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  1. Scientists identify propranolol’s target in treating rare condition and hemangiomas

    A newly identified molecular target for a blood-pressure medication used to treat hemangiomas and a very rare blood-vessel condition could lead to improved therapies.
  2. Fly antimicrobial defence system doubles as tumour-killer

    The identification of a new tumour-killing pathway in flies may lead to the development of new approaches to treat cancer.
  3. eLife introduces first demonstration of the open-source publishing platform Libero Publisher

    The working example represents a major milestone in the development of Libero Publisher, a community-supported tool to help modernise academic publishing.
  4. Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections

    Disruptions in the gut microbiome caused by antibiotics, diet or environmental factors may make the central nervous system more vulnerable to damage from viruses.
  5. Media Coverage: June roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in June 2019, including The New York Times, Forbes and The Guardian.
  6. Impaired learning linked to family history of Alzheimer’s

    A large internet-based study suggests that adults with a close relative with Alzheimer’s disease have learning impairments that may be worsened by diabetes or genetics.
  7. Scientists identify new virus-killing protein

    A newly identified protein called KHNYN teams up with ZAP, a known virus-killing protein, to destroy viruses related to HIV.
  8. Decentralising science may lead to more reliable results

    Analysis of data on tens of thousands of drug-gene interactions suggests that decentralised collaboration will increase the robustness of scientific findings in biomedical research.
  9. Brain imaging may help identify teens at risk of increasing alcohol use

    A whole brain imaging study finds that excess grey matter, the darker tissue of the brain, can predict escalating drinking behaviour in teens.
  10. Changes in blood flow tell heart cells to regenerate

    Changes in blood flow after heart injury in zebrafish triggers a signalling cascade in heart muscle cells that promotes cell growth and heart tissue regeneration.