JournalFeeds

The parenting hub of the hypothalamus is a focus of imprinted gene action

Authors: Matthew J. Higgs, et al. Citation: Higgs MJ, Webberley AE, Allan AJ, Talat M, John RM, Isles AR (2023) The parenting hub of the hypothalamus is a focus of imprinted gene action. PLoS Genet 19(10): e1010961. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1010961 Editor: Marisa S. Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES Received: April 19, 2023; Accepted: September 7, 2023;…

Read More
JournalFeeds

Honey bees and social wasps reach convergent architectural solutions to nest-building problems

Authors: Michael L. Smith , et al. Abstract The hexagonal cells built by honey bees and social wasps are an example of adaptive architecture; hexagons minimize material use, while maximizing storage space and structural stability. Hexagon building evolved independently in the bees and wasps, but in some species of both groups, the hexagonal cells are…

Read More
JournalFeeds

Dimethyl itaconate ameliorates the deficits of goal-directed behavior in Toxoplasma gondii infected mice

Authors: Yongshuai Wu , et al. Abstract Background The neurotrophic parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) has been implicated as a risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases. However, there is only limited information concerning its underlying mechanism and therapeutic strategy. Here, we investigated the effects of T. gondii chronic infection on the goal-directed cognitive behavior in mice….

Read More
JournalFeeds

Learning to predict future locations with internally generated theta sequences

Authors: Eloy Parra-Barrero, et al. Citation: Parra-Barrero E, Cheng S (2023) Learning to predict future locations with internally generated theta sequences. PLoS Comput Biol 19(5): e1011101. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011101 Editor: Daniel Bush, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM Received: December 16, 2022; Accepted: April 13, 2023; Published: May 12, 2023 Copyright: © 2023 Parra-Barrero, Cheng. This is an…

Read More
JournalFeeds

Ecological interactions of sand flies, hosts, and Leishmania panamensis in an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia

Authors: Laura Posada-López , et al. Abstract Background The transmission dynamics of leishmaniasis are complex. There is also a lack of information about the ecological relationships between the vector/host/parasite at a more local and specific level. The Andean region concentrates more than 50% of Colombia’s cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) cases. The study of the ecological interactions…

Read More
JournalFeeds

Recalibrating the significance of the decline effect in fish ocean acidification research

Authors: Andrew J. Esbaugh et al. The recently described decline effect in ocean acidification impacts on fish behaviour should not be equated with negligible effects. Here, existing mechanistic data are used to argue for continued research and cautions against “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Citation: Esbaugh AJ (2023) Recalibrating the significance of the…

Read More
JournalFeeds

A multi-lab experimental assessment reveals that replicability can be improved by using empirical estimates of genotype-by-lab interaction

Authors: Iman Jaljuli , et al. Citation: Jaljuli I, Kafkafi N, Giladi E, Golani I, Gozes I, Chesler EJ, et al. (2023) A multi-lab experimental assessment reveals that replicability can be improved by using empirical estimates of genotype-by-lab interaction. PLoS Biol 21(5): e3002082. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002082 Academic Editor: Malcolm R. Macleod, University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM Received:…

Read More