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The Bacterial Flagellar Engine Has a Bidirectional Gearshift [Berg Lab]

Bacteria are a nanotechnological marvel. Consider the bacterium Escherichia coli as an example. Barely a millionth the size of a typical human (E. coli is a rod-shaped cell…

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Needleman Lab Study Named “MBoC Paper of the Year”

The editorial board of the journal The Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) chose a study led by Che-Hang Yu (Applied Physics, Ph.D. ‘19) and MCB and Applied…

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How Does the Brain Orchestrate Learning from Reward? [Uchida Lab]

Animals learn a variety of actions; they can flexibly learn a new action or modify a learned action depending on a specific situation. They can also learn a…

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Always Checking Errors in Brains and Machines [Uchida Lab]

The last several years have seen remarkable developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Computers can now play complex video games such as Pac-Man, Space Invader, and even StarCraft II…

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RNA Structure Prediction Using Positive and Negative Evolutionary Information [Rivas Lab]

Many functional RNAs adopt structures specific to their function that have been conserved throughout evolution. Knowing the structure of a conserved RNA is an important step towards elucidating…

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Investigating How the Octopus ‘Tastes’ by Touch [Bellono Lab]

Octopuses are invertebrates known for their advanced intelligence and sophisticated foraging (or escape!) behaviors. These features are facilitated by a peripherally-distributed nervous system that enables advanced sensation and…

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A New View of Mitotic Chromosomes [Kleckner Lab]

Inheritance at the cellular level rests on the fact that one progenitor cell produces two identical daughter cells.  The chromosomes are replicated and then, for each chromosome, the…

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To the 3D Genome and Beyond

Three-dimensional organization of the human genome regulates many cellular functions. The authors characterized the first high-resolution 3D structures of full-length human chromosomes using a multiplexed imaging platform to…

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Moving in the Dark: Primary Visual Cortex Encodes Information 3D Orienting Movements of the Head

For the past half century, neuroscientists have seen the visual cortex as the part of the brain that processes imagery. Visual information enters the brain via the retina…

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