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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Fermentation: Teaming up to make kombucha

    Olga Ponomarova
    Reducing the microbial diversity in a type of fermented tea reveals the core metabolic interactions responsible for the drink’s signature taste and characteristics.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolution: Poor eyesight reveals a new vision gene

    Tathagata Biswas et al.
    Comparing the genomes of mammals which evolved to have poor vision identifies an important gene for eyesight.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Adaptive Immunity: Maintaining naivety of T cells

    Ken Duffy
    Mathematical models encoding biological hypotheses reveal new insight into the dynamics of naive immune cells in mice from birth to old age.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: The rhesus macaque as a success story of the Anthropocene

    Eve B Cooper et al.
    The rhesus macaque is a non-human primate that is widely used as a model organism in ecology, evolutionary biology and behavioural science.
    1. Neuroscience

    Brain: Connecting the lines after a stroke

    S Thomas Carmichael
    In mice, stimulating cortical areas in the undamaged hemisphere of a brain affected by stroke impairs recovery.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Cell Mechanics: Under the hood of a moving cell

    Guillaume Romet-Lemonne
    Experiments using purified proteins reveal how the network of filaments that underlie cell movement becomes denser when pushing against a stronger mechanical force.
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    1. Ecology

    Research Culture: Highlighting the positive aspects of being a PhD student

    Camille Bernery et al.
    Articles about doing a PhD tend to focus on the difficulties faced by research students: here we argue that the scientific community should also highlight the positive elements of the PhD experience.
  1. Research Culture: Surveying the experience of postdocs in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Andréanne Morin et al.
    The pandemic adversely affected the mental health and research productivity of postdocs in the US, and institutional resources helped to alleviate some of these stresses.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Protease Inhibitors: Developing evolution-resistant drugs for COVID-19

    Daniel M Weinreich
    Analyzing how mutations affect the main protease of SARS-CoV-2 may help researchers develop drugs that are effective against current and future variants of the virus.
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