3,253 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Fundamental constraints in synchronous muscle limit superfast motor control in vertebrates

    Andrew F Mead et al.
    Vertebrate superfast muscles employ similar excitation–contraction strategies but distinct myosin heavy chain genes to allow superfast performance, revealing a maximum speed that cannot be overcome without sacrificing neural control.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Limits on information transduction through amplitude and frequency regulation of transcription factor activity

    Anders S Hansen, Erin K O'Shea
    The ability of cells to transmit information encoded in signaling dynamics is fundamentally limited by the gene decoding step.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Diffusion vs. direct transport in the precision of morphogen readout

    Sean Fancher, Andrew Mugler
    A theory predicts whether diffusion or direct transport establishes a more precise morphogen profile, and this prediction explains data from a wide variety of morphogens in two different organisms.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Universality of clonal dynamics poses fundamental limits to identify stem cell self-renewal strategies

    Cristina Parigini, Philip Greulich
    Stem cell self-renewal strategies fall into two classes, and only strategies of different classes can be experimentally distinguished via static clonal data.
    1. Neuroscience

    Extended field-of-view ultrathin microendoscopes for high-resolution two-photon imaging with minimal invasiveness

    Andrea Antonini et al.
    Aberration correction using 3D microprinting in ultrathin microendoscopes allows two-photon imaging of large neuronal networks with homogeneously high spatial resolution and minimal invasiveness in the deep mouse brain.
    1. Neuroscience

    Efficient sampling and noisy decisions

    Joseph A Heng et al.
    An efficient coding theory for higher-level cognitive processes reveals that humans efficiently adapt to contextual distributions by economizing on environmental prior information.
    1. Neuroscience

    Structural and functional properties of a probabilistic model of neuronal connectivity in a simple locomotor network

    Andrea Ferrario et al.
    A new probabilistic model of connectivity reveals the structural and functional properties of the neural networks controlling locomotion in many individual tadpoles.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Length regulation of multiple flagella that self-assemble from a shared pool of components

    Thomas G Fai et al.
    In the microbe Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a disassembly rate which depends on flagellar length provides an effective method to regulate the length of its two flagella.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Optical estimation of absolute membrane potential using fluorescence lifetime imaging

    Julia R Lazzari-Dean et al.
    Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, paired with fluorescent, voltage-sensitive dyes, provides a method for measuring and quantifying membrane potentials of living cells.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Doxycycline has distinct apicoplast-specific mechanisms of antimalarial activity

    Megan Okada et al.
    Doxycycline used at a slightly higher concentration kills Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites with faster, first-cycle activity through a novel organelle-specific mechanism.

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