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    1. Neuroscience

    Decoding odor quality and intensity in the Drosophila brain

    Antonia Strutz et al.
    The lateral horn can be classified into three functional odor response domains that decode opposing hedonic valences and odor intensity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Young adult born neurons enhance hippocampal dependent performance via influences on bilateral networks

    Jia-Min Zhuo et al.
    Adult neurogenesis, although happening at a slow rate in the adult brain, plays an important role in learning and memory and has the ability to powerfully modulate large scale neural networks.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Point of View: Is cell size a spandrel?

    Ariel Amir
    Analysis of experiments on bacteria suggests that the dependence of cell size on growth rate is not an adaptation but a causal consequence of a regulatory mechanism that controls DNA replication.
  1. Research: Theory, models and biology

    Wenying Shou et al.
    Theoretical ideas have a rich history in many areas of biology, and new theories and mathematical models have much to offer in the future.
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    1. Plant Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Genetic, evolutionary and plant breeding insights from the domestication of maize

    Sarah Hake, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra
    Comparing maize to its wild ancestor teosinte advances our understanding of how it and other cereal crops evolved, and also identifies the genetic variation that can contribute to important agricultural traits.
  2. Science Writing Competition: Hip, hip, hooray!

    Emma Pewsey
    The use of X-rays to investigate why bones break could lead to treatments that reduce the number of elderly people who suffer broken hips.
  3. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary Morphology: One size does not fit all

    Diethard Tautz
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Predictive regulation and human design

    Peter Sterling
    Why does the human regulatory system, which evolution tuned for small satisfactions, now constantly demand 'more'?
    1. Cell Biology

    Cell Division: How centrioles acquire the ability to reproduce

    Midori Ohta et al.
    A protein called SAS-7 is required for daughter centrioles to become mothers in C. elegans.
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