Anne Osbourn at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

biosights: April 14, 2014 - An actin lever flattens out the cell

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The lamella is a broad, flat region that forms at the front of migrating cells and adheres to the underlying substrate. Burnette et al. reveal that cells flatten out the lamella by mechanically coupling a contractile actomyosin network at the dorsal surface to ventral cell adhesions. This biosights episode presents the paper by Burnette et al. from the April 14, 2014, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with authors Dylan Burnette (Vanderbilt University School of...

Masaru Nobu at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Masaru Nobu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Mary Berbee at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Mary Berbee, University of British Columbia, Canada, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Rotating Egg

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Graph of an egg derived from an equation and uneven unique angular periods from division of pi by whole numbers.

biosights: March 17, 2014 - Blebs lead the way in Dictyostelium chemotaxis

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Membrane blebs can help the leading edge of migrating cells protrude forwards, but the contribution of blebs to the motility of Dictyostelium cells is unclear. Zatulovskiy et al. reveal that blebs form at the front of chemotaxing Dictyostelium cells, particularly when the cells are faced with a mechanically resistant environment, and that this process is guided by a PI3-kinase-dependent signaling pathway. This biosights episode presents the paper by Zatulovskiy et al. from the March 17,...