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    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Molecular mechanism of voltage-dependent potentiation of KCNH potassium channels

    Gucan Dai, William N Zagotta
    A powerful new fluorescence approach elucidates the structural mechanism for a specialized ion channel behavior important for cardiac and neuronal excitability.
    1. Cell Biology

    α8β1 integrin regulates nutrient absorption through an Mfge8-PTEN dependent mechanism

    Amin Khalifeh-Soltani et al.
    The milk protein Mfge8 promotes fat uptake and slows gastrointestinal motility to optimize nutrient absorption.
    1. Neuroscience

    Maternal Behavior: Why mother rats protect their children

    Ksenia Z Meyza, Ewelina Knapska
    The presence of the hormone oxytocin in the central amygdala makes a mother rat willing to put her life in danger in order to protect her offspring.
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    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Mitosis: Checkpoint proteins come under scrutiny

    Maria Mora-Santos, Jonathan BA Millar
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Carcinogenesis: Targeting the link between late pregnancy and breast cancer

    Balabhadrapatruni VSK Chakravarthi, Sooryanarayana Varambally
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Symbiosis: Protection from within

    Florent Masson, Bruno Lemaitre
    The development of the tsetse fly immune system relies on a cue from an endosymbiotic bacterium called Wigglesworthia.
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    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Virology: Pushing the envelope

    Julia H Wildschutte, John M Coffin
    Primates have co-opted a viral gene to produce an envelope protein that prevents infection by the HERV-T virus and likely contributed to the extinction of this virus.
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  1. Point of View: A fair deal for PhD students and postdocs

    Henry R Bourne
    The relentless expansion that threatens the sustainability of biomedical research in the US takes a heavy toll on young researchers.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Reproduction: What is a placental mammal anyway?

    Patrick Abbot, John A Capra
    Many developmental functions in marsupials and eutherian mammals are accomplished by different tissues, but similar genes.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A lncRNA fine tunes the dynamics of a cell state transition involving Lin28, let-7 and de novo DNA methylation

    Meng Amy Li et al.
    A novel lncRNA (Ephemeron) is connected to known post-transcriptional and epigenetic regulators as part of an integrated machinery, which controls the timely exit from the naïve state of mouse embryonic stem cells.