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    1. Neuroscience

    Suppression of C9orf72 RNA repeat-induced neurotoxicity by the ALS-associated RNA-binding protein Zfp106

    Barbara Celona et al.
    Zfp106 functions as an RNA binding protein, binds directly to GGGGCC RNA repeats, is required in motor neurons to prevent ALS-like neurodegeneration in mice, and can suppress neurotoxicity in an established fly model of ALS.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Nonsense mRNA suppression via nonstop decay

    Joshua A Arribere, Andrew Z Fire
    Nonstop mRNA decay degrades mRNAs with a premature stop codon after such mRNAs are targeted by the nonsense-mediated decay machinery.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Long-distance communication by specialized cellular projections during pigment pattern development and evolution

    Dae Seok Eom et al.
    Cells of the xanthophore lineage form projections that allow them to communicate with other pigment cells during adult pigment pattern formation in zebrafish, but not in the closely-related pearl danio.
  1. Tutorial: How to draw the line in biomedical research

    Lisa Huang et al.
    When analysing the data in a two-dimensional scatter plot, researchers should consider plotting the three regression lines that can be calculated for such a plot.
    1. Neuroscience

    Identification of a novel spinal nociceptive-motor gate control for Aδ pain stimuli in rats

    Dvir Blivis et al.
    A novel mechanism for gating nociceptive sensory-motor behavior is identified in freely behaving rats using high-speed videography that is controlled by posture and modulated by opioid and non-opioid receptor-dependent processes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Characterization of human translesion DNA synthesis across a UV-induced DNA lesion

    Mark Hedglin et al.
    Quantitative binding and kinetic assays on DNA polymerases η and δ define the mechanism for polymerase exchange during human translesion DNA synthesis across a UV-induced lesion on the lagging strand.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Synaptic pruning in the female hippocampus is triggered at puberty by extrasynaptic GABAA receptors on dendritic spines

    Sonia Afroz et al.
    Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors that emerge at puberty trigger adolescent synaptic pruning; pruning is prevented and cognition is impaired if the receptors are absent.
  2. eLife Ambassadors: Reflections on a successful trial

    Early-career researchers involved in the pilot year of the new community scheme delivered results exceeding all expectations.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Reconstitution of a eukaryotic replisome reveals suppression mechanisms that define leading/lagging strand operation

    Roxana E Georgescu et al.
    The different polymerases at eukaryotic replication forks achieve their asymmetric placement on the leading and lagging strands through exclusion processes that prevent their function on the 'wrong' strand.