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Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Thomas Kidd, Gunnar Newquist, and Kirsti Walker, University of Nevada, Reno

Caption: Thomas Kidd, center, in his biosciences lab at the University of Nevada, Reno with post-doctoral researcher Gunnar Newquist and biology student Kirsti Walker, uses genetic studies with fruit flies to investigate nerve development. They have found a new mechanism that guides the growth of nerves that involves cell-death machinery that may bring advances in neurological medicine and research. The team reported their discovery in an article published in the prestigious science publication Cell Reports.

Credit: Photo by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno

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