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    1. Neuroscience

    Sexually dimorphic control of gene expression in sensory neurons regulates decision-making behavior in C. elegans

    Zoë A Hilbert, Dennis H Kim
    A sexually dimorphic transcriptional switch in sensory neurons integrates information about microbial environment and nutritional state to regulate exploratory behavior in C. elegans..
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct memory engrams in the infralimbic cortex of rats control opposing environmental actions on a learned behavior

    Nobuyoshi Suto et al.
    Current findings help reconcile the contradictory reports regarding the role of infralimbic cortex in the environmental control of appetitive behavior.
    1. Neuroscience

    Drosophila mushroom bodies integrate hunger and satiety signals to control innate food-seeking behavior

    Chang-Hui Tsao et al.
    Mushroom bodies are a hunger and satiety integrative center that controls food-seeking behavior in Drosophila..
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolved differences in larval social behavior mediated by novel pheromones

    Joshua D Mast et al.
    A novel pheromone/receptor neuron pair mediates attraction between Drosophila larvae, and evolved differences in pheromone signaling underlie changes in social behavior between drosophilid species.
    1. Neuroscience

    Activity of the C. elegans egg-laying behavior circuit is controlled by competing activation and feedback inhibition

    Kevin M Collins et al.
    The neural circuit that regulates egg-laying behavior in nematode worms is activated by egg production, coupled to the circuit that generates movement, and inhibited by sensory feedback from egg release.
    1. Neuroscience

    Pro-social behavior in rats is modulated by social experience

    Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal et al.
    Rats show socially selective helping behavior based on familiarity with the type of rat, but not necessarily the individual rat.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Ecology

    Sex-specific triacylglycerides are widely conserved in Drosophila and mediate mating behavior

    Jacqueline SR Chin et al.
    Triacylglycerides found in the males of 11 species of Drosophila form a largely overlooked, novel, sex-specific class of pheromones that act to suppress courtship behaviour.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Robust manipulation of the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster by a fungal pathogen in the laboratory

    Carolyn Elya et al.
    A newly described isolate of the behavior-manipulating fly pathogen Entomophthora muscae that naturally infects fruit flies can be cultured in the lab, enabling molecular investigation of how microbes induce behavior changes in animal hosts.
    1. Neuroscience

    Postictal behavioural impairments are due to a severe prolonged hypoperfusion/hypoxia event that is COX-2 dependent

    Jordan S Farrell et al.
    Local tissue hypoxia follows seizures, is responsible for postictal behavioural dysfunction rather than the seizures per se and can be treated.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Metagenomics: Social behavior and the microbiome

    Jack A Gilbert
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