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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cell Signaling: Uncovering the secret life of Rho GTPases

    Jenna A Perry, Amy Shaub Maddox
    New methods to directly visualize Rho GTPases reveal how a protein called RhoGDI regulates the activity of these 'molecular switches' at the plasma membrane.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Sepsis: Modelling survival

    Teresa A Zimmers, Leonidas G Koniaris
    A new mouse model of sepsis can reproduce the long-term muscle weakness seen in patients who survive this life-threatening illness.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Neurodegeneration: Fly model sheds light on brain disease

    Martin H Berryer et al.
    Experiments on flies suggest that a gain-of-function mechanism in a protein called CSPɑ contributes to the progressive brain disease CLN4.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic Variation: Searching for solutions to the missing heritability problem

    Luisa F Pallares
    Rare genetic variants in yeast explain a large amount of phenotypic variation in a complex trait like growth.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plant Disease: Cycling in synchrony

    Míriam Osés-Ruiz, Nicholas J Talbot
    The corn smut fungus uses two different mechanisms to control its cell cycle when it is infecting plants.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Autoimmunity: Bringing on the itch

    Daniel A Waizman et al.
    Neutrophils are the first immune cells that enter the skin and cause itch in atopic dermatitis.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Philosophy of Biology: Characterizing causality in cancer

    Elena Rondeau et al.
    Ideas about causality from philosophy can help scientists to better understand how cancerous tumors grow and spread in the body.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: How contraction has shaped evolution

    Mukund Thattai
    Two new unicellular organisms reveal that coordinated contractions of groups of cells using actomyosin predated animal multicellularity during evolution.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Behavior: The cerebellum shows its stripes

    Ashley L Holloway, Talia N Lerner
    New studies examine how the different sub-structures in the cerebellum are organized to receive information during complex behavioral tasks.
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