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  1. Natural loss of foot muscle in rodents shares mechanisms typically associated with disease and injury

    New discovery around the evolutionary loss of foot muscles in the lesser Egytian jerboa challenges expectations of how developmental tissue is remodelled over time.
  2. Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified

    To protect against damage from excess light, a newly identified protein triggers a defence mechanism in plant cells.
  3. Tiny droplets allow bacteria to survive daytime dryness on leaves

    Bacteria on the surface of leaves survive dryness during the day by huddling in tiny droplets – a finding that may help scientists support microbiome health in crops and natural plants.
  4. Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2019, including The New York Times, ITV News and Scientific American.
  5. Tapeworms need to keep their head to regenerate

    Scientists show that the location of stem cells is essential in determining tapeworms’ ability to regenerate.
  6. Outer hair cells regulate ear’s sensitivity to sound

    Cells in the ear commonly believed to act as amplifiers may actually regulate sound sensitivity – a finding that could lead to better interventions to protect hearing.
  7. Brain circuit controls individual responses to temptation in rats

    Differences in how individual rats respond to ‘reward cues’, which have been linked to compulsive behaviours such as substance abuse and overeating, can be traced to a key brain circuit.
  8. Media Coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in August 2019, including The Times, Forbes and Xinhua.
  9. Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar

    New insight on how bar-headed geese maintain flight at extreme altitudes opens avenues to further research on animals’ physiology in low-oxygen environments.
  10. Cancer cells’ immune weak spot revealed

    Blocking a molecule called DCAF15 causes blood cancer cells to become ‘inflamed’ and more susceptible to detection and destruction by natural killer cells.

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