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  1. Episode 76: October 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the ways that junk food affects monkeys, grey hair, empathetic rats, using smart phones to fight COVID-19, and how the slave trade spread disease.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    RNA Viruses: What leads to parallel evolution?

    Debapriyo Chakraborty
    The repeated emergence of similar variants of influenza virus is linked to interactions between the virus’s RNA segments.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Endometrium: Preparing for implantation

    J Julie Kim
    A new laboratory model helps to understand the role of senescent cells in fostering a uterine environment that can support an embryo.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Mosquito infection by gametocytes from cultures exposed to dihydroartemisinin (DHA) from Figure 2, Portugaliza et al.

    Malaria: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Olivier Silvie et al.
    eLife has recently published a wide range of papers on malaria, covering a diversity of themes including parasite biology, epidemiology, immunology, drugs and vaccines.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Ecology

    Fungi: Sex and self defense

    Milton T Drott
    The fungus Aspergillus nidulans produces secondary metabolites during sexual development to protect itself from predators.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Polygenic Screening: What’s the use?

    Jason M Fletcher et al.
    A theoretical framework predicts that using polygenic screening to select embryos against traits that depend on many genes has few benefits.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Chaperones: Aggregation in the spotlight

    Zihao Wang et al.
    New findings clarify apparently conflicting results about how molecular agents that preserve protein integrity prevent harmful, dense aggregates from forming.
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    Scientists on Social Media: Oded Rechavi

    Meet the king of science memes.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane Proteins: Pain or gain?

    Valeria Kalienkova
    The 3D structures of a membrane protein called TMEM120A suggest that it may act as an enzyme in fat metabolism rather than as an ion channel that senses mechanical pain.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Risk Modeling: Predicting cancer risk based on family history

    Michelle F Jacobs
    A new software package provides more accurate cancer risk prediction profiles and has the ability to integrate more genes and cancer types in the future.
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