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    1. Neuroscience

    Study suggests link between unexplained miscarriages and how women perceive men’s body odour

    Women who have had repeated and unexplained pregnancy loss have an altered perception and brain response to men’s body odour.
    1. Neuroscience

    Computer model explains altered decision making in schizophrenia

    A computer brain circuit that can gather evidence and make decisions has revealed a potential mechanism for how decision making becomes altered in psychiatric disease.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Study highlights lack of evidence for plasticity-led evolution in lizards

    Recent findings suggest the repeated evolution of similar traits in island lizards was not channelled by developmental responses to the environment, as commonly thought.
  1. Initiative for Open Abstracts launches to promote discovery of research

    A new cross-publisher initiative calls for unrestricted availability of abstracts to boost the discovery of research.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    New tool mimics human skin to allow detailed study of mosquito biting

    Researchers develop a human skin mimic to study mosquito biting in high resolution without using humans as ‘bait’.
    1. Neuroscience

    How night vision is maintained during retinal degenerative disease

    New findings in mice could inform novel treatment strategies for diseases that cause blindness.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    ‘Cheater mitochondria’ may profit from cellular stress coping mechanisms

    Interactions between evolutionary pressures at the cellular and environmental level may enable cheating mitochondria to persist despite potential harm to individual organisms.
    1. Medicine

    COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes

    A review of mechanisms linking obesity and diabetes to COVID-19 suggests that interactions between the virus and existing bacterial conditions could explain disease severity.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Rising temperatures could shift US West Nile virus transmission

    New model suggests climate change may increase the areas in the US with optimal temperatures for West Nile virus transmission.
  2. Media Coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in August 2020, including Forbes, the New York Post and the Daily Express.

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