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  1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Edited by Julia Deathridge
    The research community needs to do more to support scientists from underrepresented groups.
  2. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A call to eradicate non-inclusive terms from the life sciences

    Aziz Khan
    The number of articles containing non-inclusive terms such as "blacklist" and "whitelist" are increasing in the life sciences literature.
    1. Neuroscience

    Thalamocortical Synapses: Like a clock in the rabbit's visual cortex

    Frédéric Chavane, Diego Contreras
    Three rules govern the connectivity between neurons in the thalamus and inhibitory neurons in the visual cortex of rabbits.
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    1. Neuroscience

    In Vivo Models: Visualizing traumatic brain injuries

    Marc Ekker
    Zebrafish larvae models can be used to study the link between seizures and the neurodegeneration that follows brain trauma.
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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cell Biology

    Aging, Geroscience and Longevity: A Special Issue

    Edited by Matt Kaeberlein et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of aging and interventions that extend longevity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Research: A new era for research into aging

    Matt Kaeberlein, Jessica K Tyler
    eLife is publishing a special issue on aging, geroscience and longevity to mark the rapid progress made in this field over the past decade, both in terms of mechanistic understanding and translational approaches that are poised to have clinical impact on age-related diseases.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Memory: A divalent boost from magnesium

    Willem J Laursen, Paul A Garrity
    Enhanced levels of dietary magnesium improve long-term memory in fruit flies.
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  3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Racial inequity in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health

    Michael A Taffe, Nicholas W Gilpin
    Grant applications submitted to the NIH by African-American/Black PIs are less likely to be funded than applications from white PIs, and the NIH must find a solution that eliminates this racial disparity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Cardiac Optogenetics: A move in the light direction

    Eike M Wülfers, Franziska Schneider-Warme
    Computer simulations show how low-intensity illumination can be used to terminate cardiac arrhythmias.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Small-Molecule Inhibitors: Disrupting enzyme fluidity

    Ganesh Srinivasan Anand
    A combination of X-ray crystallography, NMR, and mass spectrometry has revealed how diverse small-molecule inhibitors bind Bruton’s tyrosine kinase and alter the conformation of this enzyme.
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