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Interview | New species of harlequin toad (Atelopus) described, raising concerns for its conservation

An Interview with Rafael F. Jorge from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil. Today we wanted to discuss with Rafael F. Jorge about his recently published paper in Diversity, where Miquéias Ferrão, Albertina P. Lima, and himself describe a new species of Atelopus from the lowlands of Central Amazonia in the region of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. […]

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MDPI Awards: recognition and funding for scientific advancement

Since MDPI’s award scheme was set up in 2016, a total of 550 prizes have been granted. In order to acknowledge the talent of the academics who publish in our many journals, and with a view to inspiring and supporting the academic community, we allocate these awards to outline the impacts that various individual works […]

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Meiofauna Life on Loggerhead Sea Turtles—Diversely Structured Abundance and Biodiversity Hotspots That Challenge the Meiofauna Paradox

This interesting article, written by Jeroen Ingels, Yirina Valdes et al., and published in Diversity in May 2020, has contributed to increasing knowledge about the relationship between sea turtles and the meiofauna on its carapaces. The main topics of this research have attracted the social and other media attention, being in the top 5% of […]

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Hybrids by Accident: The Researchers Story Behind the Breakthrough

Article: Hybridization of Russian Sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, Brandt and Ratzeberg, 1833) and American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula, Walbaum 1792) and Evaluation of Their Progeny The article written by Jenő Káldy and colleagues, published in Genes earlier this year, brought the attention of many media outlets and social media with titles like “Scientists accidentally create new fish […]

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Physical Activity and Brain Health: An Interview with Italia Di Liegro

Prof. Italia Di Liegro, Editorial Board Member of Genes, who recently edited the Special Issue "Genetic and Epigenetic Modulation of Cell Functions by Physical Exercise", started her scientific career at the University of Palermo, where she studied chromatin structure and proteins, such as histone variants H3.3 and H1.0. In 2005, she was appointed Full Professor […]

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Viruses 2020 – Novel Concepts in Virology: Another Success!

On 5–7 February 2020, Viruses organized the third edition of its international conference in Barcelona, this year named Viruses 2020 - Novel Concepts in Virology. It was a three-day event that congregated 240 experts from 36 countries. The conference was chaired by Dr. Eric O. Freed from the NIH – Frederick, USA, and Dr. Albert […]

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And as such, my first first-author paper (a review) is published! Functional Characteristics and Regulated Expression of Alternatively Spliced Tissue Factor: An Update This review is part of a special issue on tissue factor in malignancy.