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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    MERS-CoV spillover at the camel-human interface

    Gytis Dudas et al.
    MERS-CoV infections in the Arabian Peninsula are the result of several hundred spillover events from viruses circulating in camels into the human population.
    1. Neuroscience

    Tracing neuronal circuits in transgenic animals by transneuronal control of transcription (TRACT)

    Ting-hao Huang et al.
    A new method that will allow researchers to visualize and genetically manipulate synaptically connected neurons in a brain circuit.
    1. Neuroscience

    Paradoxical response reversal of top-down modulation in cortical circuits with three interneuron types

    Luis Carlos Garcia del Molino et al.
    Computational simulations and mathematical derivations reveal why the response of neural populations to external modulation is sometimes reversed with respect to what intuition would lead to believe in cortical circuits with multiple types of inhibitory neurons.
    1. Neuroscience

    Keratinocytes mediate innocuous and noxious touch via ATP-P2X4 signaling

    Francie Moehring et al.
    Keratinocytes are critical for normal innocuous and noxious touch through their mechanically evoked ATP release and subsequent signaling to P2X4 channels on sensory neurons.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Nonsense mRNA suppression via nonstop decay

    Joshua A Arribere, Andrew Z Fire
    Nonstop mRNA decay degrades mRNAs with a premature stop codon after such mRNAs are targeted by the nonsense-mediated decay machinery.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Defective STIM-mediated store operated Ca2+ entry in hepatocytes leads to metabolic dysfunction in obesity

    Ana Paula Arruda et al.
    Store operated calcium entry is defective in hepatocytes of obese mice, and restoring this process is sufficient to improve glucose metabolism.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Decoding the centromeric nucleosome through CENP-N

    Satyakrishna Pentakota et al.
    A comprehensive structural, biochemical, and cell biological analysis reveals the molecular mechanism and significance of the conserved interaction of centromeric protein N (CENP-N) with the centromeric nucleosome.
    1. Neuroscience

    Activation of the dopaminergic pathway from VTA to the medial olfactory tubercle generates odor-preference and reward

    Zhijian Zhang et al.
    The VTA-mOT DAergic pathway mediates a variety of naturalistic reward processes and different types of preferences including odor-preference.