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We invite submissions of research papers on all aspects of neuroscience to our new Collection guest edited by Dr. Brian Ackley, Dr. Ho Ko, and Dr. Louis-Jan Pilaz.

Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology

In a Comment, Rose O'Dea and colleagues call out unreliable research practices and incentives that stifle research, describing mechanisms that can usher credible and effective research programmes for the future.

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How sensory adaptations drive anatomical changes in bats

Sharlene Santana and colleagues examined the way sensory adaptations drive the evolution of skulls in echolocating and non-echolocating bats.

A new deep sea octopus

Alexander Ziegler and colleagues identify a new species of the deep sea dumbo octopus using MRI, CT and genomic approaches instead of dissection.

The different properties of ESCRT-III isoforms

Stéphanie Mangenot and colleagues examine the mechanical properties of the ESCRT-III isoforms CHMP2B and CHMP2A concluding that they might contribute differently to membrane remodeling processes.

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 Review

Plasma membrane integrity: implications for health and disease

Dustin A. Ammendolia, William M. Bement & John H. Brumell

Published 13 April 2021

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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


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    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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The collection is open for submissions until March 18 2022.

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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