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Denver Lab: Fat-sensing hormone helps control tadpole metamorphosis

Leptin helps bring a stop to the voracious feeding done by Xenopus laevis

Shafer Lab: Drosophila tune into environmental temperature to time sleep

Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor temperature --mild changes have physiological effects on sleep timing.

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Winner of 2017 Photo Contest 

Congratulations to Allison Box, Buttitta Lab.

Her photo garnered the most votes. A close second was an image from Shyama Nandakumar. 

See the images on the Photo Contest Page.

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