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Measuring Motivation with FLEA

Adrian Rothenfluh and colleagues develop an assay to measure incentive motivation in Drosophila, demonstrating a novel function for neuropeptide F in the perception.

A biomarker for chronic Toxoplasma infection

Mohamed-ali Hakimi and colleagues identify a biomarker for persistent Toxoplasma gondii, developing a serological text for chronic infection with the parasite.

Principles of organoid morphogenesis

Francesco Pampaloni and colleagues performed a systematic analysis of organoids at different scales, monitoring cell- organoid- and culture-behaviors to identify the core regulatory principles of organoid morphogenesis.

Identyfying cell subtypes via methylation

Wolfgang Wagner and colleagues show that cell subtypes in tissue can be identified via a DNA methylation analyis at cell type-specific CpG sites.

Call for papers: Research Synthesis and Meta-research in Biology

We’re inviting submissions to our new Series guest edited by Shinichi Nakagawa, Julia Koricheva, Malcolm Macleod and Wolfgang Viechtbauer.

Featured Comment

Open questions: how do engineered nanomaterials affect our cells?
Daniela Barrios and Laura Segatori

Published 24 November 2020

Articles

Review
X-ray computed tomography in life sciences
Shelley D. Rawson et al.
Published 27 February 2020

Comment
The merger that made us
Buzz Baum and David Baum
Published 24 June 2020

Review
Protein assembly systems in natural and synthetic biology
Giulio Chiesa et al.
Published: 26 March 2020

Comment
Improving the usability and comprehensiveness of microbial databases​​​​​​​
Caitlin Loeffler et al.
Published: 07 April 2020


  1. Authors: Winfried Schlee, Nadia Mueller, Thomas Hartmann, Julian Keil, Isabel Lorenz and Nathan Weisz

    Content type: Research article

Focus: Fertility

Read the latest papers on fertility across BMC flagship journals.

Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Melissa D. Tharmalingam et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 04 December 2020

Large-scale discovery of male reproductive tract-specific genes through analysis of RNA-seq datasets
Matthew Robertson et al.

Published in BMC Biology 19 August 2020

DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies
Florianne Vehmeijer​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 25 November 2020

The Tug1 lncRNA locus is essential for male fertility
Jordan Lewandowski​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 07 September 2020

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Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper

We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper. 

Read the latest Behind the Paper articles here:

Tentacular team up: Deep partnerships between sea anemones and bacteria
Shana Goffredi
Published Jan 18 2021

Who's a Bonehead? Novel Insights into Evolutionary History from Reptilian Skull Roof Structure
Roy Ebel
Published Nov 30 2020

Digging into the past of olive trees
Toni Gabaldón
Published Oct 26 2020

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