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Research Spotlight: Summer Sun Safety Month

C. elegans and Zebrafish have been used to study the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) for decades. August is Summer Sun Safety Month so in this month’s Research Spotlight we wanted to highlight sun safety and how C. elegans and zebrafish are helping in this field.

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A View From the Bench: Roadblocks and Frustrations When Expectation Meets Reality.

In an effort to create better models for epilepsy, we’ve been working on a grant-funded project to humanize important synaptic machinery by replacing endogenous coding sequences with human coding sequences.  Syntaxin is a key synaptic protein, encoded by the gene STX1A, that helps synaptic vesicles dock, fuse with the membrane, and release neurotransmitters.  Syntaxin has …

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