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HARD SCIENCE shares highlights from basic biomedical research that either takes place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  School of Medicine or is somehow related to work performed here.  This blog also will consider broader issues and points of view related to science. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the blog’s manager and writer.

The blog is written and managed by Les Lang at the UNC Medical Center News Office.

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About the banner photo:      A cultured vascular cell, stained in green for palladin and in red for actin microfilaments. Palladin “decorates” the actin bundles and plays a role in organizing the filaments.   Photo credit:  the Otey lab, dept. of cell and molecular physiology, UNC School of Medicine.

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