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Oriol Gallego: “We will not know how an engine works if we dissemble it and only look at the individual parts"

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2 Mar 17




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Tel.+34 93 40 37255 — the life science, pharmaceutical and healthcare portal based in the United Kingdom— reports on the study headed by Oriol Gallego, Research Associate with the Translational control of cell cycle and differentiation at IRB Barcelona, including the author's comments. Published in the journal Cell, the study unveils key functional features of an assembly of proteins that is vital for animals and plants, thanks to a new technique developed by Oriol Gallego and presented in the same article.

“We will not know how an engine works if we dissemble it and only look at the individual parts. We need to see the engine assembled in the car and running,” said Oriol Gallego.

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