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    1. Neuroscience

    Can we develop new topical drugs by learning how our skin communicates with the nervous system?

    Researchers shed new light on the communication between our skin, nerve cells and brain that gives us our sense of touch.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Genetic analysis predicts future threat from MERS virus

    While Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) does not appear to present an imminent global threat, researchers encourage continued genomic surveillance of the virus.
  1. eLife welcomes early-career researcher to its Board of Directors

    The new board member will help oversee the strategic direction of eLife and support the organisation in its mission.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cancer Biology

    Study finds cancer cells manipulate fat metabolism for survival

    Discovery of new survival strategy in tumour cells reveals potential drug target for future cancer treatments.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    New insight into unique plant chemical could inform future drug development

    Study addresses the question of how natural plant chemicals called glucosinolates evolve the ability to interact with genes in humans.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Live 3D imaging highlights cellular activity during embryonic heart development

    Imaging technique reveals three phases of heart-tube formation in mouse embryos, and could help increase our understanding of normal heart development and how abnormalities occur in newborns.
    1. Ecology

    Scientists show migration boosts survival in songbirds

    Study provides important new insights on the evolution of migration in blackbirds.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    New gene expression analysis paves way for improved disease diagnosis and treatment

    Study provides new insight on the deficiency of a biological process called oxidative phosphorylation and could aid in future diagnosis and treatment strategies.
  2. eLife welcomes the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as a new funder-partner

    Leading Swedish research funder joins nonprofit coalition.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    New model of newborn gut development reveals crucial role of microbiota

    A new system reproduces the physiology of the immature human intestine, enabling research into a range of host-microbe interactions to understand their role in health and disease.

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