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Rebuilding a sea star

Paola Oliveri and colleagues identify the origin and differentiation of cells involved in skeletal regeneration in the echinoderm brittle star Amphiura filiformis.

A chemosynthetic symbiosis in a sea anemone

Shana Goffredi and colleagues identify a deep-sea anemone in a symbiotic relationship with chemosynthetic bacteria, allowing them to harness inorganic energy sources from hydrothermal vents.

Regulation of ammonia transporters

Cheng-Hsun Ho and colleagues examine the regulation of ammonium transport in plants, finding that feedback inhibition of ammonium transporters is mediated by the protein kinase CIPK15 via phosphorylation of residues in the C-terminus

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.

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

Published 24 November 2020


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

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

  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: the Gut Microbiome

Read the latest papers on gut microbiota and disease across BMC flagship journals.

Dietary fruit and vegetable intake, gut microbiota, and type 2 diabetes: results from two large human cohort studies
Zengliang Jiang​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 03 December 2020

Parkinson’s disease-associated alterations of the gut microbiome predict disease-relevant changes in metabolic functions
Federico Baldini​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Biology 09 June 2020

Integrated analysis of microbiome and host transcriptome reveals correlations between gut microbiota and clinical outcomes in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma​​​​​​​
Hechen Huang​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 23 November 2020

Lifestyle and the presence of helminths is associated with gut microbiome composition in Cameroonians​​​​​​​
Meagan A. Rubel​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 25 May 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:

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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