Scientists Identify a Protein Channel that Mediates the Body's Ability to Feel Frigid Temperatures
In the article that will appear in this week's issue of the journal Cell, the group describes the "ion channel" protein, called ANKTM1, which is the first noxious (painful) cold receptor identified, and may be an important basic target for pain-modulating drugs.

Snapshot: Research Assistant Michael Tencati
Meet Michael Tencati of the Mackman lab, who hopes to hold an M.D.-Ph.D. one day.

Dr. Janis H. Jackson, 1953-2003
Trained originally as a clinician and later as a laboratory scientist, Janis H. Jackson, M.D., was both of these and more.