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    Common activation mechanism of class A GPCRs

    Qingtong Zhou et al.
    Contrary to previous findings, class A GPCRs share a common activation pathway that directly links ligand binding to G-protein activation, as revealed by novel quantitative analysis.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Differences in topological progression profile among neurodegenerative diseases from imaging data

    Sara Garbarino et al.
    Computational-driven, imaging-based topological profiles of neurodegeneration differ substantially in different neurodegenerative conditions, suggesting distinct modes of dependence of the pathological spread on the underlying connectivity.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Single-cell modeling of routine clinical blood tests reveals transient dynamics of human response to blood loss

    Anwesha Chaudhury et al.
    Unsteady state modeling of blood cell populations reveals that blood loss triggers a cellular clearance delay and a cellular production increase, and modeling provides earlier detection and individualized patient characterization.
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    Meta-Research: Releasing a preprint is associated with more attention and citations for the peer-reviewed article

    Darwin Y Fu, Jacob J Hughey
    An analysis of more than 70,000 journal articles, including 5405 that were first released as a preprint on bioRxiv, shows that articles with a preprint received 49% more attention and 36% more citations than articles without one.
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    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Systematic genetic analysis of the MHC region reveals mechanistic underpinnings of HLA type associations with disease

    Matteo D'Antonio et al.
    Analysis of the major histocompatibility complex using whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq data from hundreds of individuals provides novel insights into mechanisms underlying associations of this interval with disease.
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    2. Plant Biology

    Evolution of C4 photosynthesis predicted by constraint-based modelling

    Mary-Ann Blätke, Andrea Bräutigam
    Constraint-based modelling predicts C4 photosynthesis evolves under resource limitation from an ancestral ground state of C3 photosynthesis and attributes divergent metabolic routes in extant C4 subtypes to light.
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    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Linking glycemic dysregulation in diabetes to symptoms, comorbidities, and genetics through EHR data mining

    Isa Kristina Kirk et al.
    Text mining of complete EHRs for 14,017 diabetes patients and subsequent clustering led to phenotypically deep clusters, showing distinct glycemic profiles, comorbidities, and SNP association patterns.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    A curative combination cancer therapy achieves high fractional cell killing through low cross-resistance and drug additivity

    Adam C Palmer et al.
    Drugs in a curative chemotherapy regimen are independently effective and resisted by different mechanisms, so cancer cells have little chance of surviving all drugs, and this benefit occurs without synergistic interactions.