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FoxJ1 helps cilia beat a path to asymmetry

New work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reveals how a genetic switch, known as FoxJ1, helps developing embryos tell their left from their right. While at first glance the right and left sides ...

dateNov 16, 2008 in Genetics
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Novel regulatory step during HIV replication

A previously unknown regulatory step during human immunodeficiency (HIV) replication provides a potentially valuable new target for HIV/AIDS therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the ...

dateNov 14, 2008 in HIV & AIDS
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A fine balance

Once a toddler has mastered the art of walking, it seems to come naturally for the rest of her life. But walking and running require a high degree of coordination between the left and right sides of the body. ...

dateOct 08, 2008 in Medical research
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Looking vs. Seeing

The superior colliculus has long been thought of as a rapid orienting center of the brain that allows the eyes and head to turn swiftly either toward or away from the sights and sounds in our environment. Now a team of scientists ...

dateSep 16, 2008 in Medical research
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How plants fine tune their natural chemical defenses

Even closely related plants produce their own natural chemical cocktails, each set uniquely adapted to the individual plant's specific habitat. Comparing anti-fungals produced by tobacco and henbane, researchers at the Salk ...

dateSep 07, 2008 in
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