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  1. Media Coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2023, including, The Scientist and Veja.
  2. Scientists reveal how deepest sea dwellers adapted to their environment

    Multiple copies of two key genes may have allowed the hadal snailfish to become the deepest-dwelling underwater vertebrate on record.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Neuroscience

    Social contact may help preserve brain function in later life

    A lack of social contact may lead to decreased cognitive performance and an increased risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer’s dementia.
  3. Unravelling the genetic factors behind faulty insulin secretion

    A study of calcium ion oscillation patterns in pancreas cells identifies candidate proteins that may be responsible for improper insulin secretion.
    1. Ecology

    Tropical flying squirrels deploy carpentry trick to safely store nuts

    Flying squirrel species chew grooves in nuts and pressure-fit them between tree and shrub branches to safely store them in mid-air for later use.
  4. Older trees accumulate more mutations than their younger counterparts

    A study demonstrated that long-lived tropical trees accumulate more somatic mutations, providing insights into potential mechanisms underlying genetic variation.
  5. Media Coverage: April roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in April 2023, including The Guardian, StudyFinds and The Economic Times.
    1. Ecology

    Water warming study shows unexpected impact on fish size

    A unique 24-year study of freshwater fish exposed to warm water pollution finds changes in growth rates, death rates and size, but not all in line with expectations.
  6. Scientists present evidence for a billion-years arms race between viruses and their hosts

    Findings add to our understanding of the deep evolutionary history of the highly diverse Bamfordvirae kingdom of viruses.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Cancer cells may sense immune surveillance and actively adapt

    Researchers propose a new theory of how cancer cells actively adopt adaptive evasion tactics in response to immune recognition, resulting in the loss of tumour antigens and ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ tumours.

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