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Today’s topic: SARCOMERES, the piston-like structures in striated muscle that permit voluntary movement. Here’s an electron microscope image and diagram of their structure:

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And now the process of molecular assembly, which doesn’t always go so smoothly:

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russhodge

I am a science writer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, author of fiction and popular science books, an artist, and a professional musician who performs on the viola da gamba and Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. I edit manuscripts of all types and teach the full range of scientific communication skills. I am doing theoretical work in this subject - see for example https://goodsciencewriting.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/ghosts-models-and-meaning-in-science/

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