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    1. Neuroscience

    Neurohormones: A major new dimension in the problem of brain injury

    Jonathan R Wolpaw, Jonathan S Carp
    Evidence that neurohormones contribute to the contralateral effects of unilateral brain injury challenges a fundamental assumption of basic neuroscience and clinical neurology.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Autoimmune Disease: When a virus lies in wait

    David Taussig, Yariv Wine
    A mouse model supports the hypothesis that latent Epstein–Barr virus exacerbates the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Lineage Switching: How lung cancer cells change identity

    Mitchell S von Itzstein et al.
    Changes in MAPK signaling allow lung cancer cells to transition between lineages that respond differently to treatment.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Behavior: C. elegans does a spit take

    Michael Hendricks
    Eating can turn into spitting because individual parts of a muscle cell are able to contract in different ways.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Genome Organization: The loopy world of cohesin

    Kazuhiro Maeshima, Shiori Iida
    DNA loops can be formed by a mechanism in which the cohesin complex pulls DNA strands through its ring structure using biased Brownian motion.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Neurotransmission: The secret life of memory receptors

    Hovy Ho-Wai Wong et al.
    The canonical hippocampal NMDA memory receptor also controls the release of the transmitter glutamate and the growth factor BDNF.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Dinosaurs: A new, ‘hip’ way to breathe

    Marc R Spencer
    Ornithischians, one of the three major groups of dinosaurs, developed a unique mechanism to ensure airflow in the lungs.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Translation: The long and short of it

    Lori A Passmore, Terence TL Tang
    Longer poly(A) tails improve translation in early development, but not in mature cells that have higher levels of the protein PABPC.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Pigmentation: Watching hair turn grey

    Michael P Philpott
    Analysing changes in hair pigmentation may lead to a better understanding of the impacts of ‘life events’ on human biology and aging.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Health: Going beyond lifestyle factors

    Milagros Ruiz
    Wealth and inequality impact blood pressure in a population with the lowest risk of heart disease in the world.
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