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    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Flower-like patterns in multi-species bacterial colonies

    Liyang Xiong et al.
    Mechanical interactions between bacterial species with different motility characteristics play an important role in spatial-temporal dynamics of multi-species bacterial colonies and can lead to formation of complex patterns.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Degradation of engulfed mitochondria is rate-limiting in Optineurin-mediated mitophagy in neurons

    Chantell S Evans, Erika LF Holzbaur
    In neuronal mitophagy, Parkin and OPTN induce efficient sequestration of damaged somal mitochondria into autophagosomes, but slow turnover via lysosomal acidification may be a point of vulnerability for the cell.
    1. Cell Biology

    Duodenum Intestine-Chip for preclinical drug assessment in a human relevant model

    Magdalena Kasendra et al.
    Combining Organs-on-Chips technology with adult intestinal organoids provides an improved model of human duodenum and a new platform for preclinical drug assessment.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Indirect sexual selection drives rapid sperm protein evolution in abalone

    Damien Beau Wilburn et al.
    An NMR-based structural study of sperm proteins reveals a novel protein packaging/dispersion system embedded in a coevolutionary arms race.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nitric oxide acts as a cotransmitter in a subset of dopaminergic neurons to diversify memory dynamics

    Yoshinori Aso et al.
    The interplay of nitric oxide and dopamine specialize one memory unit in a fly brain in predicting the value of odors based only on recent experience.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A genome-wide view of the de-differentiation of central nervous system endothelial cells in culture

    Mark F Sabbagh, Jeremy Nathans
    In vitro culture of brain endothelial cells leads to a rapid loss of the blood-brain barrier transcriptional and accessible chromatin landscapes that is resistant to the effects of beta-catenin stabilization.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Primary cilia deficiency in neural crest cells models anterior segment dysgenesis in mouse

    Céline Portal et al.
    Primary cilia of neural crest-derived cells mediate Indian hedgehog-induced signal transduction in the periocular mesenchyme and are required for normal anterior segment development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Vangl2 acts at the interface between actin and N-cadherin to modulate mammalian neuronal outgrowth

    Steve Dos-Santos Carvalho et al.
    The core PCP protein acts as a internal brake to neuronal outgrowth.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    GC content shapes mRNA storage and decay in human cells

    Maïté Courel et al.
    The GC content of human mRNAs is key to P-body localization and protein yield, and has a major impact on their post-transcriptional control.