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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Genetics may explain link between unhealthy teen lifestyles and accelerated biological ageing

    New findings could help identify those at risk of developing unhealthy behaviours in young adulthood and suggest interventions to prevent poor health outcomes later in life.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Gene interactions classify bowel tumours for personalised medicine

    Researchers used gene interaction networks to group bowel cancers into six distinct clinical and molecular subtypes which could be used in personalised medicine.
    1. Ecology

    Researchers combine microscopy with AI to characterise marine microbial food web

    A new technique combines holographic microscopy with deep learning to follow individual microscopic organisms in the ocean.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    COVID-19 vaccine given at two- or four- week interval results in similar immunity

    Researchers evaluating the CoronaVac SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in patients find that spacing vaccine doses two- or four- weeks apart results in similar immunity.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Vaginal immune activity increases after first-time intercourse

    A study suggests the immune system in the vagina becomes more active after young women start having intercourse, which may increase or decrease sexually transmitted infection risk.
  1. eLife ends accept/reject decisions following peer review

    eLife will emphasise the public peer review of preprints, restoring author autonomy and promoting the assessment of scientists based on what, not where, they publish.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Mobile phone requirement for mHealth in Africa could exclude the most vulnerable

    Those who are most in need of mobile healthcare interventions in Africa are more likely to lack the mobile phone access required for the current mHealth model.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Study suggests support across Europe for COVID-19 vaccine equity

    A survey finds high overall support from individuals in six European countries for equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
  2. Media coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2022, including The New York Times, Nature World News and National Geographic.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Researchers discover new multicellular bacteria species

    In a cave in Japan, scientists have discovered a bacteria species that displays multicellular behaviour and a unique two-phase life cycle.