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On #InternationalWomensDay we'd like to pause and celebrate just a small slice of the enormous contributions to science women have made here at SFI.

Read the thread below for links to some of their own favorite research papers, and a few nominated by other SFI faculty members:
First off, these papers on #FoodWebs led by our VP for #Science, Jennifer Dunne:

[@royalsociety Proceedings B]
royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rs…

[@PLOSBiology]
doi.org/10.1371/journa…

...and this interview she did for @QuantaMagazine:
quantamagazine.org/with-food-webs…

#Ecology #Ecologist
Next, two papers on how humans navigate and process #information co-authored by SFI External Prof @DaniSBassett (@Penn):

[@NatureHumBehav]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
blog.seas.upenn.edu/studying-hunte…

[@nature]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
penntoday.upenn.edu/news/what-do-b…
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Very excited to share our (@Landgraf10006, @cwbeetle, @CamZoology) @biorxivpreprint investigating reactive oxygen species as novel signals for activity-dependent structural #plasticity in the #Drosophila brain! It’s my first lead-author work! biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
Following increased neuronal activity, reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate homeostatic reductions in dendritic arbor size and branching complexity. Here, we implicate the NADPH oxidase Dual Oxidase (Duox) as the source of this ROS.
As Duox generates ROS extracellularly, we wondered if these ROS might need to re-enter the neuron for plasticity to occur. We hypothesized that aquaporin channel proteins might facilitate transmembrane ROS transport and found a requirement for 2 of 3 aquaporins tested.
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Meet Barbora Fulopova @BarbFulop, the PhD candidate at @WickingDementia @UTAS_ that is investigating how synaptic #plasticity changes in familial Alzheimer's Disease

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@AcademicChatter #neuroscience #medicalresearch #Alzheimers #synapse Image
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to continuously change its neural connections, which is necessary for storing new information. This phenomenon is crucial for key processes including memory formation, skill acquisition, learning & adapting to our ever-changing environment.
Barbora is a PhD student at @WickingDementia @UTAS_. Her research focus is on understanding how brain plasticity is derived, through studying neural synapses (junctions between cells which are communication hotspots) in neurons from a 🐭model of familial Alzheimer’s Disease. Image
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