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Posts From Vikram Shaw

Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

How an Alaskan quake helped advance earthquake science At 5:36 p.m. on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, a violent shaking disrupted a peaceful Friday night in the village of Chenega, Alaska. The villagers, primarily Alutiiq natives, noticed the water level

SNAREs: Optimizing Membrane Fusion Understanding the importance of fusion activation energy

SNAREs: Optimizing Membrane Fusion Understanding the importance of fusion activation energy

A recent measurement of the activation energy of spontaneous membrane fusion has important implications for understanding how membrane fusion is optimized in cells.