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    1. Medicine

    Science Forum: Improving preclinical studies through replications

    Natascha Ingrid Drude et al.
    Increasing validity should be a priority when deciding which preclinical experiments to replicate and when performing replications.
    1. Plant Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Enzymes: The two roles of complex III in plants

    Hans-Peter Braun
    Atomic structures of mitochondrial enzyme complexes in plants are shedding light on their multiple functions.
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  1. Meta-Research: A retrospective analysis of the peer review of more than 75,000 Marie Curie proposals between 2007 and 2018

    David G Pina et al.
    A study of more than 75,000 grant proposals to the European Union indicates that the outcomes of the peer review process remain stable in response to changes in the way that peer review is organized.
  2. Research Culture: A survey of early-career researchers in Australia

    Katherine Christian et al.
    Job insecurity is putting stress on early-career researchers in Australia, compromising their career development and potentially reducing the quality of research.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Polygenic Scores: How well can we separate genetics from the environment?

    Jennifer Blanc, Jeremy J Berg
    A simulation study demonstrates a better method for separating genetic effects from environmental effects in genome-wide association studies, but there is still some way to go before this becomes a "solved" problem.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Blood Flow: Supplying the sleeping brain

    Stephanie D Williams, Laura D Lewis
    During sleep, the brain experiences large fluctuations in blood volume and altered coupling between neural and vascular signals.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Telomeres: Change and HOAP for the best

    Claudia Castillo-González, Dorothy E Shippen
    HOAP is a telomere-binding protein that has a conserved role in Drosophila, but it also needs to evolve quickly to restrict telomeric retrotransposons.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Metabolism: Muscle signals to the rescue

    Arely V Diaz, Tânia Reis
    The skeletal muscle of fruit flies communicates with other organs to prevent the accumulation of too much fat and to protect adults against obesity.
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  3. Episode 71: December 2020

    In this episode, we hear about exercise and cancer, mental health in academia, sea slugs, anti-nausea drugs and how the brain remembers unpleasant tastes.