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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. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health
    3. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    4. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolutionary Medicine: A Special Issue

    Edited by George H Perry et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the growing and increasingly interdisciplinary field of evolutionary medicine.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research: Evolutionary medicine

    George H Perry
    In recognition that evolutionary theory is critical for understanding modern human health, eLife is publishing a special issue on evolutionary medicine to showcase recent research in this growing and increasingly interdisciplinary field.
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  1. Science Forum: A community-led initiative for training in reproducible research

    Susann Auer et al.
    The Reproducibility for Everyone initiative aims to provide researchers at all career stages and across many disciplines with training in reproducible research practices via customizable workshop material.
    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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    Episode 75: July 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the cost of high status, vaccine trackers, pain relief in newborns, Alzheimer's disease and how losing a partner can increase the risk of cancer.
    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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    Culture Shift: A catalyst for change

    Chrissy Stachl
    Disillusioned with conducting chemistry experiments in a basement, a new graduate student decides instead to dedicate her PhD to improving the culture of her research environment.
    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. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Science Forum: Nanoscape, a data-driven 3D real-time interactive virtual cell environment

    Shereen R Kadir et al.
    Computer visualization techniques developed for video games can be repurposed to enable viewers to explore cells and their environment in three dimensions.