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  1. Motor Systems: Variability in neural networks

    Daniel R Kick, David J Schulz
    Experiments on neurons in the heart system of the leech reveal why rhythmic behaviors differ between individuals.
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  2. Climate change: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Society of Turkey

    Researchers in and from Turkey are working together to organise a vibrant scientific community and reduce brain drain.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Cancer Risk: Why do women with melanoma do better than men?

    Keiran SM Smalley
    Harnessing female sex hormones may improve how all patients with melanoma respond to treatment.
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  3. Episode 44: January 2018

    In this episode, we hear about self-esteem, a new genus of extinct horse, the future of biological engineering, mosquito trackers, and sperm competition in salmon.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Science Forum: The Human Cell Atlas

    Aviv Regev et al.
    Advances in techniques for analysing single cells and tissues have inspired an international effort to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells - the fundamental units of life - as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Science Forum: Unit of analysis issues in laboratory-based research

    Nick R Parsons et al.
    A simulation study is used to demonstrate how mistakes in identifying the experimental unit and the unit of analysis can lead to incorrect analyses and inappropriate inferences when reporting research studies.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cancer Biology

    Reproducibility in Cancer Biology: Getting to grips with c-Myc

    Dirk Eick
    The transcription factor c-Myc amplifies the transcription of many growth-related genes in cancer cells, but its role as an oncogene is not fully understood.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Development: Transforming a transcription factor

    Robert D Burke
    A transcription factor that regulates skeleton formation in sea urchin embryos has evolved a new domain that is essential for this process.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Receptors: How low can you go?

    H Steven Wiley
    Extremely low numbers of active epidermal growth factor receptors are sufficient to drive tumor growth.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Patterning and Axis Formation: Heterodimers reign in the embryo

    Benjamin Tajer, Mary C Mullins
    Experiments by three independent groups on zebrafish have clarified the role of two signaling factors, Nodal and Gdf3, during the early stages of development.
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