Molecular and Cell Biology Carnival #3: Animations

It’s my pleasure to host the 3rd edition of the Molecular and Cell Biology Carnival. This is the first time I host a non medicine-related carnival, so I really hope you will like the posts I found.

Let’s start with an important article from Bitesize Bio: How to reduce your lab’s environmental impact. 12 useful tips including non-mercury thermometers, recycling and many more.

This incredible animation, found at The Daily Transcript, should entertain you while reading all the submissions.


Carl Zimmer at The Loom posted about E. coli Evolution Follow-up and answered some questions from the readers as well.

The Seven Stones presented us the E. coli transcriptional network.

Ricardo Vidal at My Biotech Life shared a new journal with us that is dedicated to Synthetic Biology.

Paras Chopra published a funny letter from Synthia, a new organism in this world.

Alex Palazzo at The Daily Transcript continued his series about the Future of Cell Biology- The Sweet Life.


First, have you checked whether your profession is included in msnbc’s 10 worst jobs in science list?

According to The Biopact Team, researchers present new microbial pathways to bioenergy production.

Elaine Warburton at Genetics and Health talked about the connection between nanotechnology and gene p53.

SciPhu anaylized an article: Use of polyethylene glycol for drying polyacrylamide gels to avoid cracking.

Sandra Porter at Discovering Biology in Digital World liked the flash animations of Sanger DNA Sequencing. Here is another short video about DNA sequencing.:


I couldn’ resist the temptation to create such a section. But what else to expect from a medical blogger? Of course, biology has a lot to do with medicine.

The Ouroboros team examined the question whether advanced glycation endproducts improve chaperone function in the optic lens.

Dr. Chock MD PhD told us some facts about Chocolate and Health.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of viruses can be found in human waste? Sandra Porter gives you an answer.

And the last article I share with you is from Larry Moran, our favourite professor blogging at Sandwalk, who supposed the launch of this service was inevitable: How to Activate Your Junk DNA!

Many thanks to Steppen Wolf (the skeptical alchemist) for giving me the opportunity to host this carnival. Contact him if you would like to host an edition.