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    1. Neuroscience

    Overwriting memories

    Xingyun Wang, Richard Naud
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Inflammation and COVID-19

    Tomohiro Sawa, Takaaki Akaike

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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Parasites: Eviction notice served on Toxoplasma

    Juan C Sánchez-Arcila, Kirk DC Jensen
    The gene RARRES3 uses an unexpected strategy to eliminate the parasite Toxoplasma gondii from human cells.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Plants: Why do sunflowers have invisible colors?

    Jason Laurich, Anna M O'Brien
    In the common sunflower, patterns of UV-absorbing pigments are controlled by a newly identified regulatory region and may be under the influence of environmental factors.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Memory: Overwriting the past with supervised plasticity

    Xingyun Wang, Richard Naud
    Triggered activity bursts in place cells can increase and decrease the strength of some inputs.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Viruses: What triggers inflammation in COVID-19?

    Tomohiro Sawa, Takaaki Akaike
    The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 triggers macrophages and epithelial cells to produce excess levels of pro-inflammatory molecules, which can do more harm than good.
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  1. Living Science: Authorship then and now

    Eve Marder
    A researcher should only be an author on a paper if they have contributed to it in a substantive way.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Science Forum: Building a community to engineer synthetic cells and organelles from the bottom-up

    Oskar Staufer et al.
    The creation of synthetic cells and organelles will open doors to new collaborative and funding opportunities.
  2. Meta-Research: Investigating disagreement in the scientific literature

    Wout S Lamers et al.
    An approach based on cue phrases can be used to identify instances of disagreement in scientific articles and compare the level of disagreement in various disciplines.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Regeneration: A matter of nerves

    Timothy J Duerr, James R Monaghan
    Regrowing new body parts requires neural input to restore appropriately sized limbs in salamanders.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Photosynthesis: Oxygen overload

    Britta Foerster
    A structure that helps algae photosynthesize when carbon dioxide levels are low may also play a role during hyperoxia conditions.
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