What Can You See?

Yesterday I tried a gedankenexperiment via Twitter, and asked: If you could visualise a protein relative to an intracellular structure/organelle at ~5 nm resolution, which one would you pick and why? https://twitter.com/clathrin/status/707949738323218432 I got some interesting replies: Myosin Va and cargo on actin filaments in melanocytes – Cleidson Alves @cleidson_alves COPII components relative to ER […]

White label: the growth of bioRxiv

bioRxiv, the preprint server for biology, recently turned 2 years old. This seems a good point to take a look at how bioRxiv has developed over this time and to discuss any concerns sceptical people may have about using the service. Firstly, thanks to Richard Sever (@cshperspectives) for posting the data below. The first plot shows the number of […]

Zero Tolerance

We were asked to write a Preview piece for Developmental Cell. Two interesting papers which deal with the insertion of amphipathic helices in membranes to influence membrane curvature during endocytosis were scheduled for publication and the journal wanted some “front matter” to promote them. Our Preview is paywalled – sorry about that – but I […]

Waiting to Happen: Publication lag times in Cell Biology Journals

My interest in publication lag times continues. Previous posts have looked at how long it takes my lab to publish our work, how often trainees publish and I also looked at very long lag times at Oncogene. I recently read a blog post on automated calculation of publication lag times for Bioinformatics journals. I thought it would […]