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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Discovery of bacterial ancestor yields new insight on calcium channels

    A new ion channel identified in bacteria fills a missing link in the evolutionary history of ion channels in mammals.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    How malaria detects and shields itself from approaching immune cells

    New insight on how malaria cells shield themselves from destruction opens avenues for the development of novel antimalarial drugs.
  1. Media Coverage: January roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in January 2020, including The Times, Scientific American and Forbes.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Scientists develop first CRISPR-based gene drives for controlling dengue-carrying mosquitoes

    Recent findings could speed up the development of gene drives to safely control wild populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Study suggests taller young men may have lower dementia risk

    Being taller in young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia in men, even when cognitive reserve and family genetics are taken into account.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    How some butterflies developed the ability to change their eyespot size

    A broad, comparative study reveals the evolution of a mechanism that allows a butterfly species to change its wing eyespot size in response to seasonal variations in its natural habitat.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction

    Scientists develop live-cell imaging that enables the first visualisation of hidden processes in plant reproduction.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    New technique allows scientists to study parasitic infections one cell at a time

    A novel technique that isolates individual gut cells from mice with intestinal parasites may yield new insights on the immune response to these infections.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    How an immune system regulator shifts the balance of immune cells

    New findings may help scientists develop novel ways of tweaking the immune system to treat infections and disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse brain region processes sound and motion at the same time

    Integrated processing of sound and movement in the brain may help animals respond to sounds more rapidly and accurately.

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