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Unusual Calcium Binding Allows Flexing of a Cadherin Involved in Hearing [Gaudet Lab]

Vertebrates rely on the inner ear to convert the mechanical stimuli of sound and head movements into electrical signals that can be decoded by the brain. This process,…

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INSIGHTS INTO CAUSES OF ANEMIA FROM A MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURE [GAUDET LAB]

Iron is a key micronutrient that organisms use in many biological processes. Indeed, aerobic respiration requires iron to transport oxygen in our blood, to catalyze redox reactions of…

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PANNING FOR PRECIOUS METALS [GAUDET LAB]

When we think of the chemical elements of life, the “big four” of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen leap to mind, and rightly so, as they make up…

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DECIPHERING PROTEIN INTERFACES THAT HELP WIRE THE BRAIN [GAUDET LAB]

During brain development, neurons connect with each other using branched projections called dendrites. As a dendrite extends away from its neuron’s cell body to connect with dendrites from…

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A NEURONAL BAR CODE IN 3D [GAUDET LAB]

John M. Nicoludis (l) and Rachelle Gaudet As the brain develops, neurons play a complicated game of Twister: they have to keep their neuronal processes from getting tangled…

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POSTDOC PROFILE: CHRISTINA ZIMANYI [GAUDET LAB]

Christina Zimanyi hails from Big Bear Lake, a resort town in the mountains of Southern California, where as a youth she enjoyed just about anything other than the…

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ONE SMALL TWEAK CONVERTS A TRANSPORTER FROM A ONE-WAY INTO A TWO-WAY STREET [GAUDET LAB]

Ahmet Vakkasoglu (l) and Rachelle Gaudet At the heart of our adaptive immune system is the presentation of internal antigens, usually peptides, to cytotoxic T cells. The Transporter…

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SENSING SOUND WITH A MOLECULAR HANDSHAKE [GAUDET LAB]

Marcos Sotomayor and Rachelle Gaudet The vertebrate inner ear is in charge of transforming mechanical stimuli from sound and head movement into electrical signals that are sent to…

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