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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Eggshells of large, flightless birds evolved along different tracks

    Studying the evolution of eggshells in living and extinct flightless birds such as emus and ostriches may provide insights on the evolution of some egg-laying dinosaurs.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    ‘Friend or foe’ bacteria kill their algal hosts when coexisting is no longer beneficial

    A study sheds new light on chemical processes that cause marine bacteria to switch from coexistence with an algae host to killer mode.
    1. Medicine
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Study shows effect of sex and prior exposure on vaccine immune responses

    An individual’s response to immune challenges is jointly influenced by their sex and prior exposure to the same or similar pathogens.
  1. Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2022, including National Geographic, The Scientist and
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Cells’ circadian clock keeps ticking over even during starvation

    Researchers show that the circadian clock helps cells maintain and recover their normal physiology during and after prolonged starvation.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Child body weight has limited effects on mood and behavioural disorders, study suggests

    A study finds that childhood body mass index is unlikely to strongly affect children’s depression, anxiety or ADHD symptoms when parents’ genetics are accounted for.
  2. Media coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2022, including, GenomeWeb and Quanta Magazine.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Scientists identify multiple cell types that may contribute to treatment resistance in prostate cancer

    Researchers have characterised the interactions between cell-intrinsic and microenvironmental elements that underlie the development and growth of prostate cancer, and eventual resistance to treatment.
  3. Funders support use of reviewed preprints in research assessment

    Funders and other research organisations are embracing reviewed preprints as an alternative way to assess researchers, and call on others to do the same.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    New antimalarial drug requires higher doses to cure infection

    Researchers analysing clinical trial data for the new antimalarial drug tafenoquine find that higher doses are needed to achieve cure reliably.

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