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  1. Plain-language Summaries of Research: The value of a healthy relationship

    Bridget M Kuehn
    Biomedical science benefits when plain language allows patients to engage with all stages of the research process.
    1. Cell Biology

    Unfolded Protein Response: Modulating protein quality control

    Lars Plate et al.
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  2. Cutting Edge: A network approach to mixing delegates at meetings

    Federico Vaggi et al.
    A network-based ‘speed dating’ approach can promote interactions between delegates at scientific meetings.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Heart Development and Regeneration: Metabolism makes and mends the heart

    Megan L Martik
    Experiments in zebrafish have shed new light on the relationship between development and regeneration in the heart.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Insulin Receptor Binding: From venom peptides to a potential diabetes treatment

    Jiří Jiráček, Lenka Žáková
    Cone snails have evolved a variety of insulin-like molecules that may help with the development of better treatments for diabetes.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Point of View: Tuberculosis innovations mean little if they cannot save lives

    Madhukar Pai, Jennifer Furin
    Ending the TB epidemic requires scaling up access to new TB tools so that they can benefit the patients in low- and middle-income countries that need them the most.
    1. Ecology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

    Bonnie C Wintle et al.
    Horizon scanning has been used to identify opportunities and risks presented by 20 emerging issues in the field of biological engineering.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

    John Aach et al.
    Guidelines governing research into embryos need to be updated in a way that reflects the moral status of synthetic human entities generated using the methods of synthetic biology.
  3. Research: Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US

    Kenneth D Gibbs Jr et al.
    A systems-level analysis of the biomedical workforce in the US shows that current strategies to enhance faculty diversity are unlikely to have a significant impact, and that there is a need to increase the number of PhDs from underrepresented minority backgrounds who move on to postdoctoral positions.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Metagenomics: Social behavior and the microbiome

    Jack A Gilbert
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