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À la carte protein standards

A new approach to the assembly of QconCATs, quantitative concatamers for proteomic applications, allows construction of bespoke internal quantification standards

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Overlooked diversity hotspots

An analysis of over 100 000 barcoded specimens across seven habitats shows that the endangered mangrove forests are overlooked hotspots of global insect diversity

Call for Papers: Neurons, Circuits and Behavior

We invite submissions of research papers on all aspects of neuroscience to our Collection "Neurons, Circuits and Behavior"


Mechanisms of gravity sensing

Analysis in C.elegans uncovers that gravity sensing is not mediated by passive forces, but by active neural processes that involve sensory cilia and dopamine.

Tau and phase-separation in the nucleus

Pathogenic Tau associates with the nuclear envelope, giving rise to condensed phase forms that initiate cell death by hindering nuclear-cytoplasmic transport

Featured Review

Plasma membrane integrity: implications for health and disease

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


Published 13 April 2021

Articles

  1. Authors: Shang Yang, Oana M. Constantin, Divya Sachidanandan, Hannes Hofmann, Tobias C. Kunz, Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic, Thomas G. Oertner, Georg Nagel, Robert J. Kittel, Christine E. Gee and Shiqiang Gao

    Content type: Research article

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


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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Neurons, Circuits and Behaviour
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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