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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Latest articles

    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Deficiency of parkin and PINK1 impairs age-dependent mitophagy in Drosophila

    Tom Cornelissen et al.
    Mitophagy occurs in Drosophila flight muscle and dopaminergic neurons in vivo and increases with aging in a PINK1/parkin-dependent fashion.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists

    Michael F Verderame et al.
    A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Research: Adequate statistical power in clinical trials is associated with the combination of a male first author and a female last author

    Willem M Otte et al.
    An analysis of 31,873 clinical trials shows that adequate statistical power was most often present in trials with a male first author and a female last author.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Mucosal absorption of therapeutic peptides by harnessing the endogenous sorting of glycosphingolipids

    Maria Daniela Garcia-Castillo et al.
    Non-native synthetic short-chain glycosphingolipids fused to GLP-1 enable intestinal absorption with high bioavailability in vivo.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    The MR-Base platform supports systematic causal inference across the human phenome

    Gibran Hemani et al.
    Compiling public datasets into a single, centralised repository and linking directly to analytical software completely transforms the scale and scope of causal inference across the phenome.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    A homozygous loss-of-function CAMK2A mutation causes growth delay, frequent seizures and severe intellectual disability

    Poh Hui Chia et al.
    A biallelic missense mutation in the highly conserved, neuron-specific kinase CAMK2A abrogates holoenzyme assembly and causes a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    MPDZ promotes DLL4-induced Notch signaling during angiogenesis

    Fabian Tetzlaff et al.
    The multiple PDZ domain protein recruits Notch ligands to Nectin-2, which increases Notch signaling activity during angiogenesis.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Developmental Biology

    HIF-2α is essential for carotid body development and function

    David Macias et al.
    Genetic and physiological analyses demonstrate the essential role of the transcription factor HIF-2alpha in the sympathetic nervous system control of the ventilatory response to hypoxia.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Transcriptomic analyses reveal rhythmic and CLOCK-driven pathways in human skeletal muscle

    Laurent Perrin et al.
    Rhythmic transcriptome analyses of human skeletal muscle tissue and cultured primary myotubes reveal an essential role for the circadian coordination of glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism in human skeletal muscle.

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