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  1. Kota Mizumoto. Image credit: Ardalan Hendi

    First Paper as PI: Kota Mizumoto

    Tailoring your supervision style to fit individual students can be challenging, but watching their confidence grow and hearing about their ideas is rewarding.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Coordinating a new approach to basic research into Parkinson’s disease

    Randy Schekman, Ekemini AU Riley
    The ASAP initiative will incentivize collaboration between researchers and encourage open-science practices to improve our understanding of the biology underlying Parkinson's disease.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Intergenerational Effects: How maternal adversity impacts offspring

    Zaneta M Thayer, Chlöe A Sweetman
    Adversities experienced by female baboons early in life can affect the survival of their offspring years later.
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  2. Research Culture: A survey of new PIs in the UK

    Sophie E Acton et al.
    The challenges faced by new PIs in the UK include difficulties in recruiting PhD students, maintaining a good work-life balance and securing permanent positions.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacterial Protein Secretion: Looking inside an injection system

    Sophie A Howard, Alain Filloux
    The proteins injected by bacteria into eukaryotic organisms can lead to fates as diverse as death and metamorphosis.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Transcription: Overcoming chromatin barriers

    Babette E de Jong, John van Noort
    Single-molecule experiments reveal the dynamics of transcription through a nucleosome with single-base-pair accuracy.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Speciation: How predictable is genome evolution?

    Matthew J Coathup et al.
    Similar patterns of genomic divergence have been observed in the evolution of plant species separated by oceans.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Oxygen Sensors: When is a target not a target?

    David C Bersten, Daniel J Peet
    Cells rely on prolyl hydroxylase enzymes to sense low levels of oxygen, but they might act on fewer targets than previously thought.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Spatial Navigation: A question of scale

    Muireann Irish, Siddharth Ramanan
    An fMRI experiment reveals distinct brain regions that respond in a graded manner as humans process distance information across increasing spatial scales.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Physiology: The highs and lows of bird flight

    Jon Harrison
    Bar-headed geese lower their flight metabolic rates to fly in low-oxygen conditions.
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