Archive for December, 2011

Researchers at School of Biological Sciences identify key protein in muscle-tendon attachment

December 22, 2011

Researchers at the UMKC School of Biological Sciences have identified a key protein that is essential in the development of proper muscle-tendon attachment and maintaining muscle strength and mobility. The results of the research were published and featured as the cover story in the Journal of Developmental Biology.

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UMKC Fungal Genetics Stock Center selected to participate in ‘1000 Genomes’ project

December 5, 2011

With an estimated 1.5 million species, fungi represent one of the largest branches of modern biology’s phylogenetic tree or “Tree of Life.”  They have an enormous impact on human affairs and ecosystem functioning due to their diverse activities as decomposers and pathogens, as well as the mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships they share with other organisms.  […]

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