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  1. February 2016

    Episode 27: February 2016

    In this episode we hear about midnight snacking, X-ray imaging of fossils, hummingbirds, monkeys gambling and axolotls regenerating.
    1. Neuroscience

    Integrative and distinctive coding of visual and conceptual object features in the ventral visual stream

    Chris B Martin et al.
    Perirhinal cortex, a brain structure located in the medial temporal lobe, uniquely supports the integration of visual and conceptual object information.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dopaminergic neurons write and update memories with cell-type-specific rules

    Yoshinori Aso, Gerald M Rubin
    Building on previous work (Aso et al., 2014a; Aso et al., 2014b), cell-type-specific drivers and optogenetics are used to control the local release of dopamine and reveal that distinct learning rules are implemented in parallel memory units.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Septal secretion of protein A in Staphylococcus aureus requires SecA and lipoteichoic acid synthesis

    Wenqi Yu et al.
    Surface protein precursors traffic to lipoteichoic acid-rich septal membranes of Staphylococcus aureus for cleavage of their YSIRK-GXXS motif signal peptides and SecA-mediated translocation across the plasma membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and in situ organisation of the Pyrococcus furiosus archaellum machinery

    Bertram Daum et al.
    Using both electron cryo-tomography and helical reconstruction, the first structure of the entire archaellum machinery with an assembled filament has been determined, providing the structural basis for our understanding of archaeal motility.
    1. Neuroscience

    New learning while consolidating memory during sleep is actively blocked by a protein synthesis dependent process

    Roi Levy et al.
    The brain inhibits the formation of new memories just after waking to safeguard the ongoing stabilization of existing memories during sleep.
    1. Cancer Biology

    MYC activation and BCL2L11 silencing by a tumour virus through the large-scale reconfiguration of enhancer-promoter hubs

    C David Wood et al.
    Epstein-Barr virus controls B-cell growth and survival through large-scale reorganization of the enhancers of the MYC and BCL2L11 genes, and may promote MYC translocations as a result.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Size uniformity of animal cells is actively maintained by a p38 MAPK-dependent regulation of G1-length

    Shixuan Liu et al.
    The p38 MAPK pathway functions downstream of a cell-size-sensing process to coordinate cell size/growth with G1 progression in animal cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Tandem riboswitches form a natural Boolean logic gate to control purine metabolism in bacteria

    Madeline E Sherlock et al.
    A riboswitch class has been discovered for phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate, the biochemical precursor of nucleotides, and this novel RNA sensor commonly operates in tandem with a guanine aptamer to function like a Boolean logic gate.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Inhibition of PIP4Kγ ameliorates the pathological effects of mutant huntingtin protein

    Ismael Al-Ramahi et al.
    This work validates PIP4K gamma as pharmacological target to ameliorate Huntington's disease.

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