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Unrolled view of the embryo showing the expression pattern of the genes sna and eve

A two-tier junctional mechanism drives composite morphogenesis

Morphogenesis is the process through which tissue shape is remodeled to give form to life during embryo development…

C. albicans biofilm

Candida biofilms: similar phenotypes through different regulatory mechanisms

Candida species are among the most important fungal pathogens. The colonization of the human body by these…

A novel mechanism of synaptic plasticity

Oil droplets in water support learning and memory

Upon addition of calcium ions, a solution of purified synaptic proteins can spontaneously form condensate, in a manner…

Agama atra Lizard

How lizards change their colour

While much is known about the structural mechanisms leading to colouration, much less is known about the cascade from…

Human skull

Ancient DNA reveals the path to modern humans

HFSP Long-Term Fellow David Gokhman and colleagues from Stanford University and UCSF shed light on how modern humans…

Four spike proteins

Revealing the invisibility cloak of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, conceals itself with an …

Hawkmoth

Moths use active tactile sensing to target the tiny nectary hole in flowers

The ability of insect pollinators to find and exploit floral resources is essential for the ecosystem services of…

The Grey Mouse Lemur

The same vision for all primates

The world’s smallest primate reveals the incredible preservation of our visual system through millions of years of…

Drosophila females modify their egg-lay in the presence of a parasitic wasp

How do fruit flies avoid parasitic wasps?

In nature, fruit flies are at high risk of parasitic infection by different wasp species. Threat recognition and…

Mig-1 expression in the QR.pa daughters

Getting to the right place in a developing larva

In a developing roundworm, a particular cell migrates from the tail to the head and stops based on its own internal…

Common vampire bat

Looking for zoonotic needles in a viral haystack

Wild animals are typically infected by many viruses simultaneously. Only a small minority of these are likely to cause…

36 hours after the shoot apex emergence from the shoot apical meristem

Nuclear mechanics at the organ-meristem boundary

The emergence of plant shoot organs involves various signaling pathways including hormone, gene and microRNA regulation…