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The Neurobiology of Staying Asleep

October 21, 2014

The Neurobiology of Staying Asleep

Yangkyun Oh, Sung-Eun Yoon, Young-Joon Kim and colleagues find that a ligand of the sex peptide receptor stabilizes sleep by inhibiting wakefulness-promoting neurons in fruit flies.

10/21/2014

Essay

From “Silent Teachers” to Models

In this essay, Roos Eisma and Tracey Wilkinson describe how the Thiel embalming technique has expanded the range of applications in which human cadavers can be used.

Image credit: Emmanouil Kapazoglou

From “Silent Teachers” to Models

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10/21/2014

research Article

Controlling Disease Outbreaks Adaptively

This Research Article by Katriona Shea, Matthew Ferrari and colleagues explores the benefits of applying Adaptive Management approaches to disease outbreaks, finding that formally integrating science and policy allows one to reduce uncertainty and improve disease management outcomes.

Image credit: Alec Brown

Controlling Disease Outbreaks Adaptively

10/21/2014

research article

Synapses - Size Matters! 

Research by Tom Baden, Anton Nikolaev, Leon Lagnado and colleagues finds that the size of the presynaptic compartment of retinal bipolar cells can determine the amplitude, speed, and adaptation of synaptic transmission. Read more in the accompanying Primer.

Synapses - Size Matters! 

10/21/2014

research article

Filtering the Outside World

A simultaneous EEG-fMRI study conducted by Johanna Zumer, Ole Jensen and colleagues shows that alpha-band activity in the early visual cortex filters the visual information that is passed to downstream regions, boosting attended information and suppressing distraction.

Filtering the Outside World

10/14/2014

research article

Melanoma Cells - A Fatal Attraction for LPA   

Research by Andrew Muinonen-Martin, Robert Insall and colleagues shows that melanoma cells trigger their own metastasis by generating a chemoattractive gradient of lysophosphatidic acid.                                            

Melanoma Cells - A Fatal Attraction for LPA   

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10/14/2014

research article 

Reining in the Copy-Editors

Violena Pietrobon, Sarah Lambert and colleagues find that Chromatin Assembly Factor 1 helps to protect DNA during recombination-mediated template-switching, favoring the rescue of stalled replication forks by both beneficial and detrimental homologous recombination events.

Reining in the Copy-Editors