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  1. Point of View: Making science count in government

    Ian Boyd
    Science is an essential component of policy-making in most areas of government, but the scientific community does not always understand its role in this process.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Biofilms: Flipping the switch

    Xavier Pierrat, Alexandre Persat
    A structural switch controls the architecture of Vibrio cholerae biofilms by mediating the interactions between two matrix components.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    T-cell Immunology: The maths of memory

    Jose Borghans, Ruy M Ribeiro
    Mathematical modeling reveals that long-term immunological memory is maintained in a manner that is even more dynamic than previously thought.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Foot and Mouth Disease: Virus-resistant pigs might help to stem next outbreak

    Lisbeth Ramirez-Carvajal, Luis L Rodriguez
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  2. Philosophy of Biology: From primal scenes to synthetic cells

    Hub Zwart
    Philosophy may help to explore the potential impacts of synthetic cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Philosophy of Biology: Immunology and individuality

    Thomas Pradeu
    Discussions about biological individuality and immunogenicity continue the long history of dialogue between philosophers and immunologists.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Circulating T cell-monocyte complexes are markers of immune perturbations

    Julie G Burel et al.
    Human blood contains T cell-monocyte complexes which are not technical artefacts but reflect true in vivo immune cell interactions.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    In-depth human plasma proteome analysis captures tissue proteins and transfer of protein variants across the placenta

    Maria Pernemalm et al.
    Comprehensive mass spectrometry analysis of human plasma proteome reveals tissue leakage proteins, describes variability between individual plasma proteomes and demonstrates protein transfer across the placenta during pregnancy.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    The quantity of CD40 signaling determines the differentiation of B cells into functionally distinct memory cell subsets

    Takuya Koike et al.
    Unveiling a mechanism for the fate decision of B-cell differentiation into two functionally distinct memory B cell subsets.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Opportunities for improved surveillance and control of dengue from age-specific case data

    Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer et al.
    Age-specific incidence data, combined with mechanistic models of immunity, provides a unique opportunity to characterize disease transmission of dengue and other immunizing diseases at high temporal and spatial resolution.