The annual ASCI meeting: does nostalgia have a future?
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For many academic physician-scientists, the yearly Tri-Societies meeting of the ASCI, AAP, and AFCR during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s was an annual rite of spring and the focal point of the academic year. In this brief essay, I set down some miscellaneous recollections of these meetings and some thoughts about why they were of such central importance in the careers of those of my generation.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1172/JCI35024
Publication InfoLefkowitz, Robert J (2008). The annual ASCI meeting: does nostalgia have a future?. J Clin Invest, 118(4). pp. 1231-1233. 10.1172/JCI35024. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/7789.
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James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
The focus of work in this laboratory is on the elucidation of the molecular properties and regulatory mechanisms controlling the function of G protein-coupled receptors. As model systems we utilize the so called adrenergic receptors for adrenaline and related molecules. The goal is to learn the general principles of signal transduction from the outside to the inside of the cell which are involved in systems as diverse as sensory perception, neuro- transmitter and hormonal signaling. Stud