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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Modelling parasitic worm metabolism suggests strategy for developing new drugs against infection

    Scientists have identified drugs that stunt the growth of a parasite by interfering with metabolic pathways that they and the bacteria living within them share to survive.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Protein uses two antiviral strategies to ward off infections

    New findings suggest a protein called MARCH8 fends off HIV and vesicular stomatitis virus infections using two different strategies.
  1. Media Coverage: July roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in July 2020, including BBC News, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Altered lipid metabolism following childbirth predicts later diabetes risk

    Measuring postpartum changes in lipid metabolism in women who had gestational diabetes may identify those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and enable them to receive preventive care.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tradeoff between the eyes and nose helps flies find their niche

    Flies evolve to optimise their use of different sensory organs, allowing them to carve out their niche in a habitat shared with close relatives.
    1. Ecology

    Studies shed new light on how biodiversity influences plant decay

    Two independent studies exploring how biodiversity impacts plant decay in forests worldwide could help predict the potential effect of species loss on ecosystems.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Study reveals greater excitability in social brain regions of autistic men compared to women

    New findings suggest that autistic men, but not women, have enhanced neural excitability in their social brain regions, and this may impact their ability to navigate social situations.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Study reveals how large molecules including viruses enter cell nucleus

    Model cargoes based on viral capsids reveal insights into how large biomolecules enter the cell nucleus, and show that transport efficiency is inversely proportional to cargo size.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Mutated cells need to be near each other to kickstart cancer

    Single-cell imaging of the very first stages of cancer recreated in a mouse organoid model reveals a key factor that influences tumour initiation.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Loss of a co-twin linked to heightened psychiatric risk

    New findings suggest twins who survive the loss of their co-twin face an elevated risk of psychiatric disorders in the short and longer term.

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