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T h e A m e r i c a n s o c i e t y f o r C e l l B i o l o g y
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Table of Contents
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Appetite and consumption in fruit flies is controlled by two sets
of circadian clockwork genes working at cross purposes
Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
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New imaging follows individual breast cancer cells as they
go metastatic, revealing a deadly transition controlled by
switching messenger genes on and then off again
Erik Sahai, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute
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After an axon injury, a fruit fly neuron can regenerate
by reversing the polarity of a dendrite so that it can be
transformed into an axon
Michelle C. Stone and Melissa M. Rolls, Pennsylvania State University
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A new “rational drug design” project identifies fragments
of older FDA-approved compounds that might counter drug
resistance in emerging avian and swine influenzas
Daniel B. Dadon, University of California, San Diego
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Using human umbilical stem cells as an alternative to corneal
transplants clears an experimental hurdle by opening the
cloudy eyes of a lab mouse
Winston W.-Y. Kao, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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After more than a century, a knockout mouse lacking mysteri-
ous Merkel cells finally unlocks the secret of light touch
Ellen A. Lumpkin, Baylor College of Medicine
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In a “shoot-’em-up” video game, teens flying “microbot”
fighters against bacterial pathogens significantly increase
their knowledge of the immune system
Melanie Ann Stegman, Federation of American Scientists
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The discovery of cellular giants among opportunistic fungi
may explain why cryptococcal infection remains the leading
AIDS-related cause of death on Earth
Kirsten Nielsen, University of Minnesota
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A framework of “smart” materials mimics the elasticity
of the matrix that surrounds stem cells, helping to develop
new cardiac muscle to repair damaged hearts
Jennifer L. Young, University of California, San Diego
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Researchers use human embryonic stem cells to generate
neurons in the lab with Alzheimer’s and Niemann–Pick type C
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, University of California, San Diego
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A pocket guide to the 2009 ASCB Annual Meeting
Cell Biology 2009
Published by
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Cell Biology 2009
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For the American Society for Cell Biology
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Media contacts:
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Cell Biology 2009
Cover credit:
Cultured Drosophila S2 cell in interphase. Image by
Nasser M. Rusan,
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Molecular Biology
of the Cell, July 2009).
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