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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Funding: Blinding peer review

    Michael A Taffe
    Concealing the identity of the principal investigator only partially closes the success gap between white and African American or Black researchers in NIH grant applications.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Vasopressin: Predicting changes in osmolality

    Zhe Yang et al.
    Two neural circuits control the release of vasopressin in response to eating and drinking before there are any detectable changes in blood water levels.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Neonatal Weight: No fire without smoke (particles)

    Stephanie M Holm, John Balmes
    Pollution from landscape fires, which are increasing with climate change, leads to babies being born with lower birthweights in low- and middle-income countries.
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    1. Ecology

    Echolocation: The brain limit

    Alexander J Werth, Joseph E Corbett
    How fast the brain and muscles can respond to information about prey location constrains visual and echolocating predators in similar ways.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Statistics: Sex difference analyses under scrutiny

    Colby J Vorland
    A survey reveals that many researchers do not use appropriate statistical analyses to evaluate sex differences in biomedical research.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Cancer: Preventing collateral damage

    Harry Quon, Fred Bunz
    In pigs, nitrate supplements can protect salivary glands from the damage caused by radiation therapy to the head and neck.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Connectomes: Mapping the fly’s ‘brain in the brain’

    Stanley Heinze
    Studying neurons and their connections in the central complex of the fruit fly reveals new insights into how their structure and function shape perception and behavior.
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    1. Ecology

    Animal Behaviour: The elusive perspective of a food thief

    Claudia Zeiträg, Ivo Jacobs
    Eurasian jays fail to take into account the point of view and desire of other jays when hiding food they can eat later.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    RNA Viruses: What leads to parallel evolution?

    Debapriyo Chakraborty
    The repeated emergence of similar variants of influenza virus is linked to interactions between the virus’s RNA segments.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Endometrium: Preparing for implantation

    J Julie Kim
    A new laboratory model helps to understand the role of senescent cells in fostering a uterine environment that can support an embryo.
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