Biological machinery of cell’s ‘executioner’ yields secrets of its control

IMAGE: Tudor Moldoveanu, Ph.D., an assistant member of St. Jude Department of Structural Biology, view more  Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called necroptosis that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the…

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Quarantine Is Ordered at U.C.L.A. and California State-Los Angeles

More than 200 university students and employees in Los Angeles were given quarantine orders on Wednesday and Thursday, just days after a measles outbreak was declared in Los Angeles County. U.C.L.A. and California State University, Los Angeles, have been working with county health officials to identify and contact students and employees who may have been…

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Rites of Passage: Vladimir the Jeweler

I peered into the glossy box trembling in Sam’s hands. Inside sat an oval-cut diamond engagement ring. Hand-engraved leaves and milgrain edges detailed the rose gold band, while a baguette and two smaller diamonds hugged both sides of the center stone. The ring was immaculately designed, flawlessly constructed and not at all me. “How did…

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