10.1038/nature11247. PubMed PMID: 22955616.
      4. Thurman RE, et al., The accessible chromatin landscape of the human genome. Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):75-82. doi: 10.1038/nature11232. PubMed PMID: 22955617.
      5. Neph S, et al., An expansive human regulatory lexicon encoded in transcription factor footprints. Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):83-90. doi: 10.1038/nature11212. PubMed PMID:22955618.
      6. Gerstein MB, et al., Architecture of the human regulatory network derived from ENCODE data. Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):91-100. doi: 10.1038/nature11245. PubMed PMID: 22955619.
      7. Djebali S, et al., Landscape of transcription in human cells. Nature. 2012 Sep 6;489(7414):101-8. doi: 10.1038/nature11233. PubMed PMID: 22955620.

Oxidative Stress

  1. Mukaigasa K, Nguyen LT, Li L, Nakajima H, Yamamoto M, Kobayashi M. Genetic Evidence of an Evolutionarily Conserved Role for Nrf2 in the Protection against Oxidative Stress. Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22949501.

Stem cells

  1. Sancho-Martinez I, Baek SH, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Lineage conversion methodologies meet the reprogramming toolbox. Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Sep 3;14(9):892-9. doi: 10.1038/ncb2567. PubMed PMID: 22945254.
  2. Loh KM, Lim B. Epigenetics: Actors in the cell reprogramming drama. Nature. 2012 Aug 30;488(7413):599-600. doi: 10.1038/488599a. PubMed PMID: 22932382.

Medicine

  1. Asch DA, Volpp KG. What business are we in? The emergence of health as the business of health care. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6;367(10):888-9. Epub 2012 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 22931228.
  2. Fani Marvasti F, Stafford RS. From sick care to health care–reengineering prevention into the U.S. system. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6;367(10):889-91. PubMed PMID: 22931257.
  3. Barnes KA, Kroening-Roche JC, Comfort BW. The developing vision of primary care. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6;367(10):891-3. PubMed PMID: 22931258.
  4. Baker M. Doctors back circumcision. Nature. 2012 Aug 30;488(7413):568. doi: 10.1038/488568a. PubMed PMID: 22932355.
  5. Nature Outlook HPV
    1. Crow JM. HPV: The global burden. Nature. 2012 Aug 30;488(7413):S2-3. doi: 10.1038/488S2a. PubMed PMID: 22932437.

Nutrition

  1. Maxmen A. Calorie restriction falters in the long run. Nature. 2012 Aug 30;488(7413):569. doi: 10.1038/488569a. PubMed PMID: 22932356.

Ethics, Social and Legal Issues

  1. Greenland P, Fontanarosa PB. Ending honorary authorship. Science. 2012 Aug 31;337(6098):1019. PubMed PMID: 22936744.

Stem cells

  1. Chen J, Pei D. Reprogramming in suspension. Nat Methods. 2012 Apr 27;9(5):449-51. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1989. PubMed PMID: 22543375.

Genomics

  1. Clarke L, Zheng-Bradley X, Smith R, Kulesha E, Xiao C, Toneva I, Vaughan B, Preuss D, Leinonen R, Shumway M, Sherry S, Flicek P; The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium. The 1000 Genomes Project: data management and community access. Nat Methods. 2012 Apr 27;9(5):459-462. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1974. PubMed PMID: 22543379; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3340611.

Eye disease

  1. Pearson RA, Barber AC, Rizzi M, Hippert C, Xue T, West EL, Duran Y, Smith AJ, Chuang JZ, Azam SA, Luhmann UF, Benucci A, Sung CH, Bainbridge JW, Carandini M,Yau KW, Sowden JC, Ali RR. Restoration of vision after transplantation of photoreceptors. Nature. 2012 May 3;485(7396):99-103. PubMed PMID: 22522934.

Genetic disease

  1. Whalley K. Neurodevelopmental disorders: Reversing the fragile X phenotype. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 May 3. doi: 10.1038/nrn3255. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22551664.

Systems biology

  1. Zhu J, Sova P, Xu Q, Dombek KM, Xu EY, Vu H, Tu Z, Brem RB, Bumgarner RE, Schadt EE. Stitching together Multiple Data Dimensions Reveals Interacting Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Networks That Modulate Cell Regulation. PLoS Biol. 2012 Apr;10(4):e1001301. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 22509135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3317911.

Medicine

  1. Freedman ND, Park Y, Abnet CC, Hollenbeck AR, Sinha R. Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 17;366(20):1891-904. PubMed PMID: 22591295.

 

Neuroimaging/ Connectomics

  1. Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL, Wang R, Dai G, Mortazavi F, Hagmann P, Kaas JH, Tseng WY. The geometric structure of the brain fiber pathways. Science. 2012 Mar 30;335(6076):1628-34. PubMed PMID: 22461612.

Neuroscience

  1. Rogulja D, Young MW. Control of sleep by cyclin A and its regulator. Science. 2012 Mar 30;335(6076):1617-21. PubMed PMID: 22461610.
  2. Koch C. Newsmaker interview: Christof Koch. A vision of how mouse vision can reveal consciousness’ secrets. Interview by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. Science. 2012 Mar 23;335(6075):1426-7. PubMed PMID: 22442452.
  3. Morris RG, Takeuchi T. Neuroscience. The imaginary mind of a mouse. Science. 2012 Mar 23;335(6075):1455-6. PubMed PMID: 22442473.
  4. Bardin J. Neuroscience: Making connections. Nature. 2012 Mar 21;483(7390):394-6. doi: 10.1038/483394a. PubMed PMID: 22437591.

Behaviour

  1. Shohat-Ophir G, Kaun KR, Azanchi R, Heberlein U. Sexual deprivation increases ethanol intake in Drosophila. Science. 2012 Mar 16;335(6074):1351-5. PubMed PMID:22422983.
    • Commentary: Zars T. Physiology. She said no, pass me a beer. Science. 2012 Mar 16;335(6074):1309-10. PubMed PMID: 22422968.

Philosophy of Science

  1. Bodemer N, Ruggeri A. Finding a good research question, in theory. Science. 2012 Mar 23;335(6075):1439. PubMed PMID: 22442459.

Ethics, Social and Legel Issues

  1. Must try harder. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):509. doi: 10.1038/483509a.PubMed PMID: 22460859.
  2. Begley CG, Ellis LM. Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):531-3. doi: 10.1038/483531a. PubMed PMID: 22460880.
  3. Incidental benefits. Nature. 2012 Mar 21;483(7390):373. doi: 10.1038/483373a. PubMed PMID: 22437569.
  4. Hayden EC. DNA donor rights affirmed. Nature. 2012 Mar 21;483(7390):387. doi: 10.1038/483387a. PubMed PMID: 22437587.

Systems Biology

  1. Weinstein JN. Drug discovery: Cell lines battle cancer. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):544-5. doi: 10.1038/483544a. PubMed PMID: 22460893.
  2. Barretina J, Caponigro G, Stransky N, Venkatesan K, Margolin AA, Kim S, Wilson CJ, Lehár J, Kryukov GV, Sonkin D, Reddy A, Liu M, Murray L, Berger MF, Monahan JE, Morais P, Meltzer J, Korejwa A, Jané-Valbuena J, Mapa FA, Thibault J, Bric-Furlong E, Raman P, Shipway A, Engels IH, Cheng J, Yu GK, Yu J, Aspesi P Jr, de Silva M, Jagtap K, Jones MD, Wang L, Hatton C, Palescandolo E, Gupta S, Mahan S, Sougnez C, Onofrio RC, Liefeld T, MacConaill L, Winckler W, Reich M, Li N, Mesirov JP, Gabriel SB, Getz G, Ardlie K, Chan V, Myer VE, Weber BL, Porter J, Warmuth M, Finan P, Harris JL, Meyerson M, Golub TR, Morrissey MP, Sellers WR, Schlegel R, Garraway LA. The Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia enables predictive modelling of anticancer drug sensitivity. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):603-7. doi: 10.1038/nature11003. PubMed PMID: 22460905.
  3. Garnett MJ, Edelman EJ, Heidorn SJ, Greenman CD, Dastur A, Lau KW, Greninger P, Thompson IR, Luo X, Soares J, Liu Q, Iorio F, Surdez D, Chen L, Milano RJ, Bignell GR, Tam AT, Davies H, Stevenson JA, Barthorpe S, Lutz SR, Kogera F, Lawrence K, McLaren-Douglas A, Mitropoulos X, Mironenko T, Thi H, Richardson L, Zhou W, Jewitt F, Zhang T, O’Brien P, Boisvert JL, Price S, Hur W, Yang W, Deng X, Butler A, Choi HG, Chang JW, Baselga J, Stamenkovic I, Engelman JA, Sharma SV, Delattre O, Saez-Rodriguez J, Gray NS, Settleman J, Futreal PA, Haber DA, Stratton MR, Ramaswamy S, McDermott U, Benes CH. Systematic identification of genomic markers of drug sensitivity in cancer cells. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):570-5. doi: 10.1038/nature11005. PubMed PMID: 22460902.
  4. Pujadas E, Feinberg AP. Regulated noise in the epigenetic landscape of development and disease. Cell. 2012 Mar 16;148(6):1123-31. PubMed PMID: 22424224.

Eye disease

  1. Zhang J, Benavente CA, McEvoy J, Flores-Otero J, Ding L, Chen X, Ulyanov A, Wu G, Wilson M, Wang J, Brennan R, Rusch M, Manning AL, Ma J, Easton J, Shurtleff S, Mullighan C, Pounds S, Mukatira S, Gupta P, Neale G, Zhao D, Lu C, Fulton RS, Fulton LL, Hong X, Dooling DJ, Ochoa K, Naeve C, Dyson NJ, Mardis ER, Bahrami A, Ellison D, Wilson RK, Downing JR, Dyer MA. A novel retinoblastoma therapy from genomic and epigenetic analyses. Nature. 2012 Jan 11;481(7381):329-34. doi: 10.1038/nature10733. PubMed PMID: 22237022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3289956.

Medicine

  1. Vaidyanathan G. Redefining clinical trials: the age of personalized medicine.  Cell. 2012 Mar 16;148(6):1079-80. PubMed PMID: 22424218.

Stem cells

  1. Cherry AB, Daley GQ. Reprogramming Cellular Identity for Regenerative Medicine. Cell. 2012 Mar 16;148(6):1110-1122. Epub 2012 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 22424223.

Career

  1. Perkel JM Ph D. Run your lab on dollars a day! Biotechniques. 2012 Mar;52(3):141-143. PubMed PMID: 22401545.
  2. Blow N Ph D. Reflections on the modern lab. Biotechniques. 2012 Mar;52(3):145-147. PubMed PMID: 22401546.