Biological sciences

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Biological sciences encompasses all the divisions of natural sciences examining various aspects of vital processes. The concept includes anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and covers all organisms from microorganisms, animals to plants.

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    Children with severe malnutrition (which includes severe wasting and kwashiorkor) have an elevated risk of serious illness and death, primarily from acute infectious diseases. In this Primer, the authors describe the multifactorial aetiology of severe malnutrition and the efforts needed to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger.

    • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    • , James A. Berkley
    • , Robert H. J. Bandsma
    • , Marko Kerac
    • , Indi Trehan
    •  & André Briend
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    The growth of adult and paediatric brain tumours depends on a microenvironmental signalling pathway involving the activity-regulated secretion of neuroligin-3 (NLGN3) from normal neurons and oligodendrocyte precursor cells, highlighting the potential of NLGN3 as a therapeutic target.

    • Humsa S. Venkatesh
    • , Lydia T. Tam
    • , Pamelyn J. Woo
    • , James Lennon
    • , Surya Nagaraja
    • , Shawn M. Gillespie
    • , Jing Ni
    • , Damien Y. Duveau
    • , Patrick J. Morris
    • , Jean J. Zhao
    • , Craig J. Thomas
    •  & Michelle Monje
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    Updates from the Human Microbiome Project analyse the largest known body-wide metagenomic profile of human microbiome personalization.

    • Jason Lloyd-Price
    • , Anup Mahurkar
    • , Gholamali Rahnavard
    • , Jonathan Crabtree
    • , Joshua Orvis
    • , A. Brantley Hall
    • , Arthur Brady
    • , Heather H. Creasy
    • , Carrie McCracken
    • , Michelle G. Giglio
    • , Daniel McDonald
    • , Eric A. Franzosa
    • , Rob Knight
    • , Owen White
    •  & Curtis Huttenhower
  • Research |

    CYREN is a direct inhibitor of classical non-homologous end joining that promotes error-free repair by homologous recombination during the S and G2 phases of the cell cycle.

    • Nausica Arnoult
    • , Adriana Correia
    • , Jiao Ma
    • , Anna Merlo
    • , Sara Garcia-Gomez
    • , Marija Maric
    • , Marco Tognetti
    • , Christopher W. Benner
    • , Simon J. Boulton
    • , Alan Saghatelian
    •  & Jan Karlseder
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    Path-length-dependent axonal synapse sorting of local presynaptic axons of excitatory neurons in the rat medial entorhinal cortex results in sequential targeting of inhibitory and excitatory neurons, which are connected by a cellular feedforward inhibition circuit.

    • Helene Schmidt
    • , Anjali Gour
    • , Jakob Straehle
    • , Kevin M. Boergens
    • , Michael Brecht
    •  & Moritz Helmstaedter

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