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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Aging and diet

    Supriya Srinivasan
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Bone age is not just for kids

    Jane A Cauley, Dolores M Shoback

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  1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Científico Latino

    The application process for PhD programs in the United States disadvantages students from underrepresented groups.
  2. Living Science: Truth even unto its innermost parts

    Eve Marder
    Challenging anyone who spreads falsehoods is an important part of respecting the truth in both science and the wider world.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Unraveling the history of limb bones

    Holly N Woodward
    Ancient fossils give clues as to when features of modern tetrapod bones emerged.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Citizen Science: Asking questions of psychedelic microdosing

    Lindsay P Cameron
    A citizen science approach to research has shown that the improvements in mood and cognition associated with psychedelic microdosing are likely due to a placebo effect.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Osteoporotic Fracture: Bone age is not just for kids

    Jane A Cauley, Dolores M Shoback
    More informed discussions between physicians and older adults about the consequences of an initial osteoporotic fracture could encourage more patients to consider treatments that protect against future fracture.
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  3. Episode 72: February 2021

    In this episode, we hear about boosting memory with magnesium, overlooked COVID-19 genes, sourdough, sharks in low-oxygen environments, and how mummified baboons could help solve the mystery of an ancient kingdom.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Aging and Diet: To choose or not to choose

    Supriya Srinivasan
    Making choices about food affects the metabolism and lifespan of fruit flies.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Open science takes on Parkinson’s disease

    Ekemini AU Riley, Randy Schekman
    The ASAP initiative promotes open and collaborative practices, and works with other foundations and projects in an effort to understand the mechanisms responsible for the onset and progression of Parkinson's.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacterial Warfare: Toxins, mutations and adaptations

    Maarten De Jong, Neal M Alto
    The toxins that some bacteria secrete to kill off rival species can also generate mutations that help toxin-resistant populations adapt to new environments.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Education and Outreach: March Mammal Madness and the power of narrative in science outreach

    Katie Hinde et al.
    Hypothetical battles between animals can be used to interest the general public in biology.