Adaptive, diverse and de-centralized diagnostics are key to the future of outbreak response
Quinn Matthews et al.
Published 28 October 2020
Alison Canty, Vincenzo De Paola and colleagues perform time-lapse single-axon imaging, identifying factors regulating Wallerian degeneration in vivo and demonstrating that injured excitatory cortical axons undergo a rapid-onset form of degeneration distinct from the one found in other regions of the nervous system.
Peter Sarkies and Vaishali Katju explore the expression of transposable elements during long-term experimental evolution of C. elegans populations, showing that natural selection is responsible for maintaining low TE expression via piRNA-mediated control.
Matthew Butler and colleagues asked whether physiological feeding patterns can entrain circadian rhythms in peripheral tissues, finding that normal feeding only weakly affects circadian clocks, that might instead be set by pathways independent of feeding behavior.
Anders Blomberg and colleagues perform a high-throughput analysis of light sensitivity in yeast, identifying the genes regulating cellular responses to stress from visible light.
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Genomic history of the Italian population recapitulates key evolutionary dynamics of both Continental and Southern Europeans
Marco Sazzini et al.
Published on: 22 May 2020
Wonky whales: the evolution of cranial asymmetry in cetaceans
Ellen Coombs et al.
Published on: 10 July 2020
Tandem gene duplications drive divergent evolution of caffeine and crocin biosynthetic pathways in plants
Zhichao Xu et al.
Published on: 18 June 2020
Relationship between oxygen consumption and neuronal activity in a defined neural circuit
Suzan Özugur et al.
Published on: 03 July 2020
Protein assembly systems in natural and synthetic biology
Giulio Chiesa et al.
Published: 26 March 2020
Improving the usability and comprehensiveness of microbial databases
Caitlin Loeffler et al.
Published: 07 April 2020
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Association between the cytokine storm, immune cell dynamics, and viral replicative capacity in hyperacute HIV infection
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The role of T cell trafficking in CTLA-4 blockade-induced gut immunopathology
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Published in BMC Biology 17 March 2020
Multi-omics discovery of exome-derived neoantigens in hepatocellular carcinoma
Markus W. Löffler et al.
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Host-associated microbiomes are predicted by immune system complexity and climate
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