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Sci. Signal., 6 January 2009
Vol. 2, Issue 52, p. eg1
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.252eg1]


2008: Signaling Breakthroughs of the Year

Elizabeth M. Adler*

Associate Editor of Science Signaling, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA.

Abstract: This year's signaling breakthroughs extended from protein crystals to cells and subcellular structures to whole genomes. Nominations included research on synapses in brains and in B cells; the evolution and regulation of signaling networks; the identification of a new class of plant hormones; insights into the causes and treatments of disease, such as cancer and schizophrenia; and a possible way to stay in shape while avoiding exercise.

* Contact information. E-mail: eadler{at}

Citation: E. M. Adler, 2008: Signaling Breakthroughs of the Year. Sci. Signal. 2, eg1 (2009).

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