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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

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Different means to the same end: How a worm protects its chromosomes

In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, JK Nandakumar and his team identify the specific domains in the proteins used by C. elegans-- a different solution than that used by mammals to protect their telomeres.

Researchers uncover protein responsible for cold sensation

Nature Neuroscience report from a collaboration of the labs of MCDB's Bo Duan and LSI's Shawn Xu fills "a gap in temperature-sensing puzzle"

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