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META researchers receive awards at the WCPCW Conference

March 31, 2017

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Structural biologists from all fields of biology gathered at the West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop in Asilomar, California, March 19-22, 2017. Recent findings and advances in structural analysis were presented as well as workshops on molecular animation  … read more …

META researchers receive top marks at the NW Regional Developmental Biology Conference

March 22, 2017

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Developmental biologists gathered March 15-18, 2017 at the Friday Harbor Laboratories for the 50th Anniversary of the Northwest Regional Developmental Biology Conference. Host-microbe systems biology was a highlight of the meeting and  … read more …

Microbiota: From bugs to beta cells

December 14, 2016


A newly discovered bacterial protein produced in the zebrafish gut triggers insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas to multiply during early larval development, say University of Oregon researchers. To learn more about this important discovery  … read more …




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