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    1. Neuroscience

    Entorhinal cortex: Use it or lose it

    Ohad Rechnitz, Dori Derdikman
    1. Neuroscience

    How the brain stays in sync with the world

    Damian Koevoet, Andre Sahakian, Samson Chota
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    T cells: Ready and waiting to go

    Laura Rivino, Linda Wooldridge
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Medicine

    Reproductive organs need more research

    Natalie D Mercuri, Brian J Cox
  1. Talking Points: A Series of Interviews

    Edited by Helga Groll et al.

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    1. Neuroscience

    Entorhinal Cortex: Use it or lose it

    Ohad Rechnitz, Dori Derdikman
    Blocking the activity of neurons in a region of the brain involved in memory leads to cell death, which could help explain the spatiotemporal disorientation observed in Alzheimer’s disease.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Motion Processing: How the brain stays in sync with the real world

    Damian Koevoet, Andre Sahakian, Samson Chota
    The brain can predict the location of a moving object to compensate for the delays caused by the processing of neural signals.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    T Cells: Ready and waiting to go

    Laura Rivino, Linda Wooldridge
    Some T cells that have been activated by a herpesvirus can also respond to SARS-CoV-2, even if the original herpesvirus infection happened before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolution: How (some) mammals lost their hair

    Matthew D Dean
    An approach that allows scientists to identify regions of the genome that evolved faster in hairless mammals reveals candidate genetic mechanisms that gave rise to hairlessness.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Osteoporosis: Finding the genes for fragile bones

    Erika Kague
    Combining transcriptomic data with the analysis of large genome-wide association studies helps identify genes that are likely important for regulating bone mineral density.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Model Organisms: The holy grail of longevity research

    Ajay S Mathuru
    A new technology to study physiology and cognition elevates African turquoise killifish as a model organism for studies of aging in vertebrates.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Medicine

    Meta-Research: The need for more research into reproductive health and disease

    Natalie D Mercuri, Brian J Cox
    An analysis of publications and research grants shows that the volume of research on reproductive organs is much less than that on non-reproductive organs.
  1. Artistic recreation of the dinosaur Spinosaurus aegyptiacus

    Episode 84: December 2022

    In this episode, we hear about fish-eating dinosaurs, the benefits of intercropping, mobile phones and health in Africa, and stress and siblings in bonobos.
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    Health: Reading our future in the bones of children past

    As the United Kingdom braces for a sharp fall in living standards, a bioarchaeologist and a paediatrician discuss what the past can reveal about the social forces that shape modern health crises.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Phagocytosis: The central role of the centrosome

    Isabel Stötzel, Eva Kiermaier
    The centrosome decides which branch extending from the body of microglia will successfully engulf and clear away dead neurons.
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