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    1. Neuroscience

    Antihistamines and similar drugs could slow down Huntington’s disease

    Controlling dopamine signalling by targeting the histamine receptor has been shown to be a promising strategy for preventing the progression of Huntington’s disease in mice.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Computer modelling predicts where vaccines are needed most

    A new mathematical model can estimate the impact of vaccination strategies against Japanese encephalitis, even in the absence of robust disease surveillance data, identifying priority regions for future vaccinations.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Scientists identify ancient origin for key hormone system

    Proteins essential for reproduction, metabolism and immune function trace their evolutionary history all the way back to sea cucumbers.
  1. Media Coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2020, including the Daily Mail, Science and ITV News.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth

    A rapid increase in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of mice after birth may aid development and help protect against infections.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Genetic tradeoffs do not stop evolution of antibiotic resistance

    New findings suggest bacteria are able to overcome challenging evolutionary compromises at different antibiotic concentrations to develop drug resistance.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Computer model can process disparate sources of clinical data to predict brain age

    Scientists have developed a computer model that can accurately predict brain age and could be used to combine different types of brain function tests to predict patient outcomes such as cognitive decline or depression.
  2. eLife launches service to peer review preprints on bioRxiv

    New initiative couples rapid release of new results with expert review.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    New tool helps distinguish the cause of blood clots

    A tool that uses machine-learning technology can distinguish the cause of different types of blood clots based on subtle differences in their shape.
    1. Ecology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Ants use collective ‘brainpower’ to navigate obstacles

    New findings reveal how ants increase their collective sensing power to help them navigate complex terrains.