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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Caspase-8 contributes to angiogenesis and chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma

    Giulia Fianco et al.
    Retention of Caspase-8 confers a selective advantage to glioblastoma and represents a novel therapeutic target.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Functional evidence implicating chromosome 7q22 haploinsufficiency in myelodysplastic syndrome pathogenesis

    Jasmine C Wong et al.
    Immature hematopoietic cells from mice with a large segmental deletion found in human myeloid malignancies exhibit cardinal features of myelodysplastic syndrome.
    1. Ecology

    Benefits of jasmonate-dependent defenses against vertebrate herbivores in nature

    Ricardo AR Machado et al.
    Uncovering an link between plant defense signaling and vertebrate feeding behavior suggests that large browsers may exert strong selection pressure on jasmonate-dependent secondary metabolites.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain adopts multiple conformational states for specific target recognition

    Zhu Liu et al.
    Lys63-linked diubiquitin exists as an ensemble of conformational states, each responsible for binding to a target protein through conformational selection.
    1. Neuroscience

    Testing sensory evidence against mnemonic templates

    Nicholas E Myers et al.
    Visual search templates are reactivated only temporarily to act as input filters for target detection.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic architecture of natural variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition in Drosophila melanogaster

    Lauren M Dembeck et al.
    Genome wide association analyses in a wild-derived Drosophila melanogaster population uncover extensive variation in cuticular hydrocarbon composition, which may present a target for natural selection and adaptive evolution.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Dominant drug targets suppress the emergence of antiviral resistance

    Elizabeth J Tanner et al.
    When antiviral compounds target oligomeric assemblages, the formation of chimeric oligomers within cells can negate selection for naturally occurring drug-resistant variants.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    2018 Gairdner Awards: The past, present and future of light-gated ion channels and optogenetics

    Sheena A Josselyn
    Research into light-gated ion channels called channelrhodospins laid the foundations for the development of optogenetics, a technique that has gone on to revolutionize neuroscience.