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    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Protecting the microbiome essential to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    New findings hint at promising strategies to prevent infections with drug-resistant bacteria by protecting or restoring the microbiome.
  1. eLife sets up Communities team to improve research culture

    The new team works to promote openness, integrity, and equity, diversity and inclusion in science and medicine.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transatlantic slave trade introduced novel pathogenic viruses in the Americas

    Cutting-edge genetic techniques are shedding new light on how European colonists and their enslavement of African people may have contributed to epidemics among Indigenous communities in North America.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Model of SARS-CoV-2 dynamics reveals opportunity to prevent COVID-19 transmission

    A structural model of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as the virus fuses with host human cells reveals an opportunity to disrupt dynamics and halt transmission.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Using evolutionary principles could prevent antibiotic resistance

    Understanding resistance rates and cross-resistance can improve the potency of sequential antibiotic treatment protocols.
    1. Neuroscience

    How hormones may alleviate side-specific movement difficulties after brain injury

    Study reveals that hormones may produce different effects on the left and right-hand sides of the body and shows how these actions contribute to movement impairments following brain injury.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Social and spatial networks influence HIV and hepatitis transmission in people who inject drugs

    Understanding social and spatial networks in the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs could identify hubs for more efficient and timely intervention.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Study reports repair of mitochondrial recycling defect linked to Parkinson’s disease

    A study in mice shows that an experimental small molecule helped restore the removal of damaged mitochondria from dopamine-producing brain cells, a problem caused by mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    New database could accelerate drug repurposing for various diseases

    The new database may help scientists assess potential drugs more quickly, including how they are metabolised by the body and their potential side effects.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Study tracks global death toll of COVID-19 pandemic

    Using the World Mortality Dataset, the largest existing collection of mortality data, researchers have tracked the impact of COVID-19 across more than 100 countries.

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