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  1. Episode 72: February 2021

    In this episode, we hear about boosting memory with magnesium, overlooked COVID-19 genes, sourdough, sharks in low-oxygen environments, and how mummified baboons could help solve the mystery of an ancient kingdom.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis of interprotein electron transfer in bacterial sulfite oxidation

    Aaron P McGrath et al.
    A structural and functional analysis of the electron transfer complex between a sulfite oxidase and its redox protein partner reveals an elegant compromise between the requirements for fast and efficient electron transfer and reaction specificity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Viral genome structures are optimal for capsid assembly

    Jason D Perlmutter et al.
    Computer simulations reveal that viral nucleic acids have an ideal structure for being packaged into outer protein shells called capsids.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Intra-species differences in population size shape life history and genome evolution

    David Willemsen et al.
    Population genetics in turquoise killifish wild populations reveals how small population size and genetic drift determine the accumulation of deleterious gene variants leading to short lifespan.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Local human movement patterns and land use impact exposure to zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo

    Kimberly M Fornace et al.
    Local human movement into mosquito habitats around forest edges intensifies interactions between pathogens, insects and people, increasing exposure risks to the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi in Malaysian Borneo.
    1. Neuroscience

    Automated long-term recording and analysis of neural activity in behaving animals

    Ashesh K Dhawale et al.
    A new automated system for recording and analyzing neural activity in behaving animals over months-long time-scales offers new perspectives on how neural circuits underlie processes such as learning, development, and recovery from brain injury.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    The majority of transcripts in the squid nervous system are extensively recoded by A-to-I RNA editing

    Shahar Alon et al.
    The first example of an animal where RNA-editing dramatically reshapes the entire proteome demonstrates that editing must be a critical evolutionary and adaptive force.
  2. Media coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2017, including NPR, New Zealand Herald and New Scientist.

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