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2014-11-09 new articles we read … in a while

Cell cycle

  1. Malumbres M. Cyclin-dependent kinases. Genome Biol. 2014;15(6):122. PubMed PMID: 25180339; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4097832.


  1. Gilissen C, Hehir-Kwa JY, Thung DT, van de Vorst M, van Bon BW, Willemsen MH, Kwint M, Janssen IM, Hoischen A, Schenck A, Leach R, Klein R, Tearle R, Bo T, Pfundt R, Yntema HG, de Vries BB, Kleefstra T, Brunner HG, Vissers LE, Veltman JA. Genome sequencing identifies major causes of severe intellectual disability.  Nature. 2014 Jul 17;511(7509):344-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13394. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 24896178.


  1. Labin AM, Safuri SK, Ribak EN, Perlman I. Müller cells separate between wavelengths to improve day vision with minimal effect upon night vision. Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 8;5:4319. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5319. PubMed PMID: 25003477.
  2. Busskamp V, Krol J, Nelidova D, Daum J, Szikra T, Tsuda B, Jüttner J, Farrow K, Scherf BG, Alvarez CP, Genoud C, Sothilingam V, Tanimoto N, Stadler M, Seeliger M, Stoffel M, Filipowicz W, Roska B. miRNAs 182 and 183 Are Necessary to Maintain Adult Cone Photoreceptor Outer Segments and Visual Function. Neuron. 2014 Jul 4. pii: S0896-6273(14)00542-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25002228.
  3. Condition Called Tetrachromacy Allows This Artist To See 100 Million Colors


  1. Games D, Valera E, Spencer B, Rockenstein E, Mante M, Adame A, Patrick C, Ubhi K, Nuber S, Sacayon P, Zago W, Seubert P, Barbour R, Schenk D, Masliah E. Reducing C-terminal-truncated alpha-synuclein by immunotherapy attenuates neurodegeneration and propagation in Parkinson’s disease-like models. J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 9;34(28):9441-54. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5314-13.2014. PubMed PMID: 25009275.
  2. Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci. Nature. 2014 Jul 24;511(7510):421-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13595. Epub 2014 Jul 22. PubMed PMID:25056061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4112379.


  1. Severi KE, Portugues R, Marques JC, O’Malley DM, Orger MB, Engert F. Neural control and modulation of swimming speed in the larval zebrafish. Neuron. 2014 Aug 6;83(3):692-707. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.032. Epub 2014 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 25066084; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4126853.
  2. Bruni G, Lakhani P, Kokel D. Discovering novel neuroactive drugs through
    high-throughput behavior-based chemical screening in the zebrafish. Front
    Pharmacol. 2014 Jul 24;5:153. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2014.00153. eCollection 2014. Review. PubMed PMID: 25104936; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4109429.

Ethical, Social and Legal Issues

  1. Tort AB, Targino ZH, Amaral OB. Rising publication delays inflate journal impact factors. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53374. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053374. Epub 2012 Dec 31. PubMed PMID: 23300920; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3534064.
  2. van Lent M, Overbeke J, Out HJ. Role of editorial and peer review processes in publication bias: analysis of drug trials submitted to eight medical journals. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 12;9(8):e104846. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104846. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25118182; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4130599.
  3. Ioannidis JP. How to make more published research true. PLoS Med. 2014 Oct 21;11(10):e1001747. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001747. eCollection 2014 Oct. PubMed PMID: 25334033; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4204808.

Stem cells

  1. Pagliuca FW, Millman JR, Gürtler M, Segel M, Van Dervort A, Ryu JH, Peterson QP, Greiner D, Melton DA. Generation of Functional Human Pancreatic β Cells In Vitro. Cell. 2014 Oct 9;159(2):428-39. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.040. PubMed PMID: 25303535.
  2. Zhang D, Pekkanen-Mattila M, Shahsavani M, Falk A, Teixeira AI, Herland A. A 3D Alzheimer’s disease culture model and the induction of P21-activated kinase mediated sensing in iPSC derived neurons. Biomaterials. 2014 Feb;35(5):1420-8. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.11.028. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 24290439.
  3. Schwartz SD, et al., Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment
    epithelium in patients with age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt’s macular dystrophy: follow-up of two open-label phase 1/2 studies. Lancet 2014. In press.

Genome editing

  1. Lombardo A, Naldini L. Genome Editing: A Tool For Research and Therapy: Targeted genome editing hits the clinic. Nat Med. 2014 Oct 8;20(10):1101-3. doi: 10.1038/nm.3721. PubMed PMID: 25295939.


  1. Suez J, Korem T, Zeevi D, Zilberman-Schapira G, Thaiss CA, Maza O, Israeli D, Zmora N, Gilad S, Weinberger A, Kuperman Y, Harmelin A, Kolodkin-Gal I, Shapiro H, Halpern Z, Segal E, Elinav E. Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. Nature. 2014 Oct 9;514(7521):181-6. doi: 10.1038/nature13793. Epub 2014 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 25231862.

Molecular biology

  1. Robart AR, Chan RT, Peters JK, Rajashankar KR, Toor N. Crystal structure of a eukaryotic group II intron lariat. Nature. 2014 Oct 9;514(7521):193-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13790. Epub 2014 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 25252982.


  1. Chen BC, Legant WR, Wang K, Shao L, Milkie DE, Davidson MW, Janetopoulos C, Wu XS, Hammer JA 3rd, Liu Z, English BP, Mimori-Kiyosue Y, Romero DP, Ritter AT, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Fritz-Laylin L, Mullins RD, Mitchell DM, Bembenek JN, Reymann AC, Böhme R, Grill SW, Wang JT, Seydoux G, Tulu US, Kiehart DP, Betzig E. Lattice light-sheet microscopy: imaging molecules to embryos at high spatiotemporal resolution. Science. 2014 Oct 24;346(6208):1257998. doi:
    10.1126/science.1257998. Epub 2014 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 25342811.
    Wang K, Milkie DE, Saxena A, Engerer P, Misgeld T, Bronner ME, Mumm J, Betzig E. Rapid adaptive optical recovery of optimal resolution over large volumes. Nat Methods. 2014 Jun;11(6):625-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2925. Epub 2014 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 24727653; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4069208.
  2. Amat F, Lemon W, Mossing DP, McDole K, Wan Y, Branson K, Myers EW, Keller PJ. Fast, accurate reconstruction of cell lineages from large-scale fluorescence microscopy data. Nat Methods. 2014 Jul 20. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3036. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25042785.


  1. Rands CM, Meader S, Ponting CP, Lunter G. 8.2% of the Human genome is constrained: variation in rates of turnover across functional element classes in the human lineage. PLoS Genet. 2014 Jul 24;10(7):e1004525. doi:
    10.1371/journal.pgen.1004525. eCollection 2014 Jul. PubMed PMID: 25057982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4109858.
  2. News coverage: Only 8.2 % of Human DNA is Functional, Say Genetic Researchers