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    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Major database mining project seeks to improve drug side effect reporting

    New research shows that while FAERS provides a solid frame for reporting, it also contains redundancies and biases that affect the ability to analyse and interpret the data.
    1. Neuroscience

    Heartbeats could hold key to understanding babies’ inner world

    A novel experiment reveals that babies as young as five months old are aware of their own heartbeats.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Knee joint signals bones to grow

    Researchers suggest neighboring cells in nearby joints help control bone growth in mice.
  1. eLife joins Substance Consortium to support development of open-source online content-editing tools

    By joining the consortium, eLife will support the introduction of innovative new tools to help expand the current online open scholarly infrastructure.
  2. Availability of open reference data nears 50% as major societies and influential publishers endorse the Initiative for Open Citations

    In the three months following the Initiative for Open Citations' launch, the percentage of articles with open reference data has moved from 40% to over 45%.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Insect ‘anti-antiaphrodisiac’ tells males when females are ready to mate

    Scientists discover a pheromone released by female plant bugs that counters the effects of an antiaphrodisiac found in the male's semen.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Hormonal changes during early development limit lifespan in mice

    Researchers discover early exposure to growth hormone negatively impacts lifespan, particularly in males.
  3. ScienceFair: new desktop app with eLife Lens helps research and discovery continue offline

    ScienceFair allows users to access and consume science from their desktop using peer-to-peer technology.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Biochemistry

    New results from cancer reproducibility project released

    The assessment of eLife editors is that the new studies from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology have reproduced important parts of the original papers.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Scientists capture first images of shortest non-repetitive genome sequence in 3D

    A research team has pushed the ability of a molecular diagnostic technique to image a specific segment of the genome in super resolution.

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