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    1. Neuroscience

    Autism: Exploring the social brain

    John P Welsh, Annette M Estes
    How does the brain physiology of young children with autism differ from that of typically-developing children?.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    DNA Replication: A new role for a tumor-suppressing protein

    Jeremy S Setton, Simon N Powell
    In addition to its role in preventing tumors, the protein p53 appears to participate in a DNA repair process known as the replication-stress response.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Visual Cognition: In sight, in mind

    Mariam Aly
    A region of the brain called the perirhinal cortex represents both what things look like and what they mean.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Malaria: On a mission to block transmission

    Amanda Ross, Nicolas MB Brancucci
    The controlled infection of volunteers with Plasmodium falciparum parasites could provide a platform to evaluate new drugs and vaccines aimed at blocking malaria transmission.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Retrotransposons: On the move

    Sandra L Martin
    The mechanisms by which a retrotransposon called LINE-1 duplicates itself and spreads through the human genome are becoming clearer.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular Chaperones: Confirmation for conformational selection

    Yajun Jiang, Charalampos G Kalodimos
    NMR studies settle part of a long-standing debate about the mechanism used by the Hsp70 chaperone to recognize substrates.
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    1. Ecology

    Hibernation: Life in the fast lane

    C Loren Buck
    Dormice born late in the year start to prepare for winter sooner than mice born earlier in the year.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Oxygen and early animals

    Kalle T Rytkönen
    The biology of sponges provides clues about how early animals may have dealt with low levels of oxygen.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Isoforms: Fundamental differences

    Peter W Gunning, Edna C Hardeman
    The differences between β- and γ-actin are deeper than those between the amino acid sequences of these two proteins.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Piezo Ion Channels: Portraits of a pressure sensor

    Alexander T Chesler, Marcin Szczot
    Near atomic-resolution structures have provided insights into the mechanisms by which the Piezo1 ion channel senses and responds to mechanical stimuli.
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