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June 2024

Biology Open (BiO) is an Open Access journal that publishes rigorously conducted high-quality research across the breadth of the biological and biomedical sciences. It provides timely, thorough, constructive and fair peer review, with a focus on supporting researchers and reducing the pain to publish.

Our international board of research-active academic Editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Daniel Gorelick, comprises leaders in their respective fields. The BiO team is committed to Open Access publishing as a mechanism to widen access, promote equality and ensure sustainability in publishing in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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Methods and Techniques

Rasmus Hejlesen and colleagues have developed a 3D-printed respirometer and swim tunnel system and used it for obtaining accurate measurement of standard metabolic rate (SMR) and maximal, aerobic metabolic rate (MMR) in zebrafish under rest and maximal exercise. 

Recently published in BiO

Cameron Confuorti and colleagues isolated sequenced and analysed microRNAs (miRNAs) from mouse mammary glands to provide new insights into the regulation of miRNAs by hormones throughout mammary gland development. 


 A micro-computed tomographic investigation was conducted on three feline humeri specimens to understand the peculiar supracondylar foramen, noticed in multiple species, and inspect it through an evolutionary lens.

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