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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Fitness consequences of outgroup conflict

    Ines Braga Goncalves, Amy Morris-Drake ... Andrew N Radford
    A detailed discussion of the broad range of immediate, delayed, cumulative, and third-party fitness consequences arising from outgroup conflict showcases the importance of this neglected aspect of sociality as a powerful and widespread evolutionary force.
    1. Neuroscience

    Human muscle spindles are wired to function as controllable signal-processing devices

    Michael Dimitriou
    By acting as versatile signal-processors that encode flexible coordinate representations, muscle spindles challenge current widely held views concerning the role of proprioceptors and the peripheral nervous system in sensorimotor function.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Metabolic arsenal of giant viruses: Host hijack or self-use?

    Djamal Brahim Belhaouari, Gabriel Augusto Pires De Souza ... Sarah Aherfi
    Metabolic pathways found to date in giant virus raise the question if these viral enzymes provide some level of autonomy to viruses or if they are used to expand the host metabolism.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neural mechanisms underlying the temporal organization of naturalistic animal behavior

    Luca Mazzucato
    Naturalistic animal behavior exhibits a complex organization in the temporal domain, whose variability stems from hierarchical, contextual, and stochastic sources and can be naturally explained in terms of metastable attractor models.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Combining hypothesis- and data-driven neuroscience modeling in FAIR workflows

    Olivia Eriksson, Upinder Singh Bhalla ... Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski
    Increased usability and validity of neuroscience models, through FAIR workflows for the whole modeling process, including data and model management, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and model analysis.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Alone, in the dark: The extraordinary neuroethology of the solitary blind mole rat

    Yael Kashash, Grace Smarsh ... Tali Kimchi
    A new ethologically relevant model for investigating the neurobiology of solitary, asocial behavior in the blind mole rat.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Proposing a neural framework for the evolution of elaborate courtship displays

    Ryan W Schwark, Matthew J Fuxjager, Marc F Schmidt
    The midbrain periaqueductal grey is a conserved mediator of elaborate courtship behavior in a range of vertebrate taxa, likely shaping how this behavior diversifies across the tree of life.
    1. Neuroscience

    Contractile force assessment methods for in vitro skeletal muscle tissues

    Camila Vesga-Castro, Javier Aldazabal ... Jacobo Paredes
    A standardized comparison of contractile force among in vitro muscle tissues across different platforms requires proper normalization with the contractile area and complementary morphological, maturation, and functional analysis to reduce variability and boost a new generation of engineered constructs.
    1. Medicine

    Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19: A metabolic perspective

    Philipp E Scherer, John P Kirwan, Clifford J Rosen
    The potential metabolic mechanisms that underly the growing prevalence of long COVID are explored and potential treatments discussed.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Primate malarias as a model for cross-species parasite transmission

    Marina Voinson, Charles L Nunn, Amy Goldberg
    Ecological and evolutionary perspectives are critical to understand, predict, prevent, and treat malaria parasites that may spread to humans from our close primate relatives.