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Unveiling a rapid-onset form of Wallerian degeneration

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.

Evolving TE expression control

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.

Natural feeding and circadian clocks

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.

Adjusting echolocation without echoes

Eran Amichai and Yossi Yovel demonstrate that echolocating bats can rely on internal cues to adjust sensory acquisition when no echoes are available.

The genetics of yeast photobiology

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.

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

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

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Buzz Baum and David Baum
Published 24 June 2020

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

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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

  2. Authors: Wallace F Marshall, Kevin D Young, Matthew Swaffer, Elizabeth Wood, Paul Nurse, Akatsuki Kimura, Joseph Frankel, John Wallingford, Virginia Walbot, Xian Qu and Adrienne HK Roeder

    Content type: Forum

Focus: Immunology in Health and Disease

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Association between the cytokine storm, immune cell dynamics, and viral replicative capacity in hyperacute HIV infection
Daniel M. Muema​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 25 March 2020

The role of T cell trafficking in CTLA-4 blockade-induced gut immunopathology​​​​​​​
Shashuang Zhang​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Biology 17 March 2020

Multi-omics discovery of exome-derived neoantigens in hepatocellular carcinoma​​​​​​​
Markus W. Löffler​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 30 April 2019

Host-associated microbiomes are predicted by immune system complexity and climate​​​​​​​
Douglas C. Woodhams et al.

Published in Genome Biology 03 February 2020

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