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Seeing light receptor’s interactions

Jan. 18, 2013—Understanding how the main receptor for light interacts with other signaling molecules may inform new pharmaceutical development.

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Bird’s eye view of gut development

Nov. 19, 2012—A new map of the developing gut of quail offers valuable tool for studying intestinal diseases.

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Setting traps to probe gene function

Oct. 18, 2012—A new method for creating genetic mutations that can be activated at certain times or in specific tissues will enable studies to probe gene function.

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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Diversity key in antibody repertoire

Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.

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Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

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Spying on shape-shifting enzyme

Mar. 18, 2011—New molecular views of an enzyme may inform therapies for neurological, psychiatric or cardiac diseases.

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