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  • New look at cell membrane reveals surprising organization

    Researchers found that a class of molecules called sphingolipids congregate in large patches in the cell membrane. Red and yellow colors indicate local elevations in the sphingolipid abundance.

    Researchers found that a class of molecules called sphingolipids congregate in large patches in the cell membrane. Red and yellow colors indicate local elevations in the sphingolipid abundance.

    Photo by Kevin Carpenter

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      Researchers found that a class of molecules called sphingolipids congregate in large patches in the cell membrane. Red and yellow colors indicate local elevations in the sphingolipid abundance.

      Photo by Kevin Carpenter

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      Chemical and biological engineering professor Mary Kraft led the research team.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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