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So Underappreciated

It's Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with an ode to the ribosome? At his Transcription and Translation blog, Alex Palazzo writes that he's disappointed over the lack of mainstream media interest in the science Nobels this year, and suggests the problem might be a misconception that ribosomes are boring. "Nothing could be further from the truth," he writes. "Ribosomes are arguably the most important biological molecule that we know of." He goes on to add some of the more noteworthy characteristics of ribosomes, including their connection to cancer.