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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Study suggests blocking immune T-cell regulator may help eliminate tumours

    Cancer immunotherapies that block the effects of a T-cell regulator called SLAMF6 may help the immune system destroy tumour cells.
  1. eLife and Open Knowledge Maps partner to upgrade visual research discovery platform

    The two non-profits have joined forces to accelerate innovation towards open, collaborative research discovery and curation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Discovery of bacterial ancestor yields new insight on calcium channels

    A new ion channel identified in bacteria fills a missing link in the evolutionary history of ion channels in mammals.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    How malaria detects and shields itself from approaching immune cells

    New insight on how malaria cells shield themselves from destruction opens avenues for the development of novel antimalarial drugs.
  2. Media Coverage: January roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in January 2020, including The Times, Scientific American and Forbes.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Scientists develop first CRISPR-based gene drives for controlling dengue-carrying mosquitoes

    Recent findings could speed up the development of gene drives to safely control wild populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    How some butterflies developed the ability to change their eyespot size

    A broad, comparative study reveals the evolution of a mechanism that allows a butterfly species to change its wing eyespot size in response to seasonal variations in its natural habitat.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction

    Scientists develop live-cell imaging that enables the first visualisation of hidden processes in plant reproduction.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Study suggests taller young men may have lower dementia risk

    Being taller in young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia in men, even when cognitive reserve and family genetics are taken into account.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    New technique allows scientists to study parasitic infections one cell at a time

    A novel technique that isolates individual gut cells from mice with intestinal parasites may yield new insights on the immune response to these infections.