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'Prima donna' protein doesn't work well in pairs

A new study by Rice University bioengineers finds that the workhorse proteins that move cargo inside living cells behave like prima donnas. The protein, called kinesin, is a two-legged molecular machine. Rice's ...

Nov 05, 2010
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Scientists uncover new mechanism of memory formation

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory. The findings shed substantial new light on aspects of how memory ...

Aug 25, 2010
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Study tracks 'traffic jams' on brain-cell highways

(PhysOrg.com) -- The highways that Simon Fraser University biologist Michael Silverman studies aren't found on any Google map. They're the microscopic transport pathways that allow 'goods and services" to travel inside brain ...

Apr 13, 2010
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