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    1. Neuroscience

    Scientists create comprehensive map of sea worm neural circuits

    A study has detailed the entire nervous system circuitry of the three-day-old larva of a marine worm, which may help scientists learn more about how the nervous system evolved and drives behaviour.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Study identifies gene targets to combat cognitive decline

    A study in the nematode C. elegans has revealed changes in gene activity that underlie cognitive decline in older ages, and provides evidence for a set of genes that may preserve cognition later in life.
    1. Ecology

    Ants detect and monitor low levels of moonlight to navigate at night

    Researchers have shown that nocturnal bull ants can detect exceedingly low levels of polarised moonlight produced throughout the lunar month to navigate during the night.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Age and sex-related changes leave female flies vulnerable to delayed harm from head injury

    A study establishes a causal relationship between early head trauma and neurodegeneration later in life, and shows how females are disproportionately affected in their response to injury.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Scientists reveal how a potassium ion channel reprograms energy production in cancer cells

    Researchers have shown how a potassium ion channel located in mitochondria rewires metabolism in breast cancer cells.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Fish may naturally prefer to compete – not cooperate – during swimming

    Simulations of swimming fish identify energy-saving formations and suggest fish might be motivated by greed rather than cooperation when assuming their preferred swimming position.
  1. Media Coverage: April roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in April 2024, including The Scientist, Nature World News, and StudyFinds.
    1. Ecology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    How neighbouring whale families learn each other’s vocal style

    A study has detailed a new method of determining vocal styles in sperm whales and provides evidence supporting social learning between neighbouring clans.
  2. Media Coverage: March roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in March 2024, including The Scientist, The Jerusalem Post, and Live Science.
  3. eLife announces new podcast to highlight stories of researchers across the globe

    As part of its efforts to promote inclusiveness in research, eLife’s new Community Voices podcast provides a platform for scientists from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences.

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