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    1. Cancer Biology

    Philosophy of Biology: Characterizing causality in cancer

    Elena Rondeau et al.
    Ideas about causality from philosophy can help scientists to better understand how cancerous tumors grow and spread in the body.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Conjunction of factors triggering waves of seasonal influenza

    Ishanu Chattopadhyay et al.
    Three complementary computational approaches reveal a set of putative causes of initiation of pan-USA waves of influenza.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Response to comment on 'The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance'

    Scott W Olesen et al.
    We are writing to reply to the comment by Pouwels et al., 2019 about our recent study (Olesen et al., 2018) on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Early alterations of social brain networks in young children with autism

    Holger Franz Sperdin et al.
    Toddlers with autism spectrum disorders have alterations in gaze patterns together with frequency specific network atypicalities between key brain areas of the social brain when freely exploring naturalistic and ecologically valid dynamic social stimuli.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide quantification of the effects of DNA methylation on human gene regulation

    Amanda J Lea et al.
    mSTARR-seq identifies regions of the genome where DNA methylation causally impacts gene expression, providing a map of which epigenetic marks may influence trait variation.
    1. Neuroscience

    An extrasynaptic GABAergic signal modulates a pattern of forward movement in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Yu Shen et al.
    The activity of a set of GABAergic neurons is causally linked with a locomotory pattern in moving animals, and the mechanisms underlying the neuromodulatory role of GABA are illuminated.
    1. Neuroscience

    An inhibitory gate for state transition in cortex

    Stefano Zucca et al.
    Two major subtypes of cortical interneurons, the PV and the SST positive cells, causally contribute to the regulation of large-scale state transitions in the cortex.
    1. Cell Biology

    RalB directly triggers invasion downstream Ras by mobilizing the Wave complex

    Giulia Zago et al.
    By moving from correlations to causality in cancer signal transduction using optogenetics, the sufficiency of RalB activation to trigger invasion and the underlying molecular mechanisms were established.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Point of View: Biological causal links on physiological and evolutionary time scales

    Amit Karmon, Yitzhak Pilpel
    Increasing awareness that many causal links in biology might be bi-directional could overcome biases and improve scientific reasoning.
    1. Neuroscience

    Science Forum: Ten common statistical mistakes to watch out for when writing or reviewing a manuscript

    Tamar R Makin, Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry
    What can authors and reviewers do to keep common statistical mistakes out of the literature?

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