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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Study suggests later evolutionary shift to blood-cell production in bones

    The evolutionary shift to producing blood cells in bone marrow occurred after creatures began moving onto land – later than previously thought.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Disruption of lung biological clock in premature babies may raise later flu risk

    Life-saving oxygen for premature infants may disrupt the circadian rhythms in their lungs, making them more vulnerable to influenza infections as adults.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Placebo effect may explain reported benefits of psychedelic microdoses

    The largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelics to date suggests that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are likely explained by the placebo effect.
  1. eLife and Stencila announce roadmap for bringing reproducible publishing to more authors

    The next phase of the Executable Research Article project will focus on reducing barriers to the authoring and publication of reproducible research papers.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Toxins from one bacterial species contribute to genetic diversity of others

    Bacterial toxins that cause mutations in surviving cells profoundly shape bacterial diversity and could contribute to antibiotic resistance.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Medicine

    Individual differences in Achilles tendon shape can affect susceptibility to injury

    Scientists provide new insight on the mechanics of the Achilles tendon, paving the way for further studies that could lead to novel injury treatments.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Secret to how cholera adapts to temperature revealed

    A protein that helps Vibrio cholerae adapt to temperature has been identified, providing insights into how bacteria change their biology under different conditions.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    How healthy lifestyle behaviours can improve cholesterol profiles

    Combining healthy lifestyle interventions can improve individuals’ cholesterol profiles in ways that are different than, but complementary to the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications.
  2. eLife collaborates with Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium on manuscript curation and review

    The two initiatives have come together in their shared objective to help scientists and the public navigate the high volume of important new research.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Male sex, BMI, smoking and depression all increase biological age

    A combined score of biological aging shows stronger links with physical and mental health than individual indicators.

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