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Peering Into the Protein Pathways of a Cell

July 7, 2013

News thumbnail Using highly sensitive fluorescent probes, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut has captured the never-before-seen structural dynamics of an important protein channel inside the cell's primary power plant--the mitochondrion. Full Story

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