News FocusAMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CELL BIOLOGY MEETING

An All-Purpose Protein Shock Absorber

Science  08 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5399, pp. 168-169
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5399.168

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SAN FRANCISCO-- An air of optimism pervaded the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, held here last month. The $2 billion boost the National Institutes of Health budget got this year explained some of the good cheer. But the 8000 participants also found much excitement in the science, which ranged from new roles for the giant protein titin to the subtle tricks of the salmonella pathogen.

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