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    1. Neuroscience

    Developmental Language Disorder: What happens in the brain?

    Faye Smith, Timothy D Griffiths
    A new imaging method reveals previously undetected structural differences that may contribute to developmental language disorder.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Centrioles: One master to rule them all

    Pablo Barbeito, Francesc R Garcia-Gonzalo
    Multiciliated cells rely on the same master regulator as dividing cells to amplify the number of centrioles needed to generate the hair-like structures that coat their cell surface.
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  1. Picture of a Phauda flammans Walker moth

    Episode 82: September 2022

    In this episode, we hear about ancient populations, wild animals in cities, tumour cells under pressure, smell and mating in moths, and Africa’s potential for neuroscience.
  2. Living Science: The compliment sandwich

    Eve Marder
    What is the best way to ensure that scientific criticism is heard and understood?.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Navigation: Where is that smell coming from?

    Samuel Brudner, Thierry Emonet
    Computational model reveals why pausing to sniff the air helps animals track a scent when they are far away from the source.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Binge Drinking: How the brain regulates alcohol intake

    Leigh C Walker, Paulo Pinares-Garcia, Andrew J Lawrence
    A neural pathway involved in goal-oriented behaviours becomes dysregulated during binge drinking and alcohol use disorder.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Plant Microbiome: How hungry roots get their microbes

    Maggie R Wagner
    Maize genes influence which species of bacteria are recruited from the soil, especially in the absence of nitrogen supplied by fertilizer.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Blindness: Rethinking the representation of sound

    Łukasz Bola
    Blindness triggers a reorganization of the visual and auditory cortices in the brain.
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  3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Mental health in medical and biomedical doctoral students during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and racial protests

    Allison Schad, Rebekah L Layton ... Jeanette Gowen Cook
    Biomedical doctoral students and those from historically excluded groups exhibit higher rates of mental distress, which worsened in 2020 for some populations.
  4. A gloved hand holding a white spark against an orange glow

    Career: Why I shrank my lab by half

    Anne E Carpenter
    A medical diagnosis sets a principal investigator on a new path.