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Lipid Helps Cells Find Their Way by Keeping Their 'Antennae' Up

July 9, 2012

News thumbnail of researchers A lipid that helps lotion soften the skin also helps cells find and stay in the right location in the body by ensuring they keep their "antennae" up, scientists report. Full Story

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