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The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are expected to improve patient safety, but they themselves can present challenges for which health care providers must be prepared.
The search for rare gene variants associated with heart, lung and blood-related disease traits, as well as those of public health importance found that 1.1 million of the 1.2 million such variants within exomes occur very infrequently.
In 2011, a settlement between parents and the Texas Department of State Health Services resulted in the destruction of 5.3 million “blood spots” taken for newborn screening.
Notch – the protein that can help determine cell fate – maintains a stable population of basal cells in the prostate through a positive feedback loop system with another key protein – TGF beta (transforming growth factor beta), said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
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