biosights: August 5, 2013 - Epithelia restored by healing waves

submitted by: JCB
Epithelial cells around the edge of a wound assemble an actomyosin cable that constricts to draw the wound closed, but the events that precede cable formation are largely unknown. Antunes et al. reveal that wounding induces a wave of actomyosin assembly and cell constriction that flows toward the wound edge to promote cable assembly and tissue repair. This biosights episode presents the paper by Antunes et al. from the July 22, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an...

Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Michael Holick, a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics from the Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, in Boston, MA, in an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, shares the value and role vitamin D plays throughout a person’s entire life in regard to bone health and non-skeletal health benefits that have been associated with reduced risk of many...

Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Enhancing on the Usefulness and Maximizing the Utilization of Biological Collections in the University of the Philippines" by Dr. Salcedo Eduardo, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna

Fusion of Arts and Sciences: The Third Culture?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Fusion of Arts and Sciences: The Third Culture?" by Dr. Asuncion K. Raymundo, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna

Enhancing the Philippine Forest Policy: Ten-Point Agenda Focusing on Enhancing National Greening Program

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the presentation of Dr. Manuel Bonita on "Enhancing the Philippine Forest Policy: Ten-Point Agenda Focusing on Enhancing NGP" during the FDC 35th anniversary celebration symposium on 25 July 2013 at the Nicolas Lansigan Auditorium, CFNR, College, Laguna 265 MB | 35 mins

Cobalamin and haptocorrin in Human Milk and Cobalamin-related variables in mother and child: A 9-mo longitudinal study

submitted by: Eva Greibe
BACKGROUND:Measurement of milk cobalamin is hampered by the high content of the cobalamin-binding protein haptocorrin, and limited data are available relating trustworthy measures of milk cobalamin to cobalamin status in healthy mothers and their children. OBJECTIVES:The objectives were to explore the concentration of cobalamin and haptocorrin in foremilk and hindmilk during the first 9 mo of lactation and to relate these results to biomarkers of an impaired cobalamin status of mother and...
Authors: E Greibe, D Lildballe, S Streym, P Vestergaard, L Rejnmark, L Mosekilde, E Nexo