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    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Somatosensory neurons integrate the geometry of skin deformation and mechanotransduction channels to shape touch sensing

    Alessandro Sanzeni et al.
    Nonlinear elasticity of skin tissues and somatosensory neural responses are combined to predict and test C. elegans processing of touch stimuli and modifications due to changes in the body mechanics.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A tRNA modification balances carbon and nitrogen metabolism by regulating phosphate homeostasis

    Ritu Gupta et al.
    The role of an amino acid-dependent tRNA modification as a nutrient sensor and regulator of metabolic homeostasis has been discovered.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sub-second dynamics of theta-gamma coupling in hippocampal CA1

    Lu Zhang et al.
    A combination of signal processing and machine learning form a new approach to classify oscillatory coupling in single cycles without averaging over time and to capture cycle-by-cycle changes in coupling.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    ML277 specifically enhances the fully activated open state of KCNQ1 by modulating VSD-pore coupling

    Panpan Hou et al.
    ML277 exclusively enhances the AO state voltage-sensing domain (VSD)-pore coupling of KCNQ1 channels, providing an effective tool to investigate the voltge-dependent gating and new strategies for treating long QT syndrome.
    1. Neuroscience

    Tactile sensory channels over-ruled by frequency decoding system that utilizes spike pattern regardless of receptor type

    Ingvars Birznieks et al.
    Perception of vibrotactile frequency depends on the neural discharge pattern rather than the afferent type, thus requiring a reevaluation of the notion of Pacinian/non-Pacinian channels in tactile sensory system.
    1. Neuroscience

    Closed-loop optogenetic activation of peripheral or central neurons modulates feeding in freely moving Drosophila

    Pierre-Yves Musso et al.
    The Sip-Triggered Optogenetic Behavior Enclosure (STROBE) produces robust behaviors via activation of peripheral or central neurons in the fly, and mimics key features of feeding driven by chemical taste ligands.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Meta-Research: Use of the Journal Impact Factor in academic review, promotion, and tenure evaluations

    Erin C McKiernan et al.
    Almost a quarter of faculty evaluation documents from US and Canadian universities mention Journal Impact Factor and often imply that it measures research quality.
    1. Neuroscience

    Shared neural underpinnings of multisensory integration and trial-by-trial perceptual recalibration in humans

    Hame Park, Christoph Kayser
    Facing discrepancies in the sensory environment, multisensory information is combined in the medial superior parietal cortex to guide immediate judgements and to also adjust subsequent unisensory perception.
    1. Developmental Biology

    In vivo study of gene expression with an enhanced dual-color fluorescent transcriptional timer

    Li He et al.
    A simple and effective method facilitates the study of in vivo transcriptional dynamics using transcriptional enhancers and destabilized fluorescent protein, which is suitable for both live imaging and fixed studies.
    1. Neuroscience

    Human foveal cone photoreceptor topography and its dependence on eye length

    Yiyi Wang et al.
    Despite evidence of retinal stretching with eye growth, cone photoreceptor sampling density in the foveal center of humans actually increases with eye length.