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    1. Neuroscience

    Posterior parietal cortex estimates the relationship between object and body location during locomotion

    Daniel S Marigold, Trevor Drew
    Posterior parietal cortex provides an estimation of the location of an object with respect to the body and uses this information to plan appropriate gait changes to negotiate such an obstacle.
    1. Neuroscience

    The functional organization of descending sensory-motor pathways in Drosophila

    Shigehiro Namiki et al.
    Systematic analysis of descending neuron anatomy reveals the basic functional map of descending sensory-motor pathways in flies and provides genetic tools for targeted interrogation of neural circuits.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Functional heterogeneity of lymphocytic patterns in primary melanoma dissected through single-cell multiplexing

    Francesca Maria Bosisio et al.
    Multiplexing and digital analysis of melanoma tissue describe functionally the microenvironment associated with brisk/non-brisk infiltrates and expose the functional incongruences of this morphological classification currently in use for tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Multivariate analysis of electrophysiological diversity of Xenopus visual neurons during development and plasticity

    Christopher M Ciarleglio et al.
    The diversity of electrophysiological phenotypes of neurons in a functional network increases over development, but can be modulated, and even reduced by sensory experience; allowing them to adapt to a changing and growing brain.
    1. Neuroscience

    A role for CIM6P/IGF2 receptor in memory consolidation and enhancement

    Xiao-Wen Yu et al.
    Cation-independent-mannose-6-phosphate-receptor, or insulin-like-growth-factor-2-receptor (CIM6P/IGF2R) expressed in the hippocampus controls the protein metabolism regulated by learning and required for memory consolidation, and is also a key mechanism for memory enhancement.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Biosynthetic tailoring of existing ascaroside pheromones alters their biological function in C. elegans

    Yue Zhou et al.
    In response to starvation, C. elegans converts a favorable pheromone that induces aggregation to an unfavorable one that induces a stress-resistant larval stage, thereby altering its chemical message without having to synthesize new pheromones de novo.
    1. Neuroscience

    Pan-neuronal screening in Caenorhabditis elegans reveals asymmetric dynamics of AWC neurons is critical for thermal avoidance behavior

    Ippei Kotera et al.
    Functional screening of the entire neuronal network of C. elegans in response to specific stimuli can discover new neural behavior.
    1. Ecology

    Sequential phenotypic constraints on social information use in wild baboons

    Alecia J Carter et al.
    Social information is a process encompassing information acquisition, application and exploitation that is constrained by an individual’s social, behavioural and demographic phenotype.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Ecology

    Sex-specific triacylglycerides are widely conserved in Drosophila and mediate mating behavior

    Jacqueline SR Chin et al.
    Triacylglycerides found in the males of 11 species of Drosophila form a largely overlooked, novel, sex-specific class of pheromones that act to suppress courtship behaviour.
    1. Ecology

    5α-cyprinol sulfate, a bile salt from fish, induces diel vertical migration in Daphnia

    Meike Anika Hahn et al.
    A fish-derived bile salt was shown to act as interspecific infochemical, inducing the widespread predator avoidance behavior diel vertical migration at picomolar concentrations in freshwater zooplankton of the genus Daphnia.