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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cell Signaling: Uncovering the secret life of Rho GTPases

    Jenna A Perry, Amy Shaub Maddox
    New methods to directly visualize Rho GTPases reveal how a protein called RhoGDI regulates the activity of these 'molecular switches' at the plasma membrane.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Sepsis: Modelling survival

    Teresa A Zimmers, Leonidas G Koniaris
    A new mouse model of sepsis can reproduce the long-term muscle weakness seen in patients who survive this life-threatening illness.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Neurodegeneration: Fly model sheds light on brain disease

    Martin H Berryer et al.
    Experiments on flies suggest that a gain-of-function mechanism in a protein called CSPɑ contributes to the progressive brain disease CLN4.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic Variation: Searching for solutions to the missing heritability problem

    Luisa F Pallares
    Rare genetic variants in yeast explain a large amount of phenotypic variation in a complex trait like growth.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plant Disease: Cycling in synchrony

    Míriam Osés-Ruiz, Nicholas J Talbot
    The corn smut fungus uses two different mechanisms to control its cell cycle when it is infecting plants.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Autoimmunity: Bringing on the itch

    Daniel A Waizman et al.
    Neutrophils are the first immune cells that enter the skin and cause itch in atopic dermatitis.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: How contraction has shaped evolution

    Mukund Thattai
    Two new unicellular organisms reveal that coordinated contractions of groups of cells using actomyosin predated animal multicellularity during evolution.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Behavior: The cerebellum shows its stripes

    Ashley L Holloway, Talia N Lerner
    New studies examine how the different sub-structures in the cerebellum are organized to receive information during complex behavioral tasks.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Brain Development: The impact of light during the night

    Sophia TC Leung et al.
    Exposing chicks to one hour of light during the night disrupts the releaseof a hormone that is needed by cells in the developing brain to survive.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Regeneration: Lymphatic vessels help mend broken hearts

    Catherine Pfefferli, Anna Jaźwińska
    Experiments on zebrafish show that the regeneration of the heart after an injury depends on lymphatic vessels.
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