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Dr. Robert A.J. Signer (left) and Dr. Sean MorrisonImage courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical CenterFor the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells – something scientists have long struggled to accomplish. The groundbreaking findings from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) also demonstrate that the precise amount of protein produced by blood-forming
Signer, R., Magee, J., Salic, A. & Morrison, S. (2014). Haematopoietic stem cells require a highly regulated protein synthesis rate, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature13035
Geology has lots of words for things that aren't there- that is, holes. In this case, the holes represent gas coming out of solution in molten rock; you can think of it as effervescent lava. When the lava cooled and solidified, the bubbles remained. We call these vesicles, and the texture, vesicular. It's extremely common in lava flows. This was a loose cobble that had rolled down the slope, so I didn't see the actual exposure, but often, the vesicles are more abundant toward the top of the