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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Universal vaccine needed to prevent future COVID-19 waves, study suggests

    A model of COVID-19 dynamics in South Africa reveals epidemiological characteristics of the main SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and highlights their potential to cause further outbreaks.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    New model can predict best drug combinations for osteoporosis

    The mathematical framework may help clinicians select the most effective combinations of drugs to treat postmenopausal bone loss in patients.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Study identifies potential targets for treating venous ulcers

    A comprehensive atlas of microRNA and messenger RNA expression in healing and non-healing human wounds highlights possible new approaches for treating venous ulcers – a common type of chronic, non-healing wound.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Dynamic travel restrictions can prevent rapid dispersion of new COVID-19 variants

    A study of COVID-19 transmission dynamics in Canada illustrates the role of travel restrictions in buying time to scale up testing, tracing and healthcare interventions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Marmosets practise calling their mother in the womb

    A study shows that newborn marmosets’ earliest vocalisations to call for their parents begin in the womb, with findings that may also apply to humans.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Novel HIV combination therapies could prevent viral escape and rebound

    A computer-based approach could help clinicians select the best combinations of broadly neutralising antibodies to treat HIV based on the virus’ genetics.
    1. Medicine
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    COVID-19 transmission in geriatric acute care shows need for enhanced infection control and prevention measures

    A study of COVID-19 transmission in geriatric acute care wards found healthcare workers in wards with outbreaks of the virus were more likely to transmit new infections than those working in COVID-19 isolation wards.
  1. Media coverage: June roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in June 2022, including The Washington Post, The Times and Daily Express.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Sperm screening might detect harmful mutations before embryo implantation

    Screening sperm for new mutations may help fertility doctors reduce the likelihood of a prospective father passing along a mutation that causes a miscarriage or a congenital disease in their offspring.
    1. Neuroscience

    Brain’s response to understanding stories changes as we grow up

    Researchers have revealed the changes in brain activity that underlie how our brains perceive and respond to stories as we grow from infants to adults.

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