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  1. Living Science

    Curated by Eve Marder
    Essays on the human side of science by Eve Marder.
    1. Neuroscience

    Innate Behavior: Flies spring a surprise

    Johanna M Kobler, Ilona C Grunwald Kadow
    A combination of genetic, anatomical and physiological techniques has revealed that the lateral horn, a region of the brain involved in olfaction in flies, has many more types of neurons than expected.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Genome Organization: Painting chromosomes in the nucleus

    Cori K Cahoon, Diana E Libuda
    A multiplexed approach to DNA FISH experiments has been used to visualize the three-dimensional organization of chromosomes and specific chromosomal regions in C. elegans..
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolution: Of starch and spit

    Mareike C Janiak
    Animals living alongside humans have multiple copies of the gene for alpha-amylase, the enzyme that breaks down starchy foods, and high levels of this protein in their saliva.
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  2. Interview: Efraín Rivera-Serrano

    Working in research provides Efraín Rivera-Serrano with opportunities to inspire others to consider higher education and a career in science.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Disease Risk: Mapping the emerging burden of dengue

    Oliver Brady
    The first nationally-representative survey of dengue has revealed the growing burden of the disease in Bangladesh.
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  3. Meta-Research: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints

    Richard J Abdill, Ran Blekhman
    Data are reported for the monthly number of uploads to and downloads from bioRxiv, and for the number of preprints that are later published in peer-reviewed journals.
  4. Scientist and Parent: Planning during pregnancy

    Bridget M Kuehn
    Colleagues, funders and institutions can support pregnant researchers in a variety of ways.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Neurotransmitter Identity: A question of lineage

    Sonia Sen
    In the ventral nerve cord of fruit flies, neurons from the same hemilineage use the same neurotransmitter.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    T Cell Activation: The importance of methionine metabolism

    Ramon I Klein Geltink, Erika L Pearce
    T helper cells import methionine to synthesize new proteins and to provide the methyl groups needed for the methylation of RNA and DNA that drives T cell proliferation and differentiation.
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