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  1. Episode 53: January 2019

    In this episode, we hear about memory consolidation, breast cancer, leafcutter ants, deep-sea biodiversity and the beneficial effects of oxytocin on our health.
  2. Episode 50: October 2018

    In this special episode, we discuss how tiny microbes in the gut – the microbiome – can have a huge impact on the lives of animals.
  3. Early-career researcher webinars from eLife

    #ECRWednesday webinars

    Edited by Emma Pewsey et al.
    On the last Wednesday of each month, members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group invite experts to share their views and advice on subjects pertinent to research careers.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cell Biology

    Aging, Geroscience and Longevity: A Special Issue

    Edited by Matt Kaeberlein et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of aging and interventions that extend longevity.
  4. Episode 76: October 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the ways that junk food affects monkeys, grey hair, empathetic rats, using smart phones to fight COVID-19, and how the slave trade spread disease.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Multiple lineages of Streptomyces produce antimicrobials within passalid beetle galleries across eastern North America

    Rita de Cassia Pessotti et al.
    The widespread occurrence of metabolically active streptomycetes in Odontotaenius disjunctus beetle frass may insulate their galleries against pathogenic fungal invasion through the production of diverse antimicrobial specialized metabolites.
    1. Cell Biology

    Stable transplantation of human mitochondrial DNA by high-throughput, pressurized isolated mitochondrial delivery

    Alexander J Sercel et al.
    Applied pressure enables efficient isolated mitochondrial transfer and stable mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) transplantation into a range of mtDNA-depleted cell types to restore respiration.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Systematic functional analysis of rab GTPases reveals limits of neuronal robustness to environmental challenges in flies

    Friederike E Kohrs et al.
    The first complete null mutant collection of all rab GTPase genes in a multicellular organism uncovers neuronal development and function sensitive to environmental challenges in Drosophila.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Ionic selectivity and thermal adaptations within the voltage-gated sodium channel family of alkaliphilic Bacillus

    Paul G DeCaen et al.
    Not all members of the bacteria sodium channel family are sodium channels - those found in Bacillus are highly adaptable and can be converted into many selectivity types.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Human airway cells prevent SARS-CoV-2 multibasic cleavage site cell culture adaptation

    Mart M Lamers et al.
    Cell culture adaptation of SARS-CoV-2 is prevented on human airway cells with an active serine protease-mediated entry pathway, allowing the production of genetically stable virus stocks for laboratory experiments.