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Kissing Cousins

By | May 1, 2016

Researchers discover a completely novel mechanism of cell signaling involving soluble chemokines and their transmembrane equivalents.

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Guts and Glory

By | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Discoverer of G Proteins Dies

By | December 29, 2015

Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.

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Heady Stuff

By | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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A Complex Disorder

By , , and | November 1, 2015

Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.  

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Influential Cancer Biologist Dies

By | August 24, 2015

Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.

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Control ALT, Delete Cancer

By , , and | April 1, 2015

Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway

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Short, Strong Signals

By | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.

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How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain

By | February 11, 2015

Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief.  

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Cadherin Connection

By | December 1, 2014

A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.

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