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    1. Developmental Biology

    Cutting-edge, whole-heart imaging provides new details on heart defects

    Using new 3D whole-heart imaging techniques to study congenital heart disease in animals may lead to improved treatments that help prolong the survival of people born with heart defects.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    How some sea slugs keep their ability to carry out plant-like photosynthesis

    Study provides strong evidence of mechanisms in sea slugs that allow them to host and protect chloroplasts ingested from their food, thereby maintaining their ability to photosynthesise.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Computer model uses virus ‘appearance’ to better predict winter flu strains

    New findings suggest that combining experimental data about the appearance of the flu virus with its genetic code can improve the predictive power of computer models to forecast future strains.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    New insight on mole growth could aid development of skin cancer treatments

    A study detailing the processes that control mole size may help scientists find new ways to prevent skin cancer from growing.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Statins may reduce cancer risk through mechanisms separate to cholesterol

    New findings suggest the potential use of statins for cancer prevention should be “urgently evaluated”.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Cancer-killing T cells ‘swarm’ to tumours, attracting others to the fight

    Immune T cells swarm to tumours by following a chemical gradient left by other cancer-killing T cells.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Scientists shed new light on mechanisms of malaria parasite motility

    The first X-ray structures of the molecular complex that allows malaria parasites to spread disease highlight a novel target for antimalarial treatments.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    How immune cells can recognise – and control – HIV when therapy is interrupted

    New findings reveal how HIV-1-specific immune cells can recognise viral particles that have the capacity to rebound following interruptions to antiretroviral therapy, with implications for new treatment strategies.
  1. Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2020, including The Independent, Science Magazine and the Daily Mail.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Brain circuitry shaped by competition for space as well as genetics

    Competition between nerve fibers for space in rodent brains shapes complex circuits called ‘whisker barrels’, providing new clues about the role of genes in brain development.

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