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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Urinary metabolic ‘signatures’ predict diet quality and metabolic health in European children

    New evidence supports public health efforts to recommend following a Mediterranean diet and limiting the consumption of processed foods in childhood.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    Combined 3D modelling technique predicts abnormal heart rhythms in patients with genetic heart disease

    A new, personalised heart modelling approach can predict abnormal heart rhythms and risk of sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and may help determine who might benefit from a defibrillator.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Pre-existing immune cells can predict early response to hepatitis B vaccine

    Immunosequencing of T cells, combined with machine learning techniques, may enable scientists to predict which patients will have early, strong protection against hepatitis B infection following vaccination.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Ecology

    How a contagious cancer spread among clams

    Researchers have confirmed that contagious blood cancers can spread between different species of clams, raising concerns about the potential ecological threat posed by these diseases.
  1. Media Coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2021, including Nature, National Geographic and Al Jazeera.
  2. Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2021, including The New York Times, The Indian Express and The Guardian.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    How transparency in butterflies and moths helps ward off predators

    A study suggests that some butterfly and moth species may have evolved transparent patches on their wings as a dual defence system, and reveals an unexpected diversity of structures that enable this transparency.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Energy-saving strategy helps hummingbirds fuel their long migrations

    Ruby-throated hummingbirds redeploy an energy-saving strategy they use to survive overnight without food to build energy stores for migration.
  3. Research funders invest in ‘publish, then review’ model for science publishing

    New investment from eLife’s funder-partners reflects their commitment to transforming research communication.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Effort to repeat key cancer biology experiments reveals challenges and opportunities to improve replicability

    A large-scale systematic investigation to replicate high-impact, preclinical cancer biology experiments identified barriers to conducting replications and observed weaker evidence for the findings compared with the original experiments. Unnecessary friction in the research process may be slowing the advancement of knowledge, solutions and treatments.

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