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    1. Neuroscience

    Ensheathed nerve fibres in human skin help communicate external stimuli

    A study provides evidence for the role of skin cells in communicating information about external stimuli to the central nervous system, by ensheathing nerve fibre terminals.
  1. Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2023, including Forbes, The Hindu, and Earth.com.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Fish display distinct individual behaviours when swimming to find food

    A high-throughput sense-of-smell test highlights the individual behavioural responses of blind and sighted fish to different odours and suggests ‘personality’ plays a role in foraging success.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Ecology

    Protein allows poison dart frogs to accumulate toxins safely

    A newly identified protein helps poison dart frogs accumulate and store a potent toxin in their skin which they use for self-defence against predators.
    1. Neuroscience

    New computer tools can reconstruct 3D brain from biobank photos

    A suite of new image analysis tools allows for the easy extraction and integration of quantitative information from brain images routinely held at biobanks worldwide.
  2. Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2023, including WIRED, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times.
  3. Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2023, including New Scientist, StudyFinds, and The Scientist.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    How shifting climates may have shaped early elephants’ trunks

    A study of the evolution of longirostrine gomphotheres, an ancestor of the modern day elephant, suggests moving into open-land grazing helped develop their coiling and grasping trunks.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Laser-powered ‘tweezers’ reveal universal mechanism viruses use to package up DNA

    A study using optical tweezers reveals new insights into the roles of specific DNA motor proteins in packaging up viral genomes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Study identifies how the brain handles different types of memory retrieval

    Scientists have used neuroimaging and behavioural data to investigate the neural processes that underlie different types of long-term memory.