4th Cell Cyclist Newsletter

B6Xs1qYCcAEnVkXHappy New Year Cell Cyclists! And of course also to the people studying other interesting stuff! Hope you all had a nice Christmas break and that  2015 is going to be an awesome science year for all of you.

Among the sciency things that got me interested during the last weeks:

1. A must-read for all fluorescence microscopist – The Microscopy Blog from the director of the imaging facility at UCSF. I really like the monthly roundup of recent microscopy papers.
http://nic.ucsf.edu/blog/

2. A resource list of all the genes/proteins involved in DNA damage and repair.
http://sciencepark.mdanderson.org/labs/wood/dna_repair_genes.html

3. Talking about DNA repair, Nico Dantuma from CMB lately got featured at ‘The people behind science’. Read his and other interviews at:
http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-nico-dantuma/

4. Andrei Chagin, group leader at FiFa developed the Author Scientific Contribution (ASC) Index – A simple and clever improvement of the impact factor. Thanks Julian for the tip!
http://asc.conzept.se/

5. Finally, a recent paper in science suggests that at least two thirds of cancers cases can be explained simply by the number of cell division in the respective tissue during a lifetime. Thus most cancers are the result of biological bad luck and cannot be prevented.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6217/78.abstract

Cheers,
Erik

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