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Waste Removal in Worms Reveals New Mechanism to Regulate Calcium Signaling


January 4, 2013

image of the formula for calcium Calcium is so much more than the mineral that makes our bones and teeth strong: It's a ubiquitous signaling molecule that provides crucial information inside of and between cells. Scientists have discovered a new way that calcium signaling may be controlled. In worms, a specific microRNA fine tunes such signaling, a finding that should be of great help to the thousands of scientists who study the important role of calcium signaling in health and disease. Full Story

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University of Rochester Medical Center

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