For the press


    1. Plant Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Scientists reveal structure of plants’ energy generators

    The first 3D structure of the components of the mitochondrial electron transport chain in plants reveals unique features that could help in herbicide and pesticide development.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2 relatives can evolve against immune responses

    Viral relatives of SARS-CoV-2 can evolve to evade the human immune system, posing questions about the long-term effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    How dietary choice influences lifespan in fruit flies

    Giving flies a choice of foods changes the chemical messaging in their brain that is responsible for coordinating metabolism, shortening their lifespan as a result.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Scientists present novel approach for monitoring freshwater health

    Study describes how the world’s smallest portable DNA sequencing device helps simplify the monitoring of bacteria in freshwater ecosystems.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Formula predicts ideal dose of stem cells to cure HIV

    A model calculates ideal conditions that could make stem cell transplantation using gene editing a curative treatment for HIV.
    1. Medicine

    Scientists reveal how gut microbes can influence bone strength in mice

    New findings could aid the development of therapies that change the gut microbiome to allow healthy skeletal growth in humans.
  1. Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2020, including The Times, the Daily Express and Forbes.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Scientists reveal how the immune system helps fight hantaviruses

    A study shows for the first time how antibodies can prevent hantavirus infection, with findings that may lead to new treatment and prevention strategies.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    New drug combination could improve glucose and weight control in diabetes

    Adding an experimental cancer drug to a widely used diabetes medicine enhances glucose management and weight control in mice.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Manipulating a metabolic pathway extends lifespan in fruit flies

    Scientists have identified a metabolic pathway associated with aging and mitochondrial dysfunction in fruit flies, and show that downregulation of this pathway can extend lifespan.

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