Human Biology and Medicine

Human Biology and Medicine

eLife publishes research in clinical and translational research, human genetics, cancer, diabetes and developmental disorders. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in human biology and medicine.
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Dopamine-dependent scaling of subthalamic gamma bursts with movement velocity in patients with Parkinson’s disease

    Roxanne Lofredi et al.
    Bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease may be associated to a dopamine-dependent recruitment failure of subthalamic activity in short bursts of gamma synchrony.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mutations in L-type amino acid transporter-2 support SLC7A8 as a novel gene involved in age-related hearing loss

    Meritxell Espino Guarch et al.
    SLC7A8 a neutral amino acid transporter has a key role in the maintenance of hearing during aging and its absence causes early onset of hearing loss.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Automated cell-type classification in intact tissues by single-cell molecular profiling

    Monica Nagendran et al.
    The ability to rapidly stain for any combination of genes in intact tissue with automated quantification of transcripts in individual cells and spatial re-mapping affords new insights into lung biology, and will greatly accelerate progress in scientific and medical research.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mitochondrial CoQ deficiency is a common driver of mitochondrial oxidants and insulin resistance

    Daniel J Fazakerley et al.
    Lower mitochondrial coenzyme Q was a consistent feature across multiple in vitro and in vivo models of insulin resistance and was sufficient to cause insulin resistance through increased mitochondrial oxidants.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Detection of human disease conditions by single-cell morpho-rheological phenotyping of blood

    Nicole Toepfner et al.
    The morphology and deformability of all blood cells can be measured continuously and with high throughput directly in whole blood without prior enrichment or separation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Defective STIM-mediated store operated Ca2+ entry in hepatocytes leads to metabolic dysfunction in obesity

    Ana Paula Arruda et al.
    Store operated calcium entry is defective in hepatocytes of obese mice, and restoring this process is sufficient to improve glucose metabolism.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Loss of functional BAP1 augments sensitivity to TRAIL in cancer cells

    Krishna Kalyan Kolluri et al.
    Loss of BAP1 function is associated with increased sensitivity to TRAIL and other death receptor agonists in malignant mesothelioma, where this is a frequent event, with immediate and actionable therapeutic implications.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    A homozygous FANCM mutation underlies a familial case of non-syndromic primary ovarian insufficiency

    Baptiste Fouquet et al.
    Bilallelic mutations of FANCM, a DNA-damage response gene whose heterozygous mutations predispose to breast cancer, are involved in a familial case of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency establishing a link between infertility and cancer.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Inhibition of PIP4Kγ ameliorates the pathological effects of mutant huntingtin protein

    Ismael Al-Ramahi et al.
    This work validates PIP4K gamma as pharmacological target to ameliorate Huntington's disease.

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