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  • n  a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms
  • n  any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
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  • Research findings point to new therapeutic approach for common cause of kidney failure
    A protein called polycystin-1 may help shepherd another protein, polycystin-2, to a cell's antenna, or cilium. This process is defective in induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Placement of the normal polycystin-1 protein back into cells can correct this defect. Pluripotent stem cells from polycystic kidney patients may be useful ...
    Sept. 5, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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