#1 Long fingers, long toes Darwin suggested that bipedal locomotion allowed our hands to evolve the necessary dexterity for tool handling, but a new study proposes that human hands and feet coevolved: Selection on the toes led to parallel changes in the hands.
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C. Rolian et al., "The coevolution of human hands and feet," linkurl:Evolution,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20624181?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 64:1558-68, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/dtwdymbjyqqds9t/id/4935958 Daniel Weinreich and David Rand, Brown University. ID: 4935958 #2 New targets for hypertension Mice lacking the ability to oxidize fatty acids do not develop abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, suggesting new potential therapeutic targets for hypertension. G. Sutendra et al., "Fatty acid oxidation and malonyl-CoA decarboxylase in the vascular remodeling of pulmonary hypertension," linkurl:Sci Transl Med,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20702857?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 2:44ra58, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/rdqllbs8tj1drv0/id/4956956 Vincenzo Lionetti and Fabio Recchia, New York Medical College. ID: 4956956 #3 Feeling blue, seeing gray...
E. Bubl et al., "Seeing gray when feeling blue? Depression can be measured in the eye of the diseased," linkurl:Biol Psychiatry,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20359698?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 68:205-8, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/6kmq41bf7hvt7cm/id/4916985 Eric Stone, New York University Langone School of Medicine. ID: 4916985 #4 Chaperones speed evolutionE. coliD. Bogumil and T. Dagan, "Chaperonin-dependent accelerated substitution rates in prokaryotes," linkurl:Genome Biol Evol,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20660111?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 2:602-8, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/f96w50f1q151mpv/id/4886956 William Martin, University of Duesseldorf, Germany. ID: 4886956 #5 Animal extremists pose risk D.L. Ringach and J.D. Jentsch, "We must face the threats," linkurl:J Neurosci,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/19759288?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 29:11417-8, 2009. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/1z85byf2f5tjjrd/id/1164890 Matteo Carandini, University College London; S. Murray Sherman, University of Chicago, et al. (17 evaluators). ID: 1164890 #6 Silencing sequencing noiseP.L. Auer and R.W. Doerge, "Statistical design and analysis of RNA sequencing data," linkurl:Genetics,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20439781?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 185:405-16, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/s6mp9l51601573x/id/4930969 Stuart Macdonald, University of Kansas. ID: 4930969 #7 Making synthetic antibodies S. Birtalan et al., "The functional capacity of the natural amino acids for molecular recognition," linkurl:Mol Biosyst,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/20383388?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctndukemlib 6:1186-94, 2010. linkurl:Eval by;http://f1000biology.com/article/26d0yfdw2qlnjgz/id/4916956 Gideon Schreiber, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. ID: 4916956

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