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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies

    Christopher D Pull et al.
    Upon detecting a fatal infection using chemical cues, ants puncture the cuticle of sick brood and inject antimicrobial poison that disrupts the pathogen's life cycle and prevents it from reproducing, thus protecting the colony from disease.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Piezo1 links mechanical forces to red blood cell volume

    Stuart M Cahalan et al.
    In red blood cells, the Piezo1 protein is responsible for sensing mechanical forces and volume regulation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Variability of cholesterol accessibility in human red blood cells measured using a bacterial cholesterol-binding toxin

    Rima S Chakrabarti et al.
    Accessible cholesterol levels in human red blood cells were found to be stable within individuals but vary >10-fold among individuals and this variability may contribute to differences in cholesterol trafficking among tissues.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Tissue Engineering: Building a better blood-brain barrier

    Courtney Lane-Donovan, Joachim Herz
    A new three-dimensional model of the blood-brain barrier can be used to study processes that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Loss of neurofibromin Ras-GAP activity enhances the formation of cardiac blood islands in murine embryos

    Amanda D Yzaguirre et al.
    Ras-GAP activity suppresses the hemogenic potential of the embryonic heart.
    1. Ecology

    Thermoregulation: Bugs battle stress from hot blood

    Joshua B Benoit, David L Denlinger
    A heat exchange mechanism in the head of kissing bugs helps to prevent stress and regulate their temperature while they feed on warm blood.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Synchronization of endothelial Dll4-Notch dynamics switch blood vessels from branching to expansion

    Benedetta Ubezio et al.
    Increasing levels of the growth factor Vegfa disrupt blood vessel branching morphogenesis and drive diameter increase by synchronizing Notch signalling fluctuations between endothelial cells.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Blood transcriptome based biomarkers for human circadian phase

    Emma E Laing et al.
    An unbiased modelling approach shows that only a few blood transcriptome samples are required to accurately assess the human circadian melatonin phase, even during altered sleep schedules.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Pvr expression regulators in equilibrium signal control and maintenance of Drosophila blood progenitors

    Bama Charan Mondal et al.
    The THAP-domain protein Bip1, along with other proteins Nup98 and RpS8, controls the expression of the protein Pvr, a critical non-cell-autonomous regulator of Drosophila blood progenitor maintenance.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Blood-stage immunity to Plasmodium chabaudi malaria following chemoprophylaxis and sporozoite immunization

    Wiebke Nahrendorf et al.
    A novel mouse model of immunization against Plasmodium chabaudi involving infectious mosquito bites and drug-treatment elicits protection against blood-stage malaria parasites, and shows that protection is not necessarily life cycle stage-specific.

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