Posts tagged ‘systems biology’

Stem cells

  1. Nakano T, Ando S, Takata N, Kawada M, Muguruma K, Sekiguchi K, Saito K, Yonemura S, Eiraku M, Sasai Y. Self-formation of optic cups and storable stratified neural retina from human ESCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Jun 14;10(6):771-85. PubMed PMID: 22704518.
  2. Cyranoski D. Tissue engineering: The brainmaker. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):444-6. doi: 10.1038/488444a. PubMed PMID: 22914148.
    • An interesting article about Dr. Sasai who leads the team to make the eye cup from human ESCs as described above and from mouse ESCs, among many other interesting discoveries!

Imaging

  1. Small A. Faster and more versatile tools for super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):655-6. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2079. PubMed PMID: 22743767.
  2. Weber M, Huisken J. Omnidirectional microscopy. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):656-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2022. PubMed PMID: 22743768.
  3. Schindelin J, Arganda-Carreras I, Frise E, Kaynig V, Longair M, Pietzsch T, Preibisch S, Rueden C, Saalfeld S, Schmid B, Tinevez JY, White DJ, Hartenstein V, Eliceiri K, Tomancak P, Cardona A. Fiji: an open-source platform for biological-image analysis. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):676-82. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2019. PubMed PMID: 22743772.
  4. Kankaanpää P, Paavolainen L, Tiitta S, Karjalainen M, Päivärinne J, Nieminen J, Marjomäki V, Heino J, White DJ. BioImageXD: an open, general-purpose and high-throughput image-processing platform. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):683-9.doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2047. PubMed PMID: 22743773.
  5. de Chaumont F, Dallongeville S, Chenouard N, Hervé N, Pop S, Provoost T, Meas-Yedid V, Pankajakshan P, Lecomte T, Le Montagner Y, Lagache T, Dufour A, Olivo-Marin JC. Icy: an open bioimage informatics platform for extended reproducible research. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):690-6. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2075. PubMed PMID: 22743774.
  6. Eliceiri KW, Berthold MR, Goldberg IG, Ibáñez L, Manjunath BS, Martone ME, Murphy RF, Peng H, Plant AL, Roysam B, Stuurmann N, Swedlow JR, Tomancak P, Carpenter AE. Biological imaging software tools. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):697-710. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2084. PubMed PMID: 22743775.
  7. Ronneberger O, Liu K, Rath M, Rueß D, Mueller T, Skibbe H, Drayer B, Schmidt T, Filippi A, Nitschke R, Brox T, Burkhardt H, Driever W. ViBE-Z: a framework for 3D virtual colocalization analysis in zebrafish larval brains. Nat Methods. 2012  Jun 17;9(7):735-42. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2076. PubMed PMID: 22706672.
  8. Lubeck E, Cai L. Single-cell systems biology by super-resolution imaging and combinatorial labeling. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 3;9(7):743-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2069. PubMed PMID: 22660740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3418883.
  9. Tomer R, Khairy K, Amat F, Keller PJ. Quantitative high-speed imaging of entire developing embryos with simultaneous multiview light-sheet microscopy. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 3;9(7):755-63. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2062. PubMed PMID: 22660741.
  10. The quest for quantitative microscopy. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul;9(7):627. PubMed PMID: 22930824.
  11. Schneider CA, Rasband WS, Eliceiri KW. NIH Image to ImageJ: 25 years of image analysis. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul;9(7):671-5. PubMed PMID: 22930834.

Systems Biology

  1. Karr JR, Sanghvi JC, Macklin DN, Gutschow MV, Jacobs JM, Bolival B Jr, Assad-Garcia N, Glass JI, Covert MW. A whole-cell computational model predicts phenotype from genotype. Cell. 2012 Jul 20;150(2):389-401. PubMed PMID: 22817898; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3413483.
    • Commentary: Freddolino PL, Tavazoie S. The dawn of virtual cell biology. Cell. 2012 Jul 20;150(2):248-50. PubMed PMID: 22817888.

Genomics/Genetics

  1. Kong A, Frigge ML, Masson G, Besenbacher S, Sulem P, Magnusson G, Gudjonsson SA, Sigurdsson A, Jonasdottir A, Jonasdottir A, Wong WS, Sigurdsson G, Walters GB, Steinberg S, Helgason H, Thorleifsson G, Gudbjartsson DF, Helgason A, Magnusson OT, Thorsteinsdottir U, Stefansson K. Rate of de novo mutations and the importance of father’s age to disease risk. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):471-5. doi: 10.1038/nature11396. PubMed PMID: 22914163.
    • A new study that shows the older the father is, the more the mutations that he will pass to the next generation!
    • News: Callaway E. Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):439. doi: 10.1038/488439a. PubMed PMID: 22914142.
    • Commentary: Kondrashov A. Genetics: The rate of human mutation. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):467-8. doi: 10.1038/488467a. PubMed PMID: 22914161.
  2. Schuster-Böckler B, Lehner B. Chromatin organization is a major influence on regional mutation rates in human cancer cells. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):504-7. PubMed PMID: 22820252.

Development

  1. Lefebvre JL, Kostadinov D, Chen WV, Maniatis T, Sanes JR. Protocadherins mediate dendritic self-avoidance in the mammalian nervous system. Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):517-21. PubMed PMID: 22842903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3427422.

Development

  1. Nancy P, Tagliani E, Tay CS, Asp P, Levy DE, Erlebacher A.  Chemokine gene silencing in decidual stromal cells limits T cell access to the maternal-fetal interface. Science. 2012 Jun 8;336(6086):1317-21. PubMed PMID: 22679098.

Behaviour

  1. Polverino G, Abaid N, Kopman V, Macrì S, Porfiri M. Zebrafish response to robotic fish: preference experiments on isolated individuals and small shoals. Bioinspir Biomim. 2012 Jun 8;7(3):036019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22677608.

Systems Biology

  1. Ku CJ, Wang Y, Weiner OD, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF. Network Crosstalk Dynamically Changes during Neutrophil Polarization. Cell. 2012 May 25;149(5):1073-83. PubMed PMID: 22632971.

Human Microbiome

  1. Human Microbiome Project Consortium. Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):207-14. doi:10.1038/nature11234. PubMed PMID: 22699609.
  2. Human Microbiome Project Consortium. A framework for human microbiome research. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):215-21. doi: 10.1038/nature11209. PubMed PMID: 22699610.
    • Commentary: Relman DA. Microbiology: Learning about who we are. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):194-5. doi: 10.1038/486194a. PubMed PMID: 22699602.

Retinal degeneration

  1. Taylor S, Chen J, Luo J, Hitchcock P. Light-induced photoreceptor degeneration in the retina of the zebrafish. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;884:247-54. PubMed PMID: 22688711.

Neuroscience

  1. Cyranoski D. Neuroscience: The mind reader. Nature. 2012 Jun 13;486(7402):178-80. doi: 10.1038/486178a. PubMed PMID: 22699592.
  2. Van Horn JD, Irimia A, Torgerson CM, Chambers MC, Kikinis R, Toga AW. Mapping connectivity damage in the case of phineas gage. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37454. Epub 2012 May 16. PubMed PMID: 22616011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3353935.

Retinal development

  1. Stacher Hörndli C, Chien CB. Sonic hedgehog is indirectly required for intraretinal axon pathfinding by regulating chemokine expression in the optic stalk. Development. 2012 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22696293.

 


				

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.

Development

  1. Vogel G. Reproductive biology. Potential egg stem cells reignite debate. Science. 2012 Mar 2;335(6072):1029-30. PubMed PMID: 22383817.

Scientific career

  1. Mervis J. Scientific careers. Is motherhood the biggest reason for academia’s gender imbalance? Science. 2012 Mar 2;335(6072):1030-1. PubMed PMID: 22383818.

Genomics

  1. Xu X, Hou Y, Yin X, Bao L, Tang A, Song L, Li F, Tsang S, Wu K, Wu H, He W, Zeng L, Xing M, Wu R, Jiang H, Liu X, Cao D, Guo G, Hu X, Gui Y, Li Z, Xie W, Sun X, Shi M, Cai Z, Wang B, Zhong M, Li J, Lu Z, Gu N, Zhang X, Goodman L, Bolund L, Wang J, Yang H, Kristiansen K, Dean M, Li Y, Wang J. Single-cell exome sequencing reveals single-nucleotide mutation characteristics of a kidney tumor. Cell. 2012 Mar 2;148(5):886-95. PubMed PMID: 22385958.
  2. Hou Y, Song L, Zhu P, Zhang B, Tao Y, Xu X, Li F, Wu K, Liang J, Shao D, Wu H, Ye X, Ye C, Wu R, Jian M, Chen Y, Xie W, Zhang R, Chen L, Liu X, Yao X, Zheng H, Yu C, Li Q, Gong Z, Mao M, Yang X, Yang L, Li J, Wang W, Lu Z, Gu N, Laurie G, Bolund L, Kristiansen K, Wang J, Yang H, Li Y, Zhang X, Wang J. Single-Cell ExomeSequencing and Monoclonal Evolution of a JAK2-Negative Myeloproliferative Neoplasm. Cell. 2012 Mar 2;148(5):873-85. PubMed PMID: 22385957.

Systems biology

  1. Angermann BR, Klauschen F, Garcia AD, Prustel T, Zhang F, Germain RN, Meier-Schellersheim M. Computational modeling of cellular signaling processes embedded into dynamic spatial contexts. Nat Methods. 2012 Jan 29;9(3):283-9. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1861. PubMed PMID: 22286385.
    • Commentary: Sneddon MW, Emonet T. Modeling cellular signaling: taking space into the computation. Nat Methods. 2012 Feb 28;9(3):239-42. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1900. PubMed PMID: 22373909.

Imaging

  1. Allan C, Burel JM, Moore J, Blackburn C, Linkert M, Loynton S, Macdonald D, Moore WJ, Neves C, Patterson A, Porter M, Tarkowska A, Loranger B, Avondo J, Lagerstedt I, Lianas L, Leo S, Hands K, Hay RT, Patwardhan A, Best C, Kleywegt GJ, Zanetti G, Swedlow JR. OMERO: flexible, model-driven data management for experimental biology. Nat Methods. 2012 Feb 28;9(3):245-53. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1896. PubMed PMID: 22373911.
  2. Ragan T, Kadiri LR, Venkataraju KU, Bahlmann K, Sutin J, Taranda J, Arganda-Carreras I, Kim Y, Seung HS, Osten P. Serial two-photon tomography for automated ex vivo mouse brain imaging. Nat Methods. 2012 Jan 15;9(3):255-8. doi:  10.1038/nmeth.1854. PubMed PMID: 22245809; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3297424

Genetics

  1. Wang X, Chen X, Yang Y. Spatiotemporal control of gene expression by a light-switchable transgene system. Nat Methods. 2012 Feb 12;9(3):266-9. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1892. PubMed PMID: 22327833.

 

Retinal Development

  1. Kwan KM, Otsuna H, Kidokoro H, Carney KR, Saijoh Y, Chien CB. A complex choreography of cell movements shapes the vertebrate eye. Development. 2012 Jan;139(2):359-72. PubMed PMID: 22186726.
  2. Morgan JL, Soto F, Wong RO, Kerschensteiner D. Development of cell type-specific connectivity patterns of converging excitatory axons in the retina. Neuron. 2011 Sep 22;71(6):1014-21. Epub 2011 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 21943599; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3184549.

Stem cells

  1. Salero E, Blenkinsop TA, Corneo B, Harris A, Rabin D, Stern JH, Temple S. Adult Human RPE Can Be Activated into a Multipotent Stem Cell that Produces Mesenchymal Derivatives. Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Jan 6;10(1):88-95. PubMed PMID: 22226358.
    • Commentary: Trounson A, Grieshammer U. Chimeric Primates: Embryonic Stem Cells Need Not Apply. Cell. 2012 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22225613.
  2. Phanstiel DH, Brumbaugh J, Wenger CD, Tian S, Probasco MD, Bailey DJ, Swaney DL, Tervo MA, Bolin JM, Ruotti V, Stewart R, Thomson JA, Coon JJ. Proteomic and phosphoproteomic comparison of human ES and iPS cells. Nat Methods. 2011 Sep 11;8(10):821-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1699. PubMed PMID: 21983960.

Genetics

  1. Zhang F, Vierock J, Yizhar O, Fenno LE, Tsunoda S, Kianianmomeni A, Prigge M, Berndt A, Cushman J, Polle J, Magnuson J, Hegemann P, Deisseroth K. The microbial opsin family of optogenetic tools. Cell. 2011 Dec 23;147(7):1446-57. PubMed PMID: 22196724.
  2. McMahon MA, Rahdar M, Porteus M. Gene editing: not just for translation anymore. Nat Methods. 2011 Dec 28;9(1):28-31. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1811. PubMed PMID: 22205513.
  3. Zhao S, Ting JT, Atallah HE, Qiu L, Tan J, Gloss B, Augustine GJ, Deisseroth K, Luo M, Graybiel AM, Feng G. Cell  type–specific channelrhodopsin-2 transgenic mice for optogenetic dissection of neural circuitry function. Nat Methods. 2011 Sep;8(9):745-52. PubMed PMID: 21985008; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3191888.

Genomics

  1. Kalhor R, Tjong H, Jayathilaka N, Alber F, Chen L. Genome architectures revealed by tethered chromosome conformation capture and population-based modeling. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Dec 25;30(1):90-8. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2057. PubMed PMID: 22198700.
    • Commentary: Misteli T. Parallel genome universes. Nat Biotechnol. 2012 Jan 9;30(1):55-6. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2085. PubMed PMID: 22231096.
  2. Lam HY, Clark MJ, Chen R, Chen R, Natsoulis G, O’Huallachain M, Dewey FE, Habegger L, Ashley EA, Gerstein MB, Butte AJ, Ji HP, Snyder M. Performance comparison of whole-genome sequencing platforms. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Dec  18;30(1):78-82. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2065. PubMed PMID: 22178993.
  3. Mercer TR, Gerhardt DJ, Dinger ME, Crawford J, Trapnell C, Jeddeloh JA, Mattick JS, Rinn JL. Targeted RNA sequencing reveals the deep complexity of the human transcriptome. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Nov 13;30(1):99-104. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2024. PubMed PMID: 22081020.

Systems Biology

  1. Young JW, Locke JC, Altinok A, Rosenfeld N, Bacarian T, Swain PS, Mjolsness E, Elowitz MB. Measuring single-cell gene expression dynamics in bacteria using fluorescence time-lapse microscopy. Nat Protoc. 2011 Dec 15;7(1):80-8. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2011.432. PubMed PMID: 22179594.
  2. Dutkowski J, Ideker T. Protein networks as logic functions in development and cancer. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002180. Epub 2011 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 21980275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182870.

Neuroscience

  1. Kralj JM, Douglass AD, Hochbaum DR, Maclaurin D, Cohen AE. Optical recording of action potentials in mammalian neurons using a microbial rhodopsin. Nat Methods. 2011 Nov 27;9(1):90-5. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1782. PubMed PMID: 22120467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3248630.
    • Commentary: Looger LL. Running in reverse: rhodopsins sense voltage. Nat Methods. 2011 Dec 28;9(1):43-4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1817. PubMed PMID: 22205516.
  2. Pan YA, Choy M, Prober DA, Schier AF. Robo2 determines subtype-specific axonal projections of trigeminal sensory neurons. Development. 2012 Feb;139(3):591-600. Epub 2011 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 22190641; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3252355.
  3. 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 Oct 11;21(19):1641-6. Epub 2011 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 21945275.
  4. Cavallari N, Frigato E, Vallone D, Fröhlich N, Lopez-Olmeda JF, Foà A, Berti R, Sánchez-Vázquez FJ, Bertolucci C, Foulkes NS. A blind circadian clock in cavefish reveals that opsins mediate peripheral clock photoreception. PLoS Biol. 2011 Sep;9(9):e1001142. Epub 2011 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 21909239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3167789.

Vision

  1. Kingdom FA. Binocular vision: the eyes add and subtract. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 10;22(1):R22-4. PubMed PMID: 22240475.

Education

  1. Vanderford NL. Broadening PhD curricula. Nat Biotechnol. 2012 Jan 9;30(1):113-4. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2091. PubMed PMID: 22231111.

Medical Research

  1. Reed JC, White EL, Aubé J, Lindsley C, Li M, Sklar L, Schreiber S. The NIH’s role in accelerating translational sciences. Nat Biotechnol. 2012 Jan 9;30(1):16-9. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2087. PubMed PMID: 22231085.
  2. Hudson KL. Genomics, health care, and society. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 15;365(11):1033-41. Review. PubMed PMID: 21916641.
  3. Devi S. Lasker Foundation honours malaria researcher. Lancet. 2011 Sep 24;378(9797):1129. PubMed PMID: 21969956.

Zebrafish

  1. Thummel R, Bailey TJ, Hyde DR. <em>In vivo</em> Electroporation of Morpholinos into the Adult Zebrafish Retina. J Vis Exp. 2011 Dec 27;(58). pii: 3603. doi: 10.3791/3603. PubMed PMID: 22231802.
  2. Lawrence C. Advances in zebrafish husbandry and management. Methods Cell Biol. 2011;104:429-51. Review. PubMed PMID: 21924176.

Evolution

  1. Pearlman SM, Serber Z, Ferrell JE Jr. A mechanism for the evolution of phosphorylation sites. Cell. 2011 Nov 11;147(4):934-46. PubMed PMID: 22078888; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3220604.

 

Medical Research

*These two articles point out the problems of using animal models for research if the goal is to extract translational values and how mouse model, the gold standard for disease research, can actually be a poor reference standard because of the ways we want to standardize the biological tool for testing.

  1. Lynch VJ. Use with caution: developmental systems divergence and potential pitfalls of animal models. Yale J Biol Med. 2009 Jun;82(2):53-66. Review. PubMed PMID: 19562005; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2701150.
  2. Martin B, Ji S, Maudsley S, Mattson MP. “Control” laboratory rodents are metabolically morbid: why it matters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 6;107(14):6127-33. Epub 2010 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 20194732; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2852022.

Genomics

  1. Tariq MA, Kim HJ, Jejelowo O, Pourmand N. Whole-transcriptome RNAseq analysis from minute amount of total RNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Oct 1;39(18):e120. Epub 2011 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 21737426; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3185437.
  2. Compeau PE, Pevzner PA, Tesler G. How to apply de Bruijn graphs to genome assembly. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Nov 8;29(11):987-91. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2023. PubMed PMID: 22068540.
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Regeneration

  1. Kroehne V, Freudenreich D, Hans S, Kaslin J, Brand M. Regeneration of the adult zebrafish brain from neurogenic radial glia-type progenitors. Development.  2011 Nov;138(22):4831-41. Epub 2011 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 22007133.

Disease/Evolution

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Eye Disease

  1. Johnson LV, Forest DL, Banna CD, Radeke CM, Maloney MA, Hu J, Spencer CN, Walker AM, Tsie MS, Bok D, Radeke MJ, Anderson DH. Cell culture model that mimics drusen formation and triggers complement activation associated with age-related macular degeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 8;108(45):18277-82. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 21969589.
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Evolution

  1. Liu R, Ochman H. Stepwise formation of the bacterial flagellar system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Apr 24;104(17):7116-21. Epub 2007 Apr 16. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 3;104(27):11507. PubMed PMID: 17438286; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1852327.

Systems biology

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Biotech business

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Development

  1. Lander AD. Pattern, growth, and control. Cell. 2011 Mar 18;144(6):955-69. Review. PubMed PMID: 21414486; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3128888.
  2. Braendle C, Felix MA. The other side of phenotypic plasticity: a developmental system that generates an invariant phenotype despite environmental variation. J Biosci. 2009 Oct;34(4):543-51. Review. PubMed PMID: 19920340.
  3. Noordermeer D, Leleu M, Splinter E, Rougemont J, De Laat W, Duboule D. The dynamic architecture of Hox gene clusters. Science. 2011 Oct 14;334(6053):222-5. PubMed PMID: 21998387.

Genomics

  1. Sadeh R, Allis CD. Genome-wide “Re”-Modeling of Nucleosome Positions. Cell. 2011 Oct 14;147(2):263-6. PubMed PMID: 22000006.
  2. Lupski JR, Belmont JW, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA. Clan genomics and the complex architecture of human disease. Cell. 2011 Sep 30;147(1):32-43. PubMed PMID: 21962505.
  3. Raychaudhuri S. Mapping rare and common causal alleles for complex human diseases. Cell. 2011 Sep 30;147(1):57-69. PubMed PMID: 21962507; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3198013.

Genetics

  1. Cesana M, Cacchiarelli D, Legnini I, Santini T, Sthandier O, Chinappi M, Tramontano A, Bozzoni I. A long noncoding RNA controls muscle differentiation by functioning as a competing endogenous RNA. Cell. 2011 Oct 14;147(2):358-69. PubMed PMID: 22000014.

Funding

  1. Mervis J. Peer review. Beyond the data. Science. 2011 Oct 14;334(6053):169-71. PubMed PMID: 21998363.

Systems biology

  1. Liu C, Fu X, Liu L, Ren X, Chau CK, Li S, Xiang L, Zeng H, Chen G, Tang LH, Lenz P, Cui X, Huang W, Hwa T, Huang JD. Sequential establishment of stripe patterns in an expanding cell population. Science. 2011 Oct 14;334(6053):238-41.  PubMed PMID: 21998392.

Medical research

  1. Novarino G, Akizu N, Gleeson JG. Modeling human disease in humans: the ciliopathies. Cell. 2011 Sep 30;147(1):70-9. PubMed PMID: 21962508.