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375 Clement, V. | Sanchez, P. | de Tribolet, N. | Radovanovic, I. | Ruiz i Altaba, A. HEDGEHOG-GLI1 Signaling Regulates Human Glioma Growth, Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal, and Tumorigenicity Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2007-01-23, Pages 165-172 339 Bommer, G.T. | Gerin, I. | Feng, Y. | Kaczorowski, A.J. | Kuick, R. | Love, R.E. | Zhai, Y. | Giordano, T.J. | Qin, Z.S. | Moore, B.B. | MacDougald, O.A. | Cho, K.R. | Fearon, E.R. p53-Mediated Activation of miRNA34 Candidate Tumor-Suppressor Genes Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 15, 2007-08-07, Pages 1298-1307 250 LeDoux, J. The amygdala Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 20, 2007-10-23, Pages R868-R874 244 Hughes, T.P. | Rodrigues, M.J. | Bellwood, D.R. | Ceccarelli, D. | Hoegh-Guldberg, O. | McCook, L. | Moltschaniwskyj, N. | Pratchett, M.S. | Steneck, R.S. | Willis, B. Phase Shifts, Herbivory, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs to Climate Change Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2007-02-20, Pages 360-365 240 Lénárt, P. | Petronczki, M. | Steegmaier, M. | Di Fiore, B. | Lipp, J.J. | Hoffmann, M. | Rettig, W.J. | Kraut, N. | Peters, J.-M. The Small-Molecule Inhibitor BI 2536 Reveals Novel Insights into Mitotic Roles of Polo-like Kinase 1 Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2007-02-20, Pages 304-315 234 Haynes, J.-D. | Sakai, K. | Rees, G. | Gilbert, S. | Frith, C. | Passingham, R.E. Reading Hidden Intentions in the Human Brain Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2007-02-20, Pages 323-328 234 Steegmaier, M. | Hoffmann, M. | Baum, A. | Lénárt, P. | Petronczki, M. | Krššák, M. | Gürtler, U. | Garin-Chesa, P. | Lieb, S. | Quant, J. | Grauert, M. | Adolf, G.R. | Kraut, N. | Peters, J.-M. | Rettig, W.J. BI 2536, a Potent and Selective Inhibitor of Polo-like Kinase 1, Inhibits Tumor Growth In Vivo Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2007-02-20, Pages 316-322 223 Scott, R.C. | Juhász, G. | Neufeld, T.P. Direct Induction of Autophagy by Atg1 Inhibits Cell Growth and Induces Apoptotic Cell Death Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 1, 2007-01-09, Pages 1-11 215 Stadtfeld, M. | Brennand, K. | Hochedlinger, K. Reprogramming of Pancreatic β Cells into Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 12, 2008-06-25, Pages 890-894 201 Dhonukshe, P. | Aniento, F. | Hwang, I. | Robinson, D.G. | Mravec, J. | Stierhof, Y.-D. | Friml, J. Clathrin-Mediated Constitutive Endocytosis of PIN Auxin Efflux Carriers in Arabidopsis Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 6, 2007-03-20, Pages 520-527
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1 Joshua N. Bembenek | Koen J.C. Verbrugghe | Jayshree Khanikar | Györgyi Csankovszki | Raymond C. Chan Condensin and the Spindle Midzone Prevent Cytokinesis Failure Induced by Chromatin Bridges in C. elegans Embryos Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 2 Ori Ossmy | Rani Moran | Thomas Pfeffer | Konstantinos Tsetsos | Marius Usher | Tobias H. Donner The Timescale of Perceptual Evidence Integration Can Be Adapted to the Environment Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 3 Albert Snowball | Ilias Tachtsidis | Tudor Popescu | Jacqueline Thompson | Margarete Delazer | Laura Zamarian | Tingting Zhu | Roi Cohen Kadosh Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 4 Jingjing Liu | Sheng Zhong | Xinyang Guo | Lihong Hao | Xiaolin Wei | Qingpei Huang | Yingnan Hou | Jiao Shi | Chaoyang Wang | Hongya Gu | Li-Jia Qu Membrane-Bound RLCKs LIP1 and LIP2 Are Essential Male Factors Controlling Male-Female Attraction in Arabidopsis Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 5 Jessica X. Brooks | Kathleen E. Cullen The Primate Cerebellum Selectively Encodes Unexpected Self-Motion Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 6 Hugo Hofhuis | Marta Laskowski | Yujuan Du | Kalika Prasad | Stephen Grigg | Violaine Pinon | Ben Scheres Phyllotaxis and Rhizotaxis in Arabidopsis Are Modified by Three PLETHORA Transcription Factors Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 7 Daniel E. Conway | Mark T. Breckenridge | Elizabeth Hinde | Enrico Gratton | Christopher S. Chen | Martin A. Schwartz Fluid Shear Stress on Endothelial Cells Modulates Mechanical Tension across VE-Cadherin and PECAM-1 Current Biology, Available online 16 May 2013 8 Takashi Murayama | Jun Takayama | Mayuki Fujiwara | Ichiro N. Maruyama Environmental Alkalinity Sensing Mediated by the Transmembrane Guanylyl Cyclase GCY-14 in C. elegans Current Biology, Available online 9 May 2013 9 Waleed Nasser | Balaji Santhanam | Edward Roshan Miranda | Anup Parikh | Kavina Juneja | Gregor Rot | Chris Dinh | Rui Chen | Blaz Zupan | Gad Shaulsky | Adam Kuspa Bacterial Discrimination by Dictyostelid Amoebae Reveals the Complexity of Ancient Interspecies Interactions Current Biology, Available online 9 May 2013 10 Emma V. Kennedy | Chris T. Perry | Paul R. Halloran | Roberto Iglesias-Prieto | Christine H.L. Schönberg | Max Wisshak | Armin U. Form | Juan P. Carricart-Ganivet | Maoz Fine | C. Mark Eakin | Peter J. Mumby Avoiding Coral Reef Functional Collapse Requires Local and Global Action Current Biology, Available online 9 May 2013
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