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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An unexpected INAD PDZ tandem-mediated plcβ binding in Drosophila photo receptors

    Fei Ye et al.
    Biochemical and structural studies uncover an unexpected mode of interaction, with unprecedented high affinity, between INAD scaffold and NORPA that is critical for Drosophila compound eye photo-transduction.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    A bioengineered niche promotes in vivo engraftment and maturation of pluripotent stem cell derived human lung organoids

    Briana R Dye et al.
    Building on previous work (Dye et al., 2015) showing that pluripotent stem cell derived lung organoids were immature/fetal, the current study shows that in vivo transplantation leads to mature tissue, reminiscent of adult airways.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Developmentally regulated Tcf7l2 splice variants mediate transcriptional repressor functions during eye formation

    Rodrigo M Young et al.
    The inclusion of a new alternatively spliced exon in Tcf7l2 can switch its function to repress transcription of Wnt target genes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Interhemispherically dynamic representation of an eye movement-related activity in mouse frontal cortex

    Takashi R Sato et al.
    Optogenetically induced motor disruption can evoke plasticity in the mouse frontal cortex that compensates for the motor deficits, accompanying changes in inter-hemispheric motor representation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Revisiting the role of Dcc in visual system development with a novel eye clearing method

    Robin J Vigouroux et al.
    A new eye-specific Dcc mutant combined with an improved clearing protocol for the eye and brain (EyeDISCO) reveals the requirement of the receptor Dcc for retinal development and maintenance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Inferring eye position from populations of lateral intraparietal neurons

    Arnulf BA Graf, Richard A Andersen
    An area of visual-motor cortex called the lateral intraparietal area encodes eye position signals that support visually-guided behaviors and image stabilization.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dye-enhanced visualization of rat whiskers for behavioral studies

    Jacopo Rigosa et al.
    A simple fluorescent dye method allows visualization of whiskers, facilitating studies of rodent tactile behavior.
    1. Neuroscience

    Human foveal cone photoreceptor topography and its dependence on eye length

    Yiyi Wang et al.
    Despite evidence of retinal stretching with eye growth, cone photoreceptor sampling density in the foveal center of humans actually increases with eye length.
  1. Living Science: Owning your mistakes

    Eve Marder
    Most scientists admit to their errors but, as Eve Marder explains, the scientific community as a whole needs to rethink the way it recognizes achievement.
  2. Living Science: Grandmother elephants

    Eve Marder
    As new technology makes it possible to perform experiments that were unimaginable a decade ago, Eve Marder argues that we can still learn from the past.