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    1. Medicine

    The race against dengue

    Swee Sen Kwek, Eng Eong Ooi
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Increasing inclusion in research

    Saher Ahmed, David J Adams ... Maria Augusta Arruda
  1. Reflexivity for PhD students

    Jennifer Tullet, Jennifer Leigh ... Emma Hargreaves
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Keeping track of proteins

    Jacob Kæstel-Hansen, Nikos S Hatzakis

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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. Genetics and Genomics

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Targeted action to increase inclusion at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

    Saher Ahmed, David J Adams ... Maria Augusta Arruda
    The Sanger Excellence Fellowship has been established to increase the representation of researchers with Black-heritage backgrounds at a leading research centre in the UK.
    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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    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Outgrowing self-denial

    Jay K Goldberg
    After hitting rock bottom a few months into a prestigious fellowship, a postdoc recounts how they found their way to ADHD medication, therapy, and better mental health.
  2. Research Culture: Using reflective practice to support PhD students in the biosciences

    Jennifer Tullet, Jennifer Leigh ... Emma Hargreaves
    Reflective practice can help postgraduate students to navigate work environments, deal with difficult supervisory relationships, and improve their work-life balance.
    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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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Empathy: Exploring the impact of violence in video games

    Nicolas Roy, Michel-Pierre Coll
    Playing a violent game for a few weeks did not alter neural and behavioral responses to the pain of others in inexperienced male gamers.
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