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    1. Neuroscience

    Simultaneous activation of parallel sensory pathways promotes a grooming sequence in Drosophila

    Stefanie Hampel et al.
    A grooming sequence is produced by a neural architecture that readies different movements simultaneously, and a mechanism where prioritized suppression between the movements determines their sequential performance.
    1. Cell Biology

    Nanoscale architecture of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe contractile ring

    Nathan A McDonald et al.
    Super-resolution microscopy reveals the nanoscale molecular architecture of 29 protein components of a eukaryotic contractile ring relative to the membrane.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Dynamics and consequences of spliceosome E complex formation

    Joshua Donald Larson, Aaron A Hoskins
    Single molecule fluorescence analysis of spliceosome E complex formation reveals how tuning of U1 binding to the 5' SS facilitates efficient capture of the snRNP by pre-mRNAs.
    1. Cell Biology

    H+- and Na+- elicited rapid changes of the microtubule cytoskeleton in the biflagellated green alga Chlamydomonas

    Yi Liu et al.
    Acidification and salt, which are two major stresses caused by environmental changes, swiftly and drastically alter the microtubule system in green algae and likely many other organisms.
    1. Neuroscience

    A quantitative theory of gamma synchronization in macaque V1

    Eric Lowet et al.
    Gamma-band synchronization behavior in area V1 was predicted by weakly coupled oscillator principles.