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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Translational Control: An emergency brake for protein synthesis

    Vladislava Hronová, Leoš Shivaya Valášek
    The integrated stress response is able to rapidly shut down the synthesis of proteins in eukaryotic cells.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Translation of 5′ leaders is pervasive in genes resistant to eIF2 repression

    Dmitry E Andreev et al.
    Most of the mRNAs whose translation is resistant to the stress-induced repression of protein synthesis contain upstream open reading frames that are efficiently translated under normal conditions.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Pharmacological brake-release of mRNA translation enhances cognitive memory

    Carmela Sidrauski et al.
    A compound that prevents stressors such as UV light and viral infection from downregulating protein synthesis inside cells improves memory performance in mice.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    Activation of GCN2 kinase by ribosome stalling links translation elongation with translation initiation

    Ryuta Ishimura et al.
    Activation of the integrated stress response by stalled translation elongation complexes attenuates neurodegeneration, and demonstrates a protective link between a decrease in the rate of translation initiation and defects in translation elongation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Translation attenuation by minocycline enhances longevity and proteostasis in old post-stress-responsive organisms

    Gregory M Solis et al.
    Directly targeting the ribosome to attenuate translation partly mimics the integrated stress response, increasing lifespan and preserving protein folding capacity even in older individuals with dysfunctional stress response signaling.
  1. Point of view: Motivating participation in open science by examining researcher incentives

    Sarah E Ali-Khan et al.
    A survey of researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital provides insights into the challenges and opportunities involved in adopting an open science policy across an entire patient-oriented academic institution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Language: I see what you are saying

    Gregory B Cogan
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  2. Point of View: Unbridle biomedical research from the laboratory cage

    Garet P Lahvis
    Recent advances in technology now make it possible to carry out biomedical research on animals living in the wild, or captive animals living in naturalistic conditions.
    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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