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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Memory: Can fearlessness come in a tiny package?

    Bryan W Luikart
    A molecule called microRNA-153 helps to prevent rats associating new environments with fear.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Piezo Ion Channels: Portraits of a pressure sensor

    Alexander T Chesler, Marcin Szczot
    Near atomic-resolution structures have provided insights into the mechanisms by which the Piezo1 ion channel senses and responds to mechanical stimuli.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology
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    The Natural History of Model Organisms: Planting molecular functions in an ecological context with Arabidopsis thaliana

    Ute Krämer
    Research in molecular ecology and evolution is increasingly utilizing the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, placing a spotlight on its natural history.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Exploiting natural regulation

    Catherine Proenza
    Using a short peptide to regulate the activity of HCN ion channels illustrates how physiological modulators could inspire new drugs. .
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    1. Neuroscience

    Mechanotransduction: Two views of the same stimulus

    Wayne A Johnson
    Signals from two different membrane proteins are combined to modulate how strongly sensory neurons respond to mechanical force.
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    1. Plant Biology

    Transport Proteins: Getting to grips with ammonium

    Yi Wang, Jonathan A Javitch
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Horizontal Gene Transfer: Antibiotic genes spread far and wide

    Ryan J Catchpole, Anthony M Poole
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Meta-Research: International authorship and collaboration across bioRxiv preprints

    Richard J Abdill et al.
    An analysis of 67,885 preprints on bioRxiv finds evidence for disparities in international participation that are similar to the disparities found in conventional journals.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Science Forum: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by the numbers

    Yinon M Bar-On et al.
    Key numbers about the biology of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the infection of a single human host by the virus have been compiled from the peer-reviewed literature.