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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Ammonium Transporters: A molecular dual carriageway

    William J Allen, Ian Collinson
    In order to enter a cell, an ammonium ion must first dissociate to form an ammonia molecule and a hydrogen ion (a proton), which then pass through the cell membrane separately and recombine inside.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Point of View: Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

    Luke Kemp et al.
    20 emerging issues in bioengineering that will have profound impacts on society have been identified.
  1. Philosophy of Biology: Understanding regeneration at different scales

    Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein
    To understand how regeneration works across the different scales of living systems, we first need to identify the essential components underlying this process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Gene Regulation: Acting in tandem

    Robert A Battaglia, Ailong Ke
    RNA structures called tandem riboswitches allow bacteria to employ complex logical operations in response to nutrient starvation.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Bone-Targeting Drugs: From vesicle to cytosol

    Michael J Rogers, Marcia A Munoz
    Drugs called bisphosphonates are used to treat a range of bone diseases, but how do they reach the enzymes that are their target?
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    1. Medicine

    Adverse Drug Reactions: The benefits of data mining

    Audrey Bone, Keith Houck
    Careful analysis of a database populated by physicians and patients sheds new light on the side effects of drugs.
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  2. Research: Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature

    Daniel S Himmelstein et al.
    The availability of almost all articles from toll access journals in the Sci-Hub repository will disrupt scholarly publishing towards more open models.
    1. Cell Biology

    Intermediate Filaments: The sweet side of vimentin

    Natasha T Snider et al.
    A protein modification called O-linked glycosylation regulates the interactions between vimentin molecules under normal conditions, and the ability of Chlamydia bacteria to replicate after they infect cells.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Mechanotransduction: Two views of the same stimulus

    Wayne A Johnson
    Signals from two different membrane proteins are combined to modulate how strongly sensory neurons respond to mechanical force.
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    1. Plant Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Genetic, evolutionary and plant breeding insights from the domestication of maize

    Sarah Hake, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra
    Comparing maize to its wild ancestor teosinte advances our understanding of how it and other cereal crops evolved, and also identifies the genetic variation that can contribute to important agricultural traits.