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The image on this frontispiece shows a schematic of the human brain surrounded by choanoflagellates, filastereans, ichthyosporeans (the closest unicellular relatives of animals), sponges and ctenophores (early branching animals). Recent work highlights how these different, but extremely important organisms provide us with a new understanding on the evolutionary origin of synapses and neurons , as summarized in article 1700024 by Pawel Burkhardt and Simon G. Sprecher. Cover design: Davis Laundon (Source: BioEssays)


Many strains of human viruses, including HCV, HIV1, and a number of Adeno‐, Pox‐ and Herpesviruses, including CMV, encode the substrates for mammalian prenylation enzymes. As discussed by Marakasova et al. in article number 1700014, prenylation suppression by FT/GGT and FPPS inhibitors as well as the statins has antiviral effects, which may be especially pronounced in case of African Swine Fever virus. [Image credits are to Alexandra Filatova and Dr. Mikhail Skoblov (Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Moscow)]. (Source: BioEssays)


Roles of PTEN in DNA replication. In article number 1700082, Hou et al. discuss how PTEN, a tumor suppressor, guards the genome. The cover shows the multiple mechanisms by which PTEN ensures faithful genome duplication. PTEN promotes unperturbed baseline progression of DNA replication forks, enforces helicase‐polymerase coupling, protects ssDNA, and facilitate stalled fork recovery. (Source: BioEssays)

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How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef, PubMed, or ISI Web of Knowledge), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "BioEssays" (all one word, no spaces or punctuation).

A week ago we mentioned the new paper published recently in the journal BioEssays which argues rather conclusively that deep-sea thermal vents and not “primordial soup” can better explain the origins of life. (See .)

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The ability to survive desiccation is a rare, but widespread trait found in at least some organisms within every kingdom of life. An enigmatic group of proteins, intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), have emerged as hallmarks of desiccation tolerance. As discussed by Boothby and Pielak in article number 1700119, how IDPs mediate survival during drying is unknown, but uncovering their mechanism(s) of protection is essential for understanding this enigmatic phenomenon. (Source: BioEssays)


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The conclusions of the first meeting of EcoGenes "Genetics and Genomics in Wildlife Studies" have been published online in BioEssays on 5 JAN 2012, before inclusion in an issue (Volume 34, Issue 03, March 2012). Among the authors of "Genetics and genomics in wildlife studies: Implications for ecology, evolution, and conservation biology", three of the hired researchers.

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molecular – cellular – biomedical – physiology – translational research – systemsBioEssays is a review-and-discussion journal publishing novel insights, forward-looking reviews and commentaries in contemporary biology with a molecular, genetic, cellular, or physiological dimension. A further aim is to emphasise transdisciplinarity and integrative biology in the context of organismal studies, systems approaches, through to ecosystems where appropriate. The journal has three main sections: Insights & Perspectives (for ideas, hypotheses and commentaries), Prospects & Overviews (for review-style articles) and Reports & Opinion (for meeting reports, book reviews and letters to the Editor). The Prospects & Overviews section contains mini-reviews highlighting very recent research articles, and longer papers that present a field, its developments and prospects for a broad readership; we also welcome methods papers (including presentation of new model systems) under the rubric Methods, Models & Techniques. The journal's insightful analysis makes it essential reading for professional researchers (from basic research through to medically-related fields), as well as an invaluable tool for lecturers and students.

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Three distinct explanatory models are described which underpin the relationship between the cultural authority of science and public trust. This essay describes how current discourses framed around how the enterprise of science is undertaken; damage these models, diminishing knowledge–attitudes, alienating the public while reducing the cultural meaning of science. (Source: BioEssays)