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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Study reveals how Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes heart rhythm problems

    Mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy slow electrical activity in the heart causing abnormal heart rhythms.
    1. Medicine

    Survey highlights gaps in multiple cancer screenings by women

    Data highlights that women aged 50–64 years are not up to date in both colorectal cancer and cervical cancer screening.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Digital PCR method could help with selecting rapid malaria tests

    A new and more accurate method for efficiently screening the genomes of malaria parasites could help malaria programs select the best diagnostic tests for their area.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    High vaccination rates blunted Delta variant surge in some US states

    A joint modelling initiative by nine teams predicted the US surge of COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the summer of 2021, and found vaccination uptake to be critical to limiting transmission.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Genetic mutations enable efficient evolution of TB-causing bacteria

    New insights into how Mycobacterium tuberculosis grows to resist antibiotics could have implications for developing more effective treatments for infection.
  1. Media coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2022, including Forbes, Daily Express and Sky News.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    How genetics influence immunity in patients with type 1 diabetes

    Scientists have characterised the genetic factors that affect the immune response in type 1 diabetes patients, with potential implications for developing new treatments.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Scientists show how fast-growing bacteria can resist antibiotics

    New insights into how some bacteria survive antibiotics could lead to the development of novel treatment strategies.
  2. eLife and PREreview extend partnership to boost community engagement in open peer review

    As eLife moves towards a ‘publish, review, curate’ model that puts preprints first, the two initiatives will work together to promote diversity in open scholarly review.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Humans pass on gut microbes to wildlife living in cities

    Analysis of gut microbiomes in distantly related vertebrates from urban and rural areas reveals humanization of the microbiota of wildlife living in cities.

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