20 May 2014
Vol 7, Issue 326

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Online Cover This week features a Research Article that suggests that some of the effects of thyroid hormones are mediated by a plasma membrane-associated receptor rather than by a nuclear receptor. Treatment of mice deficient in thyroid hormone with a drug that mimicked the effects of the membrane-associated receptor showed improved bone formation. The image shows a frontal section of the femur. [Image: Asklepios Medical Atlas/Science Source]