biosights: May 12, 2014 - Phosphoinositides get cells in shape

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Early Drosophila embryos undergo 13 rounds of rapid nuclear division before enclosing each nucleus into an individual, membrane-bound cell. Reversi et al. describe how the phosphoinositides PI(4,5)P2 and PI(3,4,5)P3 control the resulting cell shapes by coordinating actomyosin contractility with plasma membrane expansion. This biosights episode presents the paper by Reversi et al. from the May 12, 2014, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with senior author Stefano...

Spend a Day in a Spider's Shoes

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Jonathan Pruitt of the University of Pittsburgh shows kids just how hard it is to be a spider due to their poor vision. Explore the behavior, ecology and sensory systems of spiders, ubiquitous and one of the most diverse groups of organisms in the world.

Dan Voytas at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

David Berry at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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David Berry, University of Vienna, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Itai Sharon at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Itai Sharon, UC Berkeley, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Adam Arkin at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Adam Arkin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.