Table of Contents: November 2004


The Eungella torrent frog (Taudactylus eungellensis).

Image Credit: Photograph provided by Richard Retallick, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
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In Queensland, Australia, catastrophic population declines in the mid-1980s pushed the Eungella Torrent Frog, Taudactylus eungellensis, to the verge of extinction. Surviving populations have now been shown to persist with stable endemic infections of the pathogenic chytrid fungus that is thought to have caused the frogs' decline. (See Retallick, et al.)


Hemispheric Asymmetries in Biodiversity—A Serious Matter for Ecology

Steven L Chown, Brent J Sinclair, Hans P Leinaas, Kevin J Gaston


Nicotine as Therapy

Tabitha M Powledge

Book Review/Science in the Media


Peter Dayan

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Research Articles

Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress in DJ-1-Deficient Dopamine Neurons: An ES- Derived Cell Model of Primary Parkinsonism

Cecile Martinat, Shoshana Shendelman, Alan Jonason, Thomas Leete, M. Flint Beal, Lichuan Yang, Thomas Floss, Asa Abeliovich

Unanticipated Antigens: Translation Initiation at CUG with Leucine

Susan R Schwab, Jessica A Shugart, Tiffany Horng, Subramaniam Malarkannan, Nilabh Shastri

Developmental Context Determines Latency of MYC-Induced Tumorigenesis

Shelly Beer, Anders Zetterberg, Rebecca A Ihrie, Ryan A McTaggart, Qiwei Yang, Nicole Bradon, Constadina Arvanitis, Laura D Attardi, Sandy Feng, Boris Ruebner, Robert D Cardiff, Dean W Felsher

EGF Signal Propagation during C. elegans Vulval Development Mediated by ROM-1 Rhomboid

Amit Dutt, Stefano Canevascini, Erika Froehli-Hoier, Alex Hajnal

BMP Receptor Signaling Is Required for Postnatal Maintenance of Articular Cartilage

Ryan B Rountree, Michael Schoor, Hao Chen, Melissa E Marks, Vincent Harley, Yuji Mishina, David M Kingsley

Whole-Genome Analysis of Temporal Gene Expression during Foregut Development

Jeb Gaudet, Srikanth Muttumu, Michael Horner, Susan E Mango

Human MicroRNA Targets

Bino John, Anton J Enright, Alexei Aravin, Thomas Tuschl, Chris Sander, Debora S Marks

Dictyostelium Myosin Bipolar Thick Filament Formation: Importance of Charge and Specific Domains of the Myosin Rod

Daniel Hostetter, Sarah Rice, Sara Dean, David Altman, Peggy M McMahon, Shirley Sutton, Ashutosh Tripathy, James A Spudich

BMAL1 and CLOCK, Two Essential Components of the Circadian Clock, Are Involved in Glucose Homeostasis

R. Daniel Rudic, Peter McNamara, Anne-Maria Curtis, Raymond C Boston, Satchidananda Panda, John B Hogenesch, Garret A FitzGerald

Motifs in Brain Networks

Olaf Sporns, Rolf Kötter

Representation of Attended Versus Remembered Locations in Prefrontal Cortex

Mikhail A Lebedev, Adam Messinger, Jerald D Kralik, Steven P Wise

Tuberculous Granuloma Formation Is Enhanced by a Mycobacterium Virulence Determinant

Hannah E Volkman, Hilary Clay, Dana Beery, Jennifer C. W Chang, David R Sherman, Lalita Ramakrishnan

The Risk of a Mosquito-Borne Infectionin a Heterogeneous Environment

David L Smith, Jonathan Dushoff, F. Ellis McKenzie

Genetic Analysis of Lice Supports Direct Contact between Modern and Archaic Humans

David L Reed, Vincent S Smith, Shaless L Hammond, Alan R Rogers, Dale H Clayton