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  1. Deep sea in deep trouble?

    Current Biology 25(21) (2015)

    Ahead of the imminent start of the industrial exploitation of deep sea resources, an EU report finds that scientific knowledge and understanding of this environment and its ecosystems still fall short of what would be needed for a sustainable use. Michael Gross reports.
  2. All Spiking, Sustained ON Displaced Amacrine Cells Receive Gap-Junction Input from Melanopsin Ganglion Cells

    Current Biology 25(21):2878 (2015)

  3. An S-Acylation Switch of Conserved G Domain Cysteines Is Required for Polarity Signaling by ROP GTPases

    Current Biology 25(21):2875 (2015)

  4. The Role of Recent Admixture in Forming the Contemporary West Eurasian Genomic Landscape

    Current Biology 25(21):2878 (2015)

  5. Tatsuo Fukagawa

    Current Biology 25(21):R1021 (2015)

    Tatsuo Fukagawa studies centromeres and kinetochores at the Graduate School of Frontier Bioscience in Osaka University.
  6. Eric Davidson (1937–2015)

    Current Biology 25(20):R968 (2015)

    Douglas Erwin on the life and science of Eric Davidson.
  7. Rapid tree carbon stock recovery in managed Amazonian forests

    Current Biology 25(20):2738 (2015)

  8. Onur Güntürkün

    Current Biology 25(20):R970 (2015)

    Onur Güntürkün in Q&A.
  9. Can we change our predatory ways?

    Current Biology 25(20):R965 (2015)

    As a top predator using rifles and harpoons, humans are shaping ecosystems in a unique way, often killing the wrong animals for the wrong reasons. Considering the ongoing crises of mass extinction and climate change, which is boosted by meat farming, we should employ our species-defini...
  10. The race to decode life

    Current Biology 25(19):R815 (2015)

  11. How life shaped Earth

    Current Biology 25(19):R847 (2015)

    Earth is much more complex than all the other solar system objects that we know. Thanks to its rich and diverse geology, our planet can offer habitats to a wide range of living species. Emerging insights suggest that this is not just a happy coincidence, but that life itself has in man...
  12. A re-examination of the pollinator crisis

    Current Biology 25(19):R811 (2015)

    Reports of colony collapse disorder in bees and studies showing the toxicity of neonicotinoid pesticides have led to claims that we are experiencing a pollinator crisis. As Cyrus Martin reports, however, the issue is complex with threats to bees being multifold and the status of popula...
  13. A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth

    Current Biology 25(19):2597 (2015)

  14. Tim Birkhead

    Current Biology 25(19):R817 (2015)

    Tim Birkhead in Q&A
  15. What should we be doing about global warming?

    Current Biology 25(18):R778 (2015)

  16. Peter Reddien

    Current Biology 25(18):R779 (2015)

    An interview with Peter Reddien, who studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control regeneration, using planarians as a model system.
  17. Intelligent life without bones

    Current Biology 25(18):R775 (2015)

    The first genome sequence of a cephalopod species, together with comprehensive functional annotation, offers a glimpse at how nature achieved complex functions and indeed intelligence in a lineage independent of vertebrates. It thus allows a more general view on complex life that could...
  18. Uncertainty in the timing of origin of animals and the limits of precision in molecular timescales

    Current Biology (2015)

    The timing of divergences among metazoan lineages is integral to understanding the processes of animal evolution, placing the biological events of species divergences into the correct geological time frame. Recent fossil discoveries and molecular clock dating studies have suggested a d...
  19. Binocular visual responses in primate lateral geniculate nucleus

    Current Biology (2015)

    The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) in carnivores and primates is a laminated structure, where each layer gets visual input from only one eye [1, 2]. By contrast, in rodents such as mice and rats the dLGN is not overtly laminated, the retinal terminals from the two eyes are on...
  20. Plant Phototropic Growth

    Current Biology 25(9):R384 (2015) PMID 25942556

    Plants are photoautotrophic sessile organisms that use environmental cues to optimize multiple facets of growth and development. A classic example is phototropism — in shoots this is typically positive, leading to growth towards the light, while roots frequently show negative phototrop...