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    1. Neuroscience

    P1 interneurons promote a persistent internal state that enhances inter-male aggression in Drosophila

    Eric D Hoopfer et al.
    A sexually dimorphic circuit node controls a persistent, internal state that promotes fighting and mating in Drosophila, revealing parallels with mammalian systems suggestive of a conserved circuit "motif" controlling social behaviors.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuropeptide F regulates courtship in Drosophila through a male-specific neuronal circuit

    Weiwei Liu et al.
    Functional dissection of a cluster of male-specific neurons in Drosophila reveals a neuronal circuit regulating male courtship in accordance with the internal drive state.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mating Behaviour: To mate or not to mate

    Florencia Campetella, Silke Sachse
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    1. Neuroscience

    Sexual Differentiation: A matter of timing

    Michael W Perry, Claude Desplan
    A genetic pathway involved in development works together with the sex-determination pathway to control the timing of sexually dimorphic neural development in C. elegans.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Identification of octopaminergic neurons that modulate sleep suppression by male sex drive

    Daniel R Machado et al.
    The balance between sleep and sex drives determines whether male flies sleep or court, and a subset of octopaminergic neurons interact with the Fruitless-expressing courtship circuit to suppress sleep for sustained courtship.
  1. Point of View: A fair deal for PhD students and postdocs

    Henry R Bourne
    The relentless expansion that threatens the sustainability of biomedical research in the US takes a heavy toll on young researchers.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Tuberculosis: Breaking down walls

    Moagi Tube Shaku, Bavesh Davandra Kana
    A better understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the growth of mycobacteria could help identify targets for new antibiotics.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Philosophy of Biology: The meanings of 'function' in biology and the problematic case of de novo gene emergence

    Diane Marie Keeling et al.
    A lexicon to help scientists and philosophers discuss the meaning of function in molecular biology more clearly is proposed.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Mating Behavior: When structure meets function

    Sarah A Signor
    A new study upturns the long-held belief that in fruit flies, the yellow gene determines sex-specific behaviors by acting in the brain.
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    1. Neuroscience

    The neuropeptide tachykinin is essential for pheromone detection in a gustatory neural circuit

    Shruti Shankar et al.
    The cellular and molecular substrates that underlie the programmed behavioral response to a gustatory sex pheromone have been identified.

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