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  1. Micropeptide restores heart function in mice

    A micropeptide molecule that reverses structural and functional changes in the heart could be a promising target for gene therapy.
  2. Oldest fossil of a flying squirrel sheds new light on its evolutionary tree

    New study suggests prehistoric giant flying squirrels roamed present-day Catalonia, Spain, earlier than previously thought and changed very little in almost 12 million years.
  3. Gene signature predicts outcome after spinal cord injury

    A system-level analysis of differential gene expression after spinal cord injury in humans and animal models reveals gene signatures that can predict functional recovery.
  4. Media coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2018, including The Times, Xinhua and Quartz.
  5. Jumping genes work together to control programmed deletion in the genome

    A family of molecules in single-celled animals called ciliates work together to carry out programmed DNA elimination during reproduction.
  6. Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species

    Researchers highlight the need to increase genetic diversity among staghorn corals to prevent further loss in the Florida Reef Tract, US.
  7. New insight on rotavirus mechanics could lead to improved treatments

    First-of-its-kind study on rotavirus mechanics could aid in the development of novel treatments against infection.
  8. Prenatal exposure to cannabis impacts sociability of male offspring only

    Study reveals sex-specific effects of prenatal cannabinoid exposure on adult offspring and identifies potential new therapeutic strategies.
  9. Pain response in babies’ brains controlled in ‘similar way to adults’

    New findings suggest functional connectivity within a specific neural network can help dampen newborn infants’ brain activity in response to pain.
  10. Media coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in August 2018, including Fox News, the Irish Examiner and National Geographic.

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