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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

    Michelle V Evans et al.
    Data-driven methods predict over 35 mosquitoes are potential vectors of Zika virus, suggesting a larger geographic area and a greater human population is at risk of infection.
    1. Neuroscience

    Chronic pain induces generalized enhancement of aversion

    Qiaosheng Zhang et al.
    Chronic pain distorts intensity coding in the anterior cingulate cortex to give rise to generalized anatomically nonspecific enhancement in pain aversion.
    1. Neuroscience

    Thalamocortical and corticothalamic pathways differentially contribute to goal-directed behaviors in the rat

    Fabien Alcaraz et al.
    Adaptive decision-making critically depends on antiparallel flows conveying distinct information within thalamocortical circuits, highlighting directionality of functional exchanges as a neural principle potentially at play in virtually any brain circuit with reciprocal projections.
    1. Neuroscience

    An open cortico-basal ganglia loop allows limbic control over motor output via the nigrothalamic pathway

    Sho Aoki et al.
    A novel connection from ventral striatum to motor cortex enables emotion and motivation to influence action and motor control.
    1. Neuroscience

    Medial orbitofrontal inactivation does not affect economic choice

    Matthew PH Gardner et al.
    Inactivation of the medial orbitofrontal cortex using an optogenetic approach did not affect behavior in rats on an iconic economic choice task.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Experimentally guided models reveal replication principles that shape the mutation distribution of RNA viruses

    Michael B Schulte et al.
    A mathematical model that combines stochasticity and spatial structure describes the dynamics of the viral population during an infection cycle, and fitting the model to RNA and virus abundances over time shows that poliovirus follows a geometric replication mode.
    1. Ecology

    Rapid spread of a densovirus in a major crop pest following wide-scale adoption of Bt-cotton in China

    Yutao Xiao et al.
    Exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) selects for beneficial interactions between the target insect pest (Helicoverpa armigera) and its symbiotic densovirus that enhances its performance on Bt-crops under field conditions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Hippocampal low-frequency stimulation prevents seizure generation in a mouse model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

    Enya Paschen et al.
    Optogenetic and electrical low-frequency stimulation in the sclerotic hippocampus prevents the emergence of spontaneous focal and evoked generalized seizures in a mouse epilepsy model.
    1. Neuroscience

    Entorhinal-retrosplenial circuits for allocentric-egocentric transformation of boundary coding

    Joeri BG van Wijngaarden et al.
    An extended border coding circuit across the entorhinal and retrosplenial cortex incorporates self-referenced and viewpoint-invariant boundary information to guide navigation behavior.
    1. Neuroscience

    Axon TRAP reveals learning-associated alterations in cortical axonal mRNAs in the lateral amygdala

    Linnaea E Ostroff et al.
    A diverse assortment of mRNAs are present in projection axons in the adult forebrain and their translation is associated with new memory formation.