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  1. Episode 69: September 2020

    In this episode, we hear about prostate cancer, cultural diversity in bonobos, blood fat imbalances in Latin America and the Caribbean, insect behaviour, and how astrocytes can form new neurons.
  2. Blue sound waves on black background

    Episode 63: January 2020

    In this episode we hear about a fall in average body temperature over time, how our brain encodes seasons, why members of underrepresented communities leave academia and more.
  3. Parents and children work together to build a tower of blocks that feature images representing work and family activities that a scientist may take part in

    Scientist and Parent

    Edited by Emma Pewsey et al.
    A research career and family life are not incompatible.
  4. Episode 47: May 2018

    In this episode, we hear about echolocation in bats, open science, a new use for aspirin, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood.
  5. A young gorilla is supported by an older group member.

    Episode 74: May 2021

    In this episode, we hear about social support among gorillas, sound effects in hummingbirds, deforestation and malaria, and why large animals are less likely to get cancer.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Identification of polarized macrophage subsets in zebrafish

    Mai Nguyen-Chi et al.
    The discovery of evolutionarily conserved macrophage subsets in zebrafish paves the way for a comprehensive study of macrophage behaviour and function.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Regulated aggregative multicellularity in a close unicellular relative of metazoa

    Arnau Sebé-Pedrós et al.
    The transition to the aggregative stage of Capsaspora owczarzaki, a close unicellular relative to Metazoa, is associated with significant upregulation of orthologs of genes that are important for multicellularity in metazoans.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Codon choice directs constitutive mRNA levels in trypanosomes

    Janaina de Freitas Nascimento et al.
    The information for mRNAs expression level is set by codon choice in trypanosomes and requires translation to be interpreted into a turnover rate.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Lineage commitment of embryonic cells involves MEK1-dependent clearance of pluripotency regulator Ventx2

    Pierluigi Scerbo et al.
    Degradation and asymmetric inheritance during cell division of a core pluripotency regulator contributes to lineage commitment in the early Xenopus embryo.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    CRISPR-mediated genetic interaction profiling identifies RNA binding proteins controlling metazoan fitness

    Adam D Norris et al.
    Synthetic genetic analysis in C. elegans identifies pairs of RNA binding protein genes that play a critical role in organism health and development.