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  1. Reproducibility in Cancer Biology

    Curated by Roger Davis et al.
    1. Neuroscience

    How a brain keeps its cool

    Swathi Yadlapalli, Orie T Shafer
  2. Plain-language Summaries of Research

    Curated by Peter Rodgers et al.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Ion channels: Poring over furrows

    Skylar ID Fisher, H Criss Hartzell
    1. Neuroscience

    Chemoreception: Keeping carbon dioxide in check

    Alfredo J Garcia III, Jan-Marino Ramirez

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    1. Biochemistry
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cardiac Hypertrophy: A tail of translational regulation

    Gillian A Gray, Nicola K Gray
    An RNA-binding protein called PABPC1 has an important role in determining protein synthesis rates and hypertrophy in the heart.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cutting Edge: Promoting international collaboration and creativity in doctoral students

    Christopher M Groen et al
    Staff from the Mayo Clinic in the US and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden describe a joint transatlantic course intended to broaden the horizons of the next generation of researchers in the field of regenerative medicine.
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    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Heredity: The gene family that cheats Mendel

    J Dylan Shropshire, Antonis Rokas
    Some alleles of the wtf gene family can increase their chances of spreading by using poisons to kill other alleles, and antidotes to save themselves.
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  1. Episode 39: Spotlight on tropical diseases

    In this special episode we discuss diseases that are common in tropical countries including tuberculosis, Zika, malaria and schistosomiasis.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Malaria: Cracking Ali Baba’s code

    Oliver Billker
    A protein called P36 holds the key to how different species of malaria parasite invade liver cells.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Maternal Behavior: Why mother rats protect their children

    Ksenia Z Meyza, Ewelina Knapska
    The presence of the hormone oxytocin in the central amygdala makes a mother rat willing to put her life in danger in order to protect her offspring.
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    1. Cancer Biology

    Oncogene Regulation: Enhancers not required

    Ying Zheng, David Levens
    Laboratory mice with over half a megabase of DNA upstream of their Myc gene removed still thrive in the absence of stress.
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    1. Immunology

    Cytokines: A gut response

    Matthew L Nicotra
    Unexpected findings from the immune system of sea urchin larvae potentially provide insights into immune signaling in ancestral lifeforms.
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    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    Ion Channels: Poring over furrows

    Skylar ID Fisher, H Criss Hartzell
    Cryo-electron microscopy reveals the structure of a chloride channel that is closely related to a protein that transports lipids.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Thermoregulation: How a brain keeps its cool

    Swathi Yadlapalli, Orie T Shafer
    Temperature-sensing neurons in the Drosophila brain cooperate with the central circadian clock to help regulate body temperature.
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