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Found a nice "fake" twitter account for Mary Kubicek
twitter.com/marykubicekNHS, the lab assistant of George Otto Gey. The account has been created by high school students studying the story of the HeLa

July 10, 2023
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Information on the anatomical site where a has been sampled has been completely enhanced and is now linked to the UBERON ontology (obofoundry.org/ontology/uberon). Cell type information has been also standardized and linked to the CL ontology (obofoundry.org/ontology/cl.htm). Currently we make use of 803 UBERON and 241 CL terms.

June 30, 2023
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@cthoyt @bioregistry Thank you!

June 29, 2023
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Release 46 of is ready cellosaurus.org It contains information regarding 146062 and cite 26479 publications. Highlight of this release: enhancement of info on anatomical origin (tissues/organs) and cell type of cell lines.

June 29, 2023
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The paper ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ has reached over 400 citations. Thank you for citing this paper when using the resource

June 15, 2023
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The 1972 paper describing the snake OpC-89 cellosaurus.org/CVCL_T718 is quite interesting as 3 of its 5 authors had "atypical" careers: Ruth L Kirschstein was the 1st woman appointed director of an NIH Institute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_L._ Artrice V Bader was the 1st woman to earn a doctorate in biology at Georgetown today.advancement.georgetown.e and Lester E Harris Jr. was an herpetologist that became a creationist
amazon.com/Galapagos-Creationi

June 13, 2023
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A very significant milestone for the : there are now 10,000 papers that have cited one or more Cellosaurus Research Resource Identifiers ()

May 10, 2023
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Nice @Addgene blog entry on HEK293 : blog.addgene.org/what-the-hek

April 19, 2023
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Interesting paper: "Cancer researchers’ perceptions of the importance of the sex of cell lines, animals, and human samples for cancer biology research" cell.com/iscience/fulltext/S25

April 17, 2023
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Release 45 of is ready cellosaurus.org It contains information regarding 145368 and cite 26279 publications.

March 21, 2023
Cellosaurus
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Today in the we have reached 4000 different sequence variations linked to or There are an additional 2450 variants not linked to these two resources. Globally these variations concern 1100 different human genes.

March 10, 2023
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The site (cellosaurus.org/) underwent a facelift: it is still tuned to be as efficient and effective as possible in providing information but now includes a menu bar and is adapted to smaller screens (phones and tablets).

March 03, 2023
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February 21, 2023
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In a recent review on insect (mdpi.com/2075-4450/14/2/104#B1) there is a graphical analysis of the proportion of different insect orders contributing to insect cell lines. Not suprisingly lepidoptera and diptera contribute for over 91% of these cell lines

February 07, 2023
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I already saw interesting tidbits in the biography section of an but this one is quite special!

January 31, 2023
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A new dog mammary gland carcinoma CMT-1: bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/ar but there is already a CMT-1 cell line from dog and from the same type of cancer which was established in 1986! Another example how reviewers and publishers (here ) fail to do their homework

January 30, 2023
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#13: The BRO (cellosaurus.org/CVCL_7036) seems to have been established by Arnold Lockshin a US researcher who defected with his wife in 1986 to the USSR. For more on this fascinating story see:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_L apnews.com/article/340efaa2420 texasoutlawwriters.com/the-loc

January 28, 2023
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@egonw@scholar.social : Maybe your colleague should contact the lab that published: A Novel MitoTimer Reporter Gene for Mitochondrial Content, Structure, ... sciencedirect.com/science/arti (they have used C2C12 with that construct)

January 24, 2023
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Analysis of 200 glycan datasets for CHO-K1 and CHO-S : CHOGlycoNET: Comprehensive glycosylation reaction network for CHO cell... sciencedirect.com/science/arti

January 24, 2023
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The most cited journal in the is by far Stem Cell Research from Elsevier with 1874 citations. Almost all these papers were published since 2015 when they started publishing short reports describing ESC & iPSCs in their "Lab Resources" section. What is highly disturbing is that the number of errors in these papers is quite high (~50% of the papers have at least 1 major error). My impression is that Elsevier is milking labs for $2210 per paper without doing any real editorial checks.

January 22, 2023