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  1. Episode 38: May 2017

    In this episode we hear about biofilms in bacteria, drug production, gender bias in peer review, nematode worms and how synchronising brain waves can boost memory.
  2. February 2017

    Episode 36: February 2017

    In this episode we hear about epilepsy, the sushi-belt model of transport in neurons, a mother in ancient Troy, the Amazon rainforest and bias in scientific reporting.
  3. March 2016

    Episode 28: March 2016

    In this episode we hear about aging, artificial fingertips, ancient DNA, antibiotic resistance and dengue fever.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Discovery and Translation of Cancer Immunology: A Special Issue

    Edited by Jeffrey Settleman et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of the immune response to cancer cells.
  4. A series of articles on the philosophy of biology

    Philosophy of Biology

    Edited by Helga Groll
    A series of articles offering philosophical perspectives on the life sciences.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Bisulfite treatment and single-molecule real-time sequencing reveal D-loop length, position, and distribution

    Shanaya Shital Shah et al.
    D-loops are critical intermediates in homologous recombination, and the novel D-loop mapping assay defines position, length, and distribution of D-loops with near base-pair resolution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse models of human PIK3CA-related brain overgrowth have acutely treatable epilepsy

    Achira Roy et al.
    Acute one-hour treatment of Pik3ca mutant mice with a novel anti-epilepsy drug suppresses seizures despite continued developmental brain dysmorphology, promising a new therapeutic strategy for patients with intractable pediatric epilepsy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    eIF2B activator prevents neurological defects caused by a chronic integrated stress response

    Yao Liang Wong et al.
    Boosting the function of translation factor eIF2B by chronic small molecule administration prevents pathology in a neurodegenerative model of Vanishing White Matter disease characterized by a maladaptive stress response.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Point of View: Biological causal links on physiological and evolutionary time scales

    Amit Karmon, Yitzhak Pilpel
    Increasing awareness that many causal links in biology might be bi-directional could overcome biases and improve scientific reasoning.
  5. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards: Applications open for 2020

    Applications are now open for this year’s Ben Barres Spotlight Awards, offering scientists from groups that are underrepresented in science up to $6,000 each to use to advance their research career.

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