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    1. Cell Biology

    Metabolic responses to starvation

    Rebecca Martina Fausten, Maria Bohnert

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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Science Forum: The critical importance of vouchers in genomics

    Janet C Buckner et al.
    Geneticists should include links to and information about permanently preserved voucher specimens on genome databases and publications.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    Heart Attack: Working together

    Regan Odongo, Tunahan Çakır
    Heart attacks have a ripple effect on how other organs exchange biomolecules that help the heart respond to injury.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Metabolism: A move in response to starvation

    Rebecca Martina Fausten, Maria Bohnert
    When a yeast cell runs out of fuel, it can increase the flux through a central metabolic pathway by simply changing the location of an enzyme.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    HIV-1 Infection: You can keep your coat on

    Gregory J Bedwell, Alan N Engelman
    High-resolution imaging techniques reveal new insights into the actions of the retrovirus HIV-1 inside host cells.
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  1. A young gorilla is supported by an older group member.

    Episode 74: May 2021

    In this episode, we hear about social support among gorillas, sound effects in hummingbirds, deforestation and malaria, and why large animals are less likely to get cancer.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Cancer: Beware the algorithm

    Peter van Endert
    Spliced peptides present on tumor cells can help to mount an immune response, but algorithms offer limited help in predicting which ones actually exist and perform this role in vivo.
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    1. Medicine

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Introducing the MAVEN Leadership Training Initiative to diversify the scientific workforce

    Y Claire Wang et al.
    The MAVEN Initiative has been designed to encourage mid-career women scientists, particularly women of color, to move into leadership positions in science.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cellular Organisation: Putting organelles in their place

    Patricia Ulm, Verena Jantsch
    Experiments in C. elegans reveal new insights into how the ANC-1 protein helps to anchor the nucleus and other organelles in place.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    COVID-19: Avoiding culture shock with the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

    Benjamin G Hale
    When culturing SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory it is vital to avoid deletions in the gene for the spike protein that could affect the interpretation of experiments.
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