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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Smartphone screen testing, a novel pre-diagnostic method to identify SARS-CoV-2 infectious individuals

    Rodrigo M Young et al.
    PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 from samples taken from smartphone screens, Phone Screen Testing, provides a sensitive, cost-effective, simple, and non-invasive new method that could boost COVID-19 mass test screening.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    A zebrafish screen reveals Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors as neuroprotective via mitochondrial restoration in dopamine neurons

    Gha-Hyun J Kim et al.
    In vivo dopamine neuron imaging-based neuroprotective small molecule screen in larval zebrafish and mechanistic investigation using conditional CRISPR knockout and cell-type-specific RNA-seq analysis, coupled with cross-species analyses including human clinical data interrogation, uncover potential disease-modifying therapeutics for Parkinson's disease (PD).
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Burst mitofusin activation reverses neuromuscular dysfunction in murine CMT2A

    Antonietta Franco et al.
    A trial of mitofusin activation shows neuron regeneration and phenotype reversal in vitro and in vivo in experimental Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease type 2A caused by mitofusin 2 mutations.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Pericentromeric hypomethylation elicits an interferon response in an animal model of ICF syndrome

    Srivarsha Rajshekar et al.
    Derepression of transcripts from hypomethylated pericentromeric repeats triggers an innate immune response in an animal model of Immunodeficency, Centromere and Facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome.
    1. Cancer Biology

    A distinct p53 target gene set predicts for response to the selective p53–HDM2 inhibitor NVP-CGM097

    Sébastien Jeay et al.
    The discovery and preclinical validation of a novel gene signature predictive for response to HDM2-targeting drug NVP-CGM097 could significantly improve the clinical response rate to all p53-HDM2 inhibitors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Structural and functional characterization of G protein–coupled receptors with deep mutational scanning

    Eric M Jones et al.
    Linking deep mutational scanning with engineered transcriptional reporters in human cell lines establishes a generalizable method for exploring pharmacogenomics, structure, and function across broad classes of drug receptors.
    1. Medicine

    Concentration-dependent mortality of chloroquine in overdose

    James A Watson et al.
    Most chloroquine regimens trialled for the treatment of COVID19 will not result in life-threatening cardiovascular toxicity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Compensation for PKMζ in long-term potentiation and spatial long-term memory in mutant mice

    Panayiotis Tsokas et al.
    The enzyme PKMzeta is crucial for the maintenance of long-term memories, but a closely related enzyme provides a back-up should PKMzeta fail, thus explaining the controversy over why deleting the gene for PKMzeta may not appear to impair memory.
    1. Neuroscience

    ON selectivity in the Drosophila visual system is a multisynaptic process involving both glutamatergic and GABAergic inhibition

    Sebastian Molina-Obando et al.
    A fundamental visual computation, the establishment of ON selectivity, is established across distributed circuits, allowing for more robust and flexible coding than suggested by core circuit motifs.
    1. Neuroscience

    Activity patterns of serotonin neurons underlying cognitive flexibility

    Sara Matias et al.
    Recordings from serotonin-producing neurons in the brain reveal that these neurons are highly activated by sudden changes in previously familiar environments, potentially explaining why serotonin is important for learning to adapt to such changes.