Cover: Time projection image of the cellular membrane of Amoeba proteus obtained by a light-sheet microscope. Taniguchi et al. developed a polka dot membrane stain method and showed asymmetric cellular membrane dynamics between the dorsal and ventral sides. Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
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A YEAR AT THE FOREFRONT
A Year at the Forefront of Proteostasis and Aging
Summary: This A Year at the Forefront Review summarises key findings and new datasets in the intersection of proteostasis and aging, with a focus on articles and preprints published between November 2021 and October 2022.
FUTURE LEADER REVIEW
The factory, the antenna and the scaffold: the three-way interplay between the Golgi, cilium and extracellular matrix underlying tissue function
Summary: This review aims to consider the reciprocal relationship between the Golgi, cilium and ECM in tissue biology and highlights the need for more integrated studies in this field.
Light-sheet microscopy reveals dorsoventral asymmetric membrane dynamics of Amoeba proteus during pressure-driven locomotion
Summary: Amoeba proteus exhibits dorsoventral asymmetric membrane dynamics during pressure-driven amoeboid locomotion.
Holding time has limited impact on constitutive innate immune function in a long-lived Antarctic seabird, the Adélie penguin: implications for field studies
Summary: No evidence found for the impact of handling duration on constitutive innate immune function in breeding Adélie penguins.
Deep learning enabled multi-organ segmentation of mouse embryos
Summary: We present a new open source, deep learning-enabled tool, Mouse Embryo Multi-Organ Segmentation (MEMOS), to estimate the segmentation of 50 anatomical structures from microCT scans of embryonic mice.
Geographic variation in bacterial assemblages on cane toad skin is influenced more by local environments than by evolved changes in host traits
Summary: Although multiple phenotypic traits have evolved in cane toads across their invaded range in Australia, divergences among toads in skin bacterial communities are more affected by local environments than by evolved shifts in the hosts.
Development of the dictyostelid Polysphondylium violaceum does not require secreted cAMP
Summary: Despite evidence that secreted cAMP is widely used by most Dictyostelia to control morphogenesis and cell differentiation, Polysphondylium violaceum does not require genes responsible for detection, synthesis and degradation of secreted cAMP
Splashed E-box and AP-1 motifs cooperatively drive regeneration response and shape regeneration abilities
Summary: This study revealed that the regeneration-response enhancers are composed of two transcription factor-binding motifs. Two activating signals evoked by the injuries ensure the fidelity of gene response.
Home ranges, directionality and the influence of moon phases on the movement ecology of Indian flying fox males in southern India
Summary: Using GPS telemetry, we mapped the home ranges and flight patterns of Pteropus giganteus males in southern India. We hope these data will also help conservation efforts.
The Forest of Biologists
We are excited to announce the launch of The Forest of Biologists, a new biodiversity initiative created with support from the Woodland Trust, aiming to counteract nature loss and safeguard some of the most critically endangered ecosystems for future generations. View our virtual forest here. For every Research Article and Review/Commentary article that is published in Biology Open, a native tree is planted in a forest in the UK.
Propose a new Workshop for 2025
Do you have an idea for a Workshop? We are now accepting proposals for our 2025 Biologists Workshops programme. As the scientific organiser, your involvement will be focused on the science. We'll take care of all the logistics. In 2025 we'll continue our efforts to diversify our Workshop programme and will be reserving one of our Workshops for an application from a Global South (GS) country to host an event overseas.
Resources for early-career researchers
BiO and our publisher The Company of Biologists offer a number of practical ways to help you meet the unique needs and challenges you may encounter as an early-career researcher (ECR). Visit our dedicated ECR webpage to find out more.
Have a paper that has been reviewed elsewhere? BiO is pleased to consider such manuscripts for fast-tracked decision making. Send us your manuscript together with the full set of reviews and decision letters, and we will make an initial decision in one week (or less).
Future Leader Reviews
BiO’s Future Leader Reviews help early-career researchers:
- Establish themselves in their field
- Find a foothold in a new area after a subject change post-PhD/postdoc
- Build their profile for grant, fellowship and job applications