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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Computational Biology: Capturing the unpredictability of stem cells

    Arda Durmaz, Valeria Visconte
    A new mathematical model that can be applied to both single-cell and bulk DNA sequencing data sheds light on the processes governing population dynamics in stem cells.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Computational Neuroscience: Building a mathematical model of the brain

    Frances Skinner
    Automatic leveraging of information in a hippocampal neuron database to generate mathematical models should help foster interactions between experimental and computational neuroscientists.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Archaea: Exploring surface structures

    Bernhard Schuster
    The surface layer of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius consists of a flexible but stable outer protein layer that interacts with an inner, membrane-bound protein.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Stress Adaptation: Adapting to ever-changing conditions

    Serge Pelet
    Experiments involving periodic stimuli shed light on the interplay between hyper-osmotic stress and glucose starvation in yeast cells.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Translation: It’s a competitive business

    Masaaki Sokabe, Christopher S Fraser
    A new in vitro system called Rec-Seq sheds light on how mRNA molecules compete for the machinery that translates their genetic sequence into proteins.
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    1. Medicine

    Viral Infections: Race against dengue

    Swee Sen Kwek, Eng Eong Ooi
    Understanding the kinetics of dengue viruses in the bloodstream can provide insights into the clinical outcomes of the disease.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Hearing: Letting the calcium flow

    Régis Nouvian
    Two calcium-binding proteins, CaBP1 and CaBP2, cooperate to keep calcium channels in the hair cells of the inner ear open.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Protein Tracking: Everything, everywhere, almost at once

    Jacob Kæstel-Hansen, Nikos S Hatzakis
    A new platform that can follow the movement of individual proteins inside millions of cells in a single day will help contribute to existing knowledge of cell biology and identify new therapeutics.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Insulin Release: Synchronizing beta cells in the pancreas

    Bradford E Peercy, David J Hodson
    The secretion of insulin from the pancreas relies on both gap junctions and subpopulations of beta cells with specific intrinsic properties.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Microglia: Maestros of anesthesia

    Romeesa Khan, Rodney M Ritzel
    Microglia regulate anesthesia by altering the activity of neurons in specific regions of the brain via a purinergic receptor.
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