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  1. Point of View: The sustainable professor

    Elizabeth S Haswell
    Responsible agricultural practices provide a useful lens through which to consider the lives and careers of researchers.
  2. Building a network of researchers: N2

    N2 is a network of more than 14,000 doctoral researchers at 193 non-university institutes across Germany.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Adverse Drug Reactions: The benefits of data mining

    Audrey Bone, Keith Houck
    Careful analysis of a database populated by physicians and patients sheds new light on the side effects of drugs.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Organ Development: Tips from the embryonic lung

    Avinash Waghray, Jayaraj Rajagopal
    A new source of progenitor cells can now be used to study hidden aspects of human lung development and pediatric lung disease.
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  3. Living Science: The importance of remembering

    Eve Marder
    Creativity in science requires the ability to recall information and data, and will suffer if we rely too much on technology to remember things for us.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mechanotransduction: Two views of the same stimulus

    Wayne A Johnson
    Signals from two different membrane proteins are combined to modulate how strongly sensory neurons respond to mechanical force.
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    1. Biochemistry

    Post-translational Modifications: Reversing ADP-ribosylation

    Giuliana Katharina Moeller, Gyula Timinszky
    Interactions between serines and molecules of ADP-ribose play an important role in signaling that the DNA in a cell has been damaged and needs to be repaired.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Tissue Regeneration: Regional differences

    Zhou Yu, Ting Chen
    The skin is a complex landscape containing regions in which hair follicles exhibit different types of behavior.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Heterochromatin: Silencing repetitive DNA

    Nahid Iglesias, Danesh Moazed
    Some RNAs in mammalian cells can help to silence the DNA they are transcribed from.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Neuroplasticity: Exciting experiences make neurons less excitable

    Prakruti Nanda et al.
    Neurons in the brain of a female mouse that respond to the scent of a given male become suppressed after mating.
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