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    1. Ecology

    Acknowledging selection at sub-organismal levels resolves controversy on pro-cooperation mechanisms

    Wenying Shou
    Building on previous work (Momeni et al., 2013), it is shown that recognizing the hierarchical organization of biological systems resolves the ongoing controversy on pro-cooperation mechanisms.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Transient rapamycin treatment can increase lifespan and healthspan in middle-aged mice

    Alessandro Bitto et al.
    Three months treatment with the drug rapamycin increases lifespan, alters cancer prevalence, remodels the microbiome, and improves functional measures of health in middle aged mice in a dose- and sex-dependent manner.
    1. Neuroscience

    Two-photon calcium imaging of the medial prefrontal cortex and hippocampus without cortical invasion

    Masashi Kondo et al.
    Establishment of two-photon imaging with a 1100-nm laser, which underfills the objective's back aperture, detects activity of multiple neurons in the prelimbic area and hippocampal CA1 region of the intact mouse brain.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Integrated β-catenin, BMP, PTEN, and Notch signalling patterns the nephron

    Nils O Lindström et al.
    The patterning of the nephron is driven by a gradient in the activity of β-catenin and further defined by a network of BMP, PTEN and NOTCH signalling.
    1. Cell Biology

    Actin filaments target the oligomeric maturation of the dynamin GTPase Drp1 to mitochondrial fission sites

    Wei-ke Ji et al.
    A key cellular process is controlled by altering a balance, rather than through an off/on mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Principles of cellular resource allocation revealed by condition-dependent proteome profiling

    Eyal Metzl-Raz et al.
    Steadily growing cells prepare for conditions that demand increased translation by producing excess ribosomes, at the expense of lower steady-state growth rate.
    1. Plant Biology

    Phosphatidylcholines from Pieris brassicae eggs activate an immune response in Arabidopsis

    Elia Stahl et al.
    Plants detect the presence of phospholipids in eggs from a herbivorous insect and trigger innate immunity.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    A non-mosaic transchromosomic mouse model of Down syndrome carrying the long arm of human chromosome 21

    Yasuhiro Kazuki et al.
    TcMAC21 is an appropriate “next gen” mouse model for DS research, and provides a proof of concept of using artificial chromosomes to generate non-mosaic humanized animal models of chromosome disorders.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Pyphe, a python toolbox for assessing microbial growth and cell viability in high-throughput colony screens

    Stephan Kamrad et al.
    An open-source python package for phenotype analyses provides a versatile, modular and user-friendly solution to determine complementary fitness-related traits from large-scale assays of microbial colonies.
    1. Cell Biology

    Distinct regulatory ribosomal ubiquitylation events are reversible and hierarchically organized

    Danielle M Garshott et al.
    A hierarchical relationship among highly conserved regulatory ribosomal ubiquitylation events and the presence of antagonistic deubiquitylating enzymes suggests a dynamic ubiquitin code impacts ribosome-associated activities.