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    1. Cell Biology

    Cell cycle entry triggers a switch between two modes of Cdc42 activation during yeast polarization

    Kristen Witte et al.
    Optogenetic control of Cdc42 activation during polarization of budding yeast demonstrates a cell cycle regulated switch between two distinct modes of positive feedback.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Mycolic acid-specific T cells protect against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a humanized transgenic mouse model

    Jie Zhao et al.
    A humanized transgenic mouse model reveals that CD1b-restricted, mycolic acid-specific T cells play a protective role during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
    1. Neuroscience

    Self-organized reactivation maintains and reinforces memories despite synaptic turnover

    Michael Jan Fauth, Mark CW van Rossum
    Despite ongoing rewiring and continuous turnover of synapses, a computational model shows that memories can maintain and even strengthen their connectivity by self-reactivating during periods without sensory input.
    1. Neuroscience

    Computational models of O-LM cells are recruited by low or high theta frequency inputs depending on h-channel distributions

    Vladislav Sekulić, Frances K Skinner
    The contribution of biophysical ion channels to neuron function can be predicted by taking advantage of an ongoing dialogue between model and experiment.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    An in vitro stem cell model of human epiblast and yolk sac interaction

    Kirsty ML Mackinlay et al.
    Human yolk sac-like cells, which share characteristics with the post-implantation human hypoblast, can model the interaction between the epiblast and hypoblast that occurs during early human development.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A mechanistic model for long-term immunological outcomes in South African HIV-infected children and adults receiving ART

    Eva Liliane Ujeneza et al.
    Long-term immune outcomes vary with age, for both adults and children in HIV-infected populations, e.g. long-term scaled carrying capacity is lower in HIV-infected younger individuals compared to older individuals.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Sequentially induced motor neurons from human fibroblasts facilitate locomotor recovery in a rodent spinal cord injury model

    Hyunah Lee et al.
    Sequential introduction of transcription factors enables large-scale generation of induced motor neurons (iMNs) from human somatic cells, and transplantation of iMNs exhibit therapeutic effects in spinal cord injury model.
    1. Neuroscience

    Modeling spinal locomotor circuits for movements in developing zebrafish

    Yann Roussel et al.
    Computational models of spinal locomotor circuits in developing zebrafish reveal how new movements can emerge during development through the integration of new spinal neurons and new connections.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Renal medullary carcinomas depend upon SMARCB1 loss and are sensitive to proteasome inhibition

    Andrew L Hong et al.
    Faithful models of RMC require SMARCB1 loss for survival, and genetic and small-molecule screens identify inhibition of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) as a potential therapeutic approach for SMARCB1 deficient cancers.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A tunable refractive index matching medium for live imaging cells, tissues and model organisms

    Tobias Boothe et al.
    Iodixanol supplementation provides a simple method for tuning the refractive index of live imaging media, which can greatly improve resolution and penetration depth in live imaging experiments.