Happy 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.
2. A resource list of all the genes/proteins involved in DNA damage and repair.
3. Talking about DNA repair, Nico Dantuma from CMB lately got featured at ‘The people behind science’. Read his and other interviews at:
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!
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.