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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The autophagic membrane tether ATG2A transfers lipids between membranes

    Shintaro Maeda et al.
    The autophagy protein ATG2A tethers membranes and transfers lipids between them, suggesting that autophagosome membranes grow upon the acquisition of lipids from the ER through the ATG2A bridge.
    1. Neuroscience

    Impact of precisely-timed inhibition of gustatory cortex on taste behavior depends on single-trial ensemble dynamics

    Narendra Mukherjee et al.
    Primary taste cortex does far more than code tastes by turning taste codes into motor commands via population dynamics.
    1. Cell Biology

    The Caenorhabditis elegans Tubby homolog dynamically modulates olfactory cilia membrane morphogenesis and phospholipid composition

    Danielle DiTirro et al.
    A Tubby protein regulates ciliary membrane morphology and phosphoinositide composition in a context-dependent manner.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    A microfluidic device for inferring metabolic landscapes in yeast monolayer colonies

    Zoran S Marinkovic et al.
    Metabolic gradients underlie gene expression patterns within spatially controlled expanding 2D microbial colonies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural and mutational analysis of the ribosome-arresting human XBP1u

    Vivekanandan Shanmuganathan et al.
    Two integrated approaches shed light on how XBP1 arrest peptide induces intermediate level of translational pausing and identify hotspot positions to make it stronger.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A quantitative model of conserved macroscopic dynamics predicts future motor commands

    Connor Brennan, Alexander Proekt
    Calcium imaging is used to construct a model of Caenorhabditis elegans nervous system dynamics capable of predicting future behavioral switches on a trial by trial basis and across individual animals.
  1. A paralyzed bee buried with a wasp egg

    Episode 59: June 2019

    In this episode, we hear about the emerging field of palaeoshellomics, wasp eggs that keep their food fresh, a monkey with a missing visual cortex, new biological methods inspired by astronomy and how to mix a family with a research career.
    1. Neuroscience

    Task-induced functional brain connectivity mediates the relationship between striatal D2/3 receptors and working memory

    Matthew M Nour et al.
    Striatal dopamine 2/3 receptor (D2/3R) availability is related to working memory-induced functional connectivity changes in the default mode network, and this mediates the relationship between D2/3Rs and task performance.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Conformational change within the extracellular domain of B cell receptor in B cell activation upon antigen binding

    Zhixun Shen et al.
    Conformational changes occur within extracellular domain of BCR upon antigen engagement, and these conformational changes are related with the strength of BCR activation and are distinct in IgM- and IgG-BCR.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Heterogeneity in surface sensing suggests a division of labor in Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations

    Catherine R Armbruster et al.
    Subpopulations of polysaccharide producer and surface explorer cells play specialized roles in early Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation.