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  1. Study provides evidence for sexual plasticity in female fruit flies

    Researchers have discovered that female fruit flies can influence the outcome of insemination by a particular male, by modulating the storage and ejection of sperm in response to sensory stimuli.
  2. Simulations reveal mechanism behind protein build-up in Parkinson's disease

    A computational simulation reveals molecular-level insights into the aggregation of alpha-synuclein, a disordered protein in Parkinson’s disease.
  3. Crowdsourced data provides accurate biodiversity picture to aid conservation efforts

    Users of the Biome app generate 6 million records that can make species distribution predictions more powerful for monitoring biodiversity.
  4. Media Coverage: February roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in February 2024, including The New York Post, GEO, and Marie Claire Australia.
  5. Immune evasion tactics of liver cancer cells revealed

    A cancer gene drives immune escape by stopping tumour and immune cells communicating using exosomes.
  6. eLife’s new collection highlights neurodivergent experiences in academia

    By showcasing first-hand accounts from neurodivergent scientists, eLife’s ‘Being Neurodivergent in Academia’ highlights ways that research could become more neuroinclusive.
  7. Study reveals key mechanisms of rare form of epilepsy

    Researchers have shed light on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of KCNQ2 encephalopathy, a rare, early-onset form of epilepsy that causes seizures and developmental delays.
  8. Study finds link between functional brain connectivity and aphantasia

    Researchers have explored how communication pathways between the hippocampus and the occipital lobe in the brain relate to difficulties in recalling personal memories in people with aphantasia.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Study reveals molecular mechanisms behind hibernation in mammals

    Researchers have characterised changes in the structure of motor proteins, called myosins, and energy consumption that occur during hibernation, highlighting key differences in large and small hibernators.
  9. Interactions between flu subtypes predict epidemic severity more than virus evolution

    An analysis of influenza virus evolution over 22 years of flu seasons reveals the major drivers of disease transmission and epidemic severity.