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Video: Investigating microtubules and motor proteins

Puck Ohi, Ph.D., describes his lab’s work to understand how motor proteins organize microtubules within the cell, and how those proteins processes could be used to stop cell division in cancer.
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Receptor protein in the brain controls the body’s fat ‘rheostat’

Scientists revealed that a receptor protein in the brain acts as the body’s “energy rheostat,” ensuring that the balance of energy and fat does not drift too far above or below its homeostatic set point. The findings open new doors for developing anti-obesity drugs.
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A ‘timeless’ tradition: How fly genes get their names

When scientists discover a new phenomenon, they often get to name it. For researchers who study the model system Drosophila melanogaster, or fruit flies, that means participating in a long tradition that is a hallmark of the field’s culture.
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LSI to lead four-day cryo-EM workshop

The LSI will lead a four-day cryo-electron microscopy workshop in June to introduce participants to common image processing software packages.
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From Liberia to LSI, and back again

A residency at the U-M Life Sciences Institute is helping one visiting scholar from Liberia build research capacity at his university.  
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LSI welcomes new faculty member

The LSI’s newest faculty member is studying how the brain controls rhythmic breathing — and how these same circuits might be recruited to help fight conditions such as sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).