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2012-06-17 new articles we read this week


  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.


  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.


  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.