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    1. Neuroscience

    Synapses: Dividing communication, at the nanoscale

    Amelia J Ralowicz, Michael B Hoppa
    Fluorescent glutamate sensors shed light on the microscopic organization underlining spontaneous neurotransmission.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Respiro-Fermentation: To breathe or not to breathe?

    Lauren C Radlinski, Andreas J Bäumler
    Listeria monocytogenes uses respiration to sustain a risky fermentative lifestyle during infection.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Machine Learning: Lighting up protein design

    Grzegorz Kudla, Marcin Plech
    Using a neural network to predict how green fluorescent proteins respond to genetic mutations illuminates properties that could help design new proteins.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Autoimmunity: Redoxing PTPN22 activity

    Magdalena Shumanska, Ivan Bogeski
    The oxidative state of a critical cysteine residue determines the enzymatic activity of a phosphatase involved in T-cell immune responses.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Genetic Code: Expanding codon size

    Tarana Siddika et al.
    Engineering transfer RNAs to read codons consisting of four bases requires changes in tRNA that go beyond the anticodon sequence.
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  1. Episode 80: May 2022

    In this episode, we hear about insulin and the body clock, communication in baboons, the sleep patterns of animals in the wild, a new species of dinosaur, and how Covid antibodies produced in response to vaccines and infection compare.
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    Ukraine: Holding lectures while the bombs fall

    With the Russian army marching on his home city, a Ukrainian scholar must decide how to respond.
  3. Research Culture: Welcome to the lab

    Andrey Andreev et al.
    Having a formal onboarding procedure for new lab members can lead to a happier and more productive working environment.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Cancer: The aging epigenome

    Brandon L Pierce
    A new approach helps to assess the impact of accelerated epigenetic aging on the risk of cancer.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Learning: The devil is in the task structure

    Orit Nafcha, Uri Hertz
    Conflicting evidence about how the brain processes social and individual learning stems from which type of information is presented as the primary source of knowledge during experiments.
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