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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

    Lee R Berger et al.
    A new hominin species has been unearthed in the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system in the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa

    Paul HGM Dirks et al.
    Independent dating techniques have established that the H. naledi fossils are between 236 and 335 thousand years old, indicating that small-brained hominins with relatively primitive body shapes co-existed with our early ancestors in Africa.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    IL18 signaling promotes homing of mature Tregs into the thymus

    Cristina Peligero-Cruz et al.
    IL18R+ Tregs constitute a mature thymus-resident population, resistant to thymus involution and endowed with higher capacity to populate the thymus compared to their IL18R or IL18R deficient counterparts.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Oxyntomodulin regulates resetting of the liver circadian clock by food

    Dominic Landgraf et al.
    The gut-released peptide oxyntomodulin mediates the alignment of liver clock gene and metabolic transcript rhythms with the timing of food intake by postprandial induction of hepatic Per gene expression.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    The RNA binding protein IMP3 facilitates tumor immune escape by downregulating the stress-induced ligands ULPB2 and MICB

    Dominik Schmiedel et al.
    The well-established oncogene IMP3 impairs the interaction between cancer cells and the immune system.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Optimization-by-design of hepatotropic lipid nanoparticles targeting the sodium-taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide

    Dominik Witzigmann et al.
    The combination of in vitro investigations, the zebrafish screening model and rodent experiments offered a unique approach to optimizing nanoparticles modified with Hepatitis B virus-derived peptides to specifically target hepatocytes.
    1. Developmental Biology

    VEGF-C promotes the development of lymphatics in bone and bone loss

    Devon Hominick et al.
    Mice that overexpress VEGF-C in bone display a phenotype that resembles Gorham-Stout disease.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Homing Genetic Elements: Mobile DNAs and switching mating types in yeast

    Laura N Rusche
    The gene that allows budding yeast cells to switch their mating type evolved from a newly discovered family of genes named weird HO.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Paleontology: These feet were made for walking

    William L Jungers
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