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November 6, 2018

DSC shipping policy change: The DSC cannot offer taking credit card information over the phone for shipping charges anymore. This is dues to more stringent policies of the shipping companies. Please use the flowing options:
  1. Create a shipping account or encourage your institution to do so with FedEx, UPS, or DHL.
  2. Create a prepaid label via the shipper's website and send it to us by email. FedEx has ‘FedEx Ship Manager Light’ globally where you only need a credit card to generate a shipping label and no account.

November 5, 2018

DSC holiday deadlines: The following deadlines are for DSC orders to be filled before the holidays and end of the year.
  • GWDI strains: Wednesday, November 21
  • Regular strains: Friday, November 30
  • Plasmids: Tuesday, December 11

July 31, 2018

Dicty in the News: Bacteria carried as food within Dictyostelium discoideum are protected by a lectin coat. Reported in ScienceNews, and recently published by Dinh and colleagues in Science with comments by co-author Adam Kuspa.

July 19, 2018

Dicty2018: A list of currently registered people is available here. Please check if all your information has been correctly processed and email the organizers if corrections are needed.

May 14, 2018

Thierry Soldati is amongst 62 life scientists elected to EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) this year. New EMBO members. Congratulations Thierry!

April 24, 2018

Thomas Williams, who graduated and now is a post-doc in Rob Kay's lab, recently first authored a paper in JCS. In addition, JCS chose him to be First Person, a series of interviews with selected first authors, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Here you can read Tom's insightful interview.

February 13, 2018

After Northwestern moved our servers from one campus to the other recently our Blast from the Front - and all Gene Pages, as well as the Genome Browser (including snapshot on gene page) are down. We and Northwestern IT staff are working on the problem. Meanwhile for Blast use the Genome Server, the Blast server which is available from the other genome sites we house. Thanks for your patience!

February 07, 2018

Dicty in the News: New evidence using Dictyostelium discoideum suggests a role for curcumin and related compounds in the treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Reported in Medical Xpress with comments from Professor Robin SB Williams.

January 29, 2018

We are happy to announce that Eric Hartline has joined the dictyBase team. Eric is working with us on user interface and software development.

January 23, 2018

Dicty in the News: New research shows that plague bacterium Yersinia pestis can survive and replicate within Dictyostelium discoideum, potentially explaining how the plague can remain dormant for years before unexpectedly re-emerging. Reported in LiveScience and EurekAlert. Recently published by Markman and colleagues in Emerging Infect. Dis.

December 11, 2017

Dicty Stock Center: The DSC will be closed from Friday, December 22 until Monday January 1, 2018, coinciding with the closure of Northwestern University over the holidays. The DSC will be open for business again on January 2, 2018.

November 27, 2017

DSC orders: Because of the upcoming end of year holidays we would like to ask you to please adhere to the following December 2017 deadlines for your orders:
Order Strains by Monday, December 11
Order Plasmids by: Monday, December 18
Thank you!

September 14, 2017

Gene page access: Gene page issue has been fixed and it works in Chrome, versions 60 and higher. In case of loading issue, please clear up the browser cache and reload the page.

News Archive

This week's new papers

Wollenberg, Taft, Giese, Thiel, Balazs, Giese, Manstein & Sondergaard (2018) 'Phenamacril is a reversible and non-competitive inhibitor of Fusarium class I myosin.' J. Biol. Chem. :

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