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Pigmentation: Watching hair turn grey
Michael P Philpott
Analysing changes in hair pigmentation may lead to a better understanding of the impacts of ‘life events’ on human biology and aging.
Executable Research Articles
Edited by Giuliano Maciocci et al.
eLife’s Executable Research Article lets authors include live code, data and interactive figures in their published paper.
The Natural History of Model Organisms: Neurogenomic insights into the behavioral and vocal development of the zebra finch
Mark E Hauber et al.
The genetic and behavioral diversity of the zebra finch, both in the wild and in captivity, make it well-suited for neuroethological studies of vocal learning, culture, and social bonding.
Epidemiology and Global Health
Health: Going beyond lifestyle factors
Wealth and inequality impact blood pressure in a population with the lowest risk of heart disease in the world.
Antidepressants: Where ketamine and dopamine collide
David J Marcus, Michael R Bruchas
Ketamine strengthens connections between two brain regions that are involved in the production and regulation of dopamine, which may explain how the drug can alleviate depression.
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Membrane Fusion: Molecular machinery turns full circle
Josep Rizo et al.
Two proteins called Sec17 and Sec18 may have a larger role in membrane fusion than is commonly assumed in textbook models.
eLife and Medicine: Rigorous review and editorial oversight of clinical preprints
Mone Zaidi et al.
Research in many different areas of medicine will benefit from new approaches to peer review and publishing.
Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Bacterial Blooms: The social life of cyanobacteria
Conrad W Mullineaux, Annegret Wilde
secretes a specific sulphated polysaccharide to form floating cell aggregates.
Plant Ecology: Getting the metabolites right
A study of almost 800
plants from across Europe reveals how the environment and evolutionary pressures shape their metabolites.
Genetics and Genomics
Science Forum: The critical importance of vouchers in genomics
Janet C Buckner et al.
Geneticists should include links to and information about permanently preserved voucher specimens on genome databases and publications.
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