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

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2023, including WIRED, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times.
  2. Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2023, including New Scientist, StudyFinds, and The Scientist.
  3. How shifting climates may have shaped early elephants’ trunks

    A study of the evolution of longirostrine gomphotheres, an ancestor of the modern day elephant, suggests moving into open-land grazing helped develop their coiling and grasping trunks.
  4. Laser-powered ‘tweezers’ reveal universal mechanism viruses use to package up DNA

    A study using optical tweezers reveals new insights into the roles of specific DNA motor proteins in packaging up viral genomes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Study identifies how the brain handles different types of memory retrieval

    Scientists have used neuroimaging and behavioural data to investigate the neural processes that underlie different types of long-term memory.
  5. Drug that kills off sleeping bone cells could treat lower back pain

    A study of senescent (inactive) osteoclasts in the vertebral column of mice suggests that using anti-senescent drugs could relieve the spinal sensitivity that causes lower back pain.
  6. How a moth’s taste preferences change with age

    Researchers have characterised the molecular basis for the change in food selection among cotton bollworms that occurs between their larval and adult stages.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Study sheds light on evolution of brain folding in cerebellum of mammals

    Researchers have compared the structure of the cerebellum and cerebrum in the brains of 56 mammals, providing insights into the evolution and mechanisms of brain folding.
    1. Medicine

    Strength training may reduce health risks of a high-protein diet

    Researchers explain the paradox of how high-protein diets are healthy in athletes, while promoting disease and reducing lifespan in others.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Predator-prey defence mechanisms unlock key to marine biofuel production

    Detailed structural analysis of a predator-prey defence strategy provides clues to optimising biofuel production from marine brown algae.

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