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  1. Episode 41: September 2017

    In this episode we hear about biomarkers for epilepsy, how fish can recognise faces, insect anti-anti aphrodisiacs, and why striving for novelty may hinder the progress of science.
  2. November 2015

    Episode 25: November 2015

    In this episode we hear about deep-sea bacteria, cigarette smoke and lung disease, antibiotic resistance, unconscious perception, and the benefits of sleep.
  3. December 2016

    Episode 34: December 2016

    In this episode we hear about fossil footprints, taking medical research to the clinic, sleepy flies, team-working ants and diversity in science.
  4. Meta-research

    Meta-Research: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Peter Rodgers
    The study of science itself is a growing field of research.
  5. Footprints of the past

    Episode 35: Footprints of the past

    In this special episode we hear the full story of the discovery of the fossil footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania, as featured in episode 34.
  6. A series of articles on the philosophy of biology

    Philosophy of Biology

    Edited by Helga Groll
    A series of articles offering philosophical perspectives on the life sciences.
    1. Neuroscience

    Altered topology of neural circuits in congenital prosopagnosia

    Gideon Rosenthal et al.
    An innovative inter-subject stimulus-locked brain activation approach uncovers marked topological differences in a brain network of higher-order visual regions in individuals with a congenital impairment in face recognition compared with controls.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Ribosomal mutations promote the evolution of antibiotic resistance in a multidrug environment

    James E Gomez et al.
    Mutations in several components of a bacterial ribosome are shown to broadly decrease antibiotic and stress sensitivity, and readily accessible reversion mutations allow these ribosomal mutations to serve as stepping stones to high level antibiotic resistance.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi

    Thomas Badet et al.
    Codon optimization through biased synonymous substitutions is a characteristic feature of the genomes of generalist fungal parasites and is associated with the colonization of multiple hosts.
    1. Neuroscience

    Astrocyte morphology is confined by cortical functional boundaries in mammals ranging from mice to human

    Raya Eilam et al.
    The structural morphology of astrocyte processes is constrained by functional boundaries in the mouse, rat and human cortex.

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