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Pest Control: Hiding in plain smell
Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
A common rice pest can avoid its natural parasite by settling on plants that smell like they have been damaged by a species of caterpillar.
Genetics and Genomics
Telomeres: Getting to grips with circular chromosomes
Constance Nugent, Katsunori Sugimoto
A strain of budding yeast that contains one large chromosome reveals how the telomere capping complex CST maintains linear but not circular chromosomes.
Evolution: Shining a light on the origin of fly species
Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino
Natural light gradients within a habitat may have helped form new fly species that have differing preferences for light.
Autism: Balancing excitation and inhibition in the autistic brain
Charlotte M Pretzsch, Dorothea L Floris
A metric called the Hurst exponent could be a useful biomarker for studies exploring brain differences between men and women with autism spectrum disorder.
Ecosystems: The diversity of decay
Emma J Sayer, Ralf Schäfer
To predict how species loss will affect ecosystems, it is important to consider how biodiversity influences processes such as decomposition.
Neural Circuits: Turning away from danger
Jun Liu, Monika Scholz
The flexible escape behavior exhibited by
in response to threats relies on a combination of feedback and feedforward circuits.
Neurogenesis: Delayed gratification in the adult brain
Some immature neurons in the cerebral cortex of mammals might wait for years before they become activated and finish their development.
Physics of Living Systems
Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Phase Separation: Restricting the sizes of condensates
Furqan Dar, Rohit Pappu
Computer simulations of model proteins with sticker-and-spacer architectures shed light on the formation of biomolecular condensates in cells.
Optogenetics: Exciting inhibition in primates
Wim Vanduffel, Xiaolian Li
A new genetic marker enables precise control over a group of inhibitory neurons in monkeys.
Immunology and Inflammation
Developmental Immunology: An atlas for hemocytes in an insect
Samuel Liegeois, Dominique Ferrandon
Single-cell RNA sequencing has revealed distinct subpopulations of hemocytes in fruit fly larvae.
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