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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Kinetochore-independent chromosome segregation driven by lateral microtubule bundles

    Christina C Muscat et al.
    Chromosomes in C. elegans female reproductive cells segregate through motor-driven movement along lateral microtubule bundles.
    1. Neuroscience

    The structure and organization of lanceolate mechanosensory complexes at mouse hair follicles

    Lishi Li, David D Ginty
    Close examination of lanceolate mechanosensory complexes has revealed clues about the ways that sensory nerves detect the movement of hairs and shown than terminal Schwann cells are needed to maintain and regenerate these intricate structures.
    1. Cell Biology

    Spatial signals link exit from mitosis to spindle position

    Jill Elaine Falk et al.
    In yeast, exit from mitosis is triggered by the movement of one spindle pole body out of the mother cell into the bud, the future daughter cell.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Tracking transcription factor mobility and interaction in Arabidopsis roots with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy

    Natalie M Clark et al.
    The mechanistic basis of molecular movement and interactions within plant root cells can be quantified using scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Organ sculpting by patterned extracellular matrix stiffness

    Justin Crest et al.
    Direct measurement of finely patterned mechanical properties in a native basement membrane demonstrate how force asymmetries arising from this extracellular matrix, rather than from cells, can precisely sculpt a tissue.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Meiosis: Stopping chromosomes from breaking bad

    Rima Sandhu, G Valentin Börner
    The scaffolding that holds chromosome pairs together plays a key role in limiting the levels of double-strand breaks.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Visual Behavior: The eyes have it

    Mehmet Keleş, Mark A Frye
    Molecular genetic experiments are revealing how the fly brain generates behavioral responses to visual stimuli.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Intracellular Diffusion: How bacteria keep proteins moving

    Conrad W Mullineaux
    Bacteria contain large numbers of negatively-charged proteins to avoid the electrostatic interactions with ribosomes that would dramatically reduce protein diffusion.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Tissue Engineering: Building a better blood-brain barrier

    Courtney Lane-Donovan, Joachim Herz
    A new three-dimensional model of the blood-brain barrier can be used to study processes that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
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  1. Point of view: Motivating participation in open science by examining researcher incentives

    Sarah E Ali-Khan et al.
    A survey of researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital provides insights into the challenges and opportunities involved in adopting an open science policy across an entire patient-oriented academic institution.