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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Biosynthesis: RAMPing up knowledge of the translocon

    Dimitrios Vismpas, Friedrich Förster
    Advanced cryo-EM approaches reveal surprising insights into the molecular structure that allows nascent proteins to be inserted into the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Disease Surveillance: Monitoring livestock pregnancy loss

    Clara Akpan
    Systematically tracking and analysing reproductive loss in livestock helps with efforts to safeguard the health and productivity of food animals by identifying causes and high-risk areas.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Exosomes: How tumors escape the immune system

    Stefanie Schmieder
    Mutations in the gene for β-catenin cause liver cancer cells to release fewer exosomes, which reduces the number of immune cells infiltrating the tumor.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Circadian Rhythms: Cnidarians are CLOCKing in

    Erica R Kwiatkowski, Patrick Emery
    Studies of the starlet sea anemone provide important insights into the early evolution of the circadian clock in animals.
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    Neurodiversity in Academia: Time to rethink Tourette’s syndrome

    One is a Touretter who advocated for patients in research projects, the other, an academic studying the condition. Two sisters discuss how perspectives and research approaches on Tourette’s need to change.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cognitive Neuroscience: Memorable first impressions

    Emilio Salinas, Bashirul I Sheikh
    Our ability to recall details from a remembered image depends on a single mechanism that is engaged from the very moment the image disappears from view.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Morphogenesis: The enigma of cell intercalation

    Raphaël Clément
    Geometric criteria can be used to assess whether cell intercalation is active or passive during the convergent extension of tissue.
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  2. Episode 92: April 2024

    In this episode, we hear about hibernation, the evolution of flu epidemics, aphantasia, the effects of ketamine, and how the brain changes when animals form sexual bonds.
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    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: How we stepped up to support others

    Christina Elliott, Patrick Brundell
    From diagnosis and disclosure to leading change, two neurodivergent researchers recount their experiences setting up peer support networks at their universities.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Genetic Chimerism: Marmosets contain multitudes

    Kenneth Chiou, Noah Snyder-Mackler
    Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals the extent to which marmosets carry genetically distinct cells from their siblings.
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