Walking a thousand miles starts with one step

11 Sept 2012: The Malaria Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is carrying out research addressing questions about the continuing emergence of drug resistance in malaria. Knowing which proteins in a cell are palmitoylated, specific protein-membrane interactions, can give important clues about their regulation or function—clues that can be used to piece together new ideas about how cells work.

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Muscle cells’ social etiquette: are they aloof, friendly or just good talkers?

7 Sept 2012: In the embryo, muscle cells grow and knit together to eventually make up the size and shape of every muscle in the adult body. How do they do this? The answer is vital for treating muscular disease, because discovering how muscle is made will help to us understand how to fix the molecular machinery in muscles that don’t work.

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