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Date:1/18/2013

group of chemicals associated with autism to find the mutations most likely responsible for the disease.

Presentation #118-Plat: "Functional evaluation of autism associated mutations in SLC9A9 (NHE9)" http://tinyurl.com/apjmm7a

The Modus Operandi of a Parasite: Encephalitis and other neurologic diseases are the potential consequences of an infection with T. gondii, a cousin of the parasite that causes malaria. Researchers explore how this protozoan infects its host on a cellular level.

Presentation #716-Pos: "Toxoplasma gondii targets the host actin cytoskeleton during invasion, go figure" http://tinyurl.com/am4ddxl

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Seeing Cell Temperature: The temperature of a cell's inner parts can reveal much about its health. A new virtual thermometer that shows how temperature is distributed within a living cell may yield new insights into cell function.

Presentation #1033-Plat: "Imaging of temperature distribution in a living cell" http://tinyurl.com/b6dnae6

The Nanomechanical Signature of Breast Cancer: When healthy breast tissue transforms into cancerous tissue, its mechanical properties also change. Examining cells' stiffness profiles may reveal a new signature of breast cancer.

Presentation # 1639-Pos: "The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer" http://tinyurl.com/b2edbq6

Listening to Cells: Cells could have a lot to tell us, if we could only listen. A new noninvasive technique allows researchers to probe the insides of cells with sound.

Presentation # 991-Plat: "Listening to cells: A non-contact optoacoustic nanoprobe" http://tinyurl.com/a3a8oxs

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

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