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Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching


January 4, 2017

motor protein, called KlpA walking scaled A study just published in Nature Communications offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers. Full Story

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