This Week in Cell

In Cell this week, a team led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that the mitochondrial deacetylase "Sirt3 is an essential player in enhancing the mitochondrial glutathione antioxidant defense system" during caloric restriction in mice, and that consequently, it "slows the progression of age-related hearing loss." The team found that, in wild-type mice, caloric restriction "reduces oxidative DNA damage in multiple tissues and prevents AHL," but it does not do so in

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.