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November 19, 2014

The Dicty Stock Center will be closed for Thanksgiving in the week of November 24th - 28th. Please be advised that orders placed from now until November 30 will be shipped in early December. Please do not submit any materials during that week. Thank you for your understanding.

November 06, 2014

Dicty in the News: Dictyostelium research details how a cell's gradient sensing and cytoskeletal architecture dictate one mode of chemotactic movement: The Scientist with comments from Chuan-Hsiang Huang.

October 17, 2014

Dicty in the News: Research on the Dictyostelium lpten gene potentially leads to a new way to treat cancer: Drug Discovery and Development with comments from David Soll.

September 24, 2014

The website for the Dicty 2015 Conference is now available from our Dicty Conference website.

August 25, 2014

Dicty in the News: If you can read German, there have been nice Articles about the Dicty 2014 Meeting and Dicty Race in Die Welt am Sonntag, Berliner Zeitung, and in the online journal of the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

August 6, 2014

Dicty in the News: How basic research with Dictyostelium has contributed to the fight against fibrotic disease, an interview with Richard Gomer: BioNews Texas

June 23, 2014

Kerry Sheppard of the Dicty Stock Center is expecting another baby and is now on maternity leave. We recently started training Charmi Desai to fill in for Kerry over the summer. We will continue to process all orders, but please refrain from sending deposits unless you can send them frozen for later storage. So please welcome Charmi, and thank you for your understanding.

May 27, 2014

We improved annotations making it easier to search the DSC for all bacterial strains. Search either for bacterial strain in the general strain search or restrict your search to strain characteristics and you will find the bacterial strains annotated with the newly generated term bacterial food source. Happy searching!

May 26, 2014

Dicty in the News: The Boston Globe published a post Dicty Race 2014 article reporting how the race might give insights into human disease.

May 23, 2014

We are preparing for the dictyBase grant renewal and thought it useful to get your input on a few questions. To this end we created a short survey that should take no more than 10 minutes of your timee. Thank you for participating!

May 09, 2014

Dicty in the News: Dicty Race 2014 and the Dicty community is the subject of an editorial in this week's Nature.

April 25, 2014

If you are a regular Dicty Stock Center user and would like to help us maintain funding, please complete this short Survey at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

April 23, 2014

Rich Kessin has just published his first novel, The Famine of Men. Congratulations Rich!

March 18, 2014

Dicty is featured in two articles in the latest JCB issue. Bastounis et al. have a front cover on measuring traction forces of moving Dicty cells, and Zatulovskiy et al. have a Podcast interview with Rob Kay on bleb-driven chemotaxis of Dicty cells.

March 10, 2014

Dicty in the News: Dicty Race 2014 was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article.

March 7, 2014

The website for the Dicty 2014 conference is now available and registration is open!

February 26, 2014

It is our pleasure to introduce our new software developer and bioinformatics scientist, David Jimenez-Morales. David has recently obtained a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

February 20, 2014

dictyExpress: The developers at the University of Ljubljana and at Baylor College of Medicine have asked that you participate in a Survey to developing better tools. As an incentive, 'Orange' T-shirts are being offered to the first 5 correspondents and to 5 additional people who will be selected at random from the participants who respond before March 15, 2014.

February 5, 2014

Dicty in the News: How Dictyostelium research helps to better understand Alzheimer's disease: Medical Daily and Health Canal.

News Archive

This week's new papers

Deckstein, van Appeldorn, Tsangarides, Yiannakou, Muller, Stumpf, Sukumaran, Eichinger, Noegel & Riyahi (2014) 'The Dictyostelium discoideum GPHR ortholog is an ER and Golgi protein with roles during development.' Eukaryotic Cell :

Makarava, Menz, Theves, Huisinga, Beta & Holschneider (2014) 'Quantifying the degree of persistence in random amoeboid motion based on the Hurst exponent of fractional Brownian motion.' Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 90:042703

Nakajima, Ishihara, Imoto & Sawai (2014) 'Rectified directional sensing in long-range cell migration.' Nat Commun 5:5367

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