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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Onset of taste bud cell renewal starts at birth and coincides with a shift in SHH function

    Erin J Golden et al.
    Taste cell renewal begins at birth and is promoted by sonic hedgehog that alters the expression of regulators of cell migration and adhesion that may allow entry of new cells into buds.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Living with relatives offsets the harm caused by pathogens in natural populations

    Hanna M Bensch et al.
    Experiments show that pathogens spread more easily among relatives causing increased mortality, but such costs are cancelled out by the benefits of living with kin when pathogens are rare.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cognitive regulation alters social and dietary choice by changing attribute representations in domain-general and domain-specific brain circuits

    Anita Tusche, Cendri A Hutcherson
    Regulatory success operates by goal-consistent increases and decreases of distinct attribute representations in generic neural hubs and in domain-specific brain regions, explaining when and why regulatory success generalizes across domains and contexts.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acetic acid activates distinct taste pathways in Drosophila to elicit opposing, state-dependent feeding responses

    Anita V Devineni et al.
    A single taste input, acetic acid, elicits opposing behavioral outputs depending on a fly's hunger state.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Characterizing functional pathways of the human olfactory system

    Guangyu Zhou et al.
    Human primary olfactory cortical regions can be parcellated into anatomically distinct areas based on whole-brain functional connectivity profiles, suggesting distinct, parallel functional pathways in the human olfactory system.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Multiple serine transposase dimers assemble the transposon-end synaptic complex during IS607-family transposition

    Wenyang Chen et al.
    Genetic, structural, and biochemical analyses of IS607-family transposons shows that the DNA translocation reaction proceeds very differently from other reactions promoted by serine recombinases.
    1. Neuroscience

    Monosynaptic premotor circuit tracing reveals neural substrates for oro-motor coordination

    Edward Stanek IV et al.
    Retrograde tracing of the neural circuits that control movement of the jaw and tongue reveals how shared premotor neurons help to ensure coordinated muscle activity.
    1. Ecology

    A gustatory receptor tuned to the steroid plant hormone brassinolide in Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)

    Ke Yang et al.
    The gustatory receptor PxylGr34 is tuned to the steroid plant hormone brassinolide and mediates the deterrent effects of brassinolide on feeding and ovipositing behaviors in Plutella xylostella.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Asexual reproduction reduces transposable element load in experimental yeast populations

    Jens Bast et al.
    Sexual reproduction is responsible for the evolutionary success of selfish transposable elements.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional heterogeneity within the rodent lateral orbitofrontal cortex dissociates outcome devaluation and reversal learning deficits

    Marios C Panayi, Simon Killcross
    The rodent orbitofrontal cortex makes functionally distinct contributions to flexible behavioural control, even within a single putative orbitofrontal subregion, which has important implications for establishing homology between rodent and primate orbitofrontal cortex.