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Ancient DNA Researcher Svante Pääbo Coming to Campus

How much of your DNA comes from ancient humans? Where do you think humans originated and how did we spread across the globe? The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison...

With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary Path

When scientists reported in 2014 that they had successfully engineered a poplar plant “designed for deconstruction,” the finding made international news. The highly degradable poplar, the first...

Yeast Knockouts Peel Back Secrets of Cell Protein Function

Proteins are the hammers and tongs of life, with fundamental roles in most of what happens in biology. But biologists still don’t know what thousands of proteins do, and how their presence or...

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Clathrin Regulates Blue Light-Triggered Lateral Auxin Distribution and Hypocotyl Phototropism in Arabidopsis.
Zhang Y, Yu Q, Jiang N, Yan X, Wang C, Wang Q, Liu J, Zhu M, Bednarek SY, Xu J, Pan J
Progesterone potentiates the growth inhibitory effects of calcitriol in endometrial cancer via suppression of CYP24A1.
Bokhari AA, Lee LR, Raboteau D, Turbov J, Rodriguez IV, Pike JW, Hamilton CA, Maxwell GL, Rodriguez GC, Syed V
Monolignol ferulate conjugates are naturally incorporated into plant lignins.
Karlen SD, Zhang C, Peck ML, Smith RA, Padmakshan D, Helmich KE, Free HC, Lee S, Smith BG, Lu F, Sedbrook JC, Sibout R, Grabber JH, Runge TM, Mysore KS, Harris PJ, Bartley LE, Ralph J