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    1. Neuroscience

    A meeting of memories

    Chuqi Liu, Gui Xue
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Once an astrocyte

    Alexis Cooper, Benedikt Berninger

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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Natural Killer Cells: Taking on SARS-CoV-2

    Paola Kučan Brlić, Ilija Brizić
    A new study sheds light on how SARS-CoV-2 influences the way natural killer cells can recognize and kill infected cells.
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  1. Living Science: Maintaining the joy of discovery

    Eve Marder
    Changes in science over the past 50 years have reduced the chances of trainees experiencing the joy of discovery.
    1. Neuroscience

    Science Forum: What is next in African neuroscience?

    Kirsten A Donald et al.
    Working in Africa provides neuroscientists with opportunities that are not available in other continents, but obstacles must be overcome for the neuroscience community in Africa to reach its full potential.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Brain Repair: Gatekeeping astrocyte identity

    Alexis Cooper, Benedikt Berninger
    New findings cast doubt on whether suppressing the RNA-binding protein PTBP1 can force astrocytes to become dopaminergic neurons.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Memory: Associating the old with the new

    Chuqi Liu, Gui Xue
    New memories can strengthen old memories if the recent and past experience contain elements that are semantically related.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Meta-Research: Lessons from a catalogue of 6674 brain recordings

    Alexis DJ Makin et al.
    A complete public catalogue of brain recording data from a single laboratory has revealed new scientific findings, and has also shed light on aspects of the scientific process, such as statistical power and publication bias.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Mitochondria: Powering the formation of alveoli

    Qianjiang Hu, Melanie Königshoff
    Two cell types in the lung need specific numbers and distributions of mitochondria for alveoli to form correctly.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Pyramidal Neurons: Looking for the origins of axons

    Kathleen S Rockland
    Pyramidal neurons with axons that exit from dendrites rather than the cell body itself are relatively common in non-primates, but rare in monkeys and humans.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Defense Proteins: Exposing the invader

    Avraham N Bayer, Fred L Homa
    A restriction factor induced by interferons blocks the replication of herpesviruses by disassembling the capsid proteins surrounding their genome.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Synapses: Dividing communication, at the nanoscale

    Amelia J Ralowicz, Michael B Hoppa
    Fluorescent glutamate sensors shed light on the microscopic organization underlining spontaneous neurotransmission.
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