By Joe Schwarcz, (Director, Office of Science and Society). This special Homecoming weekend Freaky Friday explores how chemistry and music intersect and how some music is considered to be directly influenced by molecular energy. Followed by the film of the Broadway musical Phantom of the Opera.
A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division. In an article published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists explain how they could track the relationship between signaling molecules and their target molecules to establish where, when and how the targets are deployed to perform the many steps necessary to replicate an individual cell’s genome and surrounding structures.