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    1. Neuroscience

    Pregnancy Loss: A possible link between olfaction and miscarriage

    Neven Borak, Johannes Kohl
    Unexplained repeated pregnancy loss is associated with an altered perception of male odors and differences in brain regions that process smells.
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  1. Research Culture: Why scientific societies should involve more early-career researchers

    Adriana Bankston et al.
    Appointing early-career researchers to positions of influence within scientific societies would be mutually beneficial for both.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptation: Evolution of island lizards remains a mystery

    Kathryn D Kavanagh
    Lizards that live in the Greater Antilles exploit a large range of skeletal variations to adapt to similar habitats, in defiance of the theory of plasticity-led evolution.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Multi-Level Selection: The perils of cheating

    M Florencia Camus
    Experiments on mitochondrial DNA in worms highlight that cheating does not always pay off.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Sexual Reproduction: Reading the epigenetic code for exchanging DNA

    Mathilde Biot, Bernard de Massy
    Three independent studies show that a protein called ZCWPW1 is able to recognize the histone modifications that initiate the recombination of genetic information during meiosis.
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    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Neuroepithelial Stem Cells: The many roles of C1q

    Mark Noble, Christoph Pröschel
    The ability of C1q to bind to a variety of receptors has implications for signaling biology, spinal cord injury and, possibly, the evolution of the complement system.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Stem Cells: More than just a pool

    Amanda Cinquin, Olivier Cinquin
    An intricate stem cell niche boundary formed by finger-like extensions generates asymmetry in stem cell divisions.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Heat Shock: When pH comes to the rescue

    Davi Gonçalves et al.
    In starving yeast exposed to thermal stress, a transient drop in intracellular pH helps to trigger the heat shock response.
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