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    1. Neuroscience

    Cutting-edge technique reveals the basis of taste aversion

    Scientists have discovered the brain processes that cause animals to learn and avoid tastes that cause bad experiences.
    1. Neuroscience

    Lack of positivity bias can predict relapse in bipolar disorder

    New findings could provide a tool for people with bipolar disorder and clinicians to predict relapse and intervene in a timely manner.
    1. Ecology

    Group size and makeup affect how social birds move together

    Scientists have used high-resolution GPS tracking methods to provide new insights into how differently sized animal groups move and interact with their environment.
    1. Plant Biology

    Flexibility of plant photosynthesis could transform crop productivity

    Scientists have overturned an accepted theory in plant science by showing that plants can photosynthesise in the absence of the pigment beta-carotene, paving the way for redesigning photosynthesis to improve crop productivity.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transparent soil-like substances provide window on soil ecology

    Transparent soil substitutes can be used to study the interactions of bacteria and fungi in the soil, which may enable scientists to learn more about how soil microbes contribute to a healthy ecosystem.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Model of multicellular evolution overturns classic theory

    Physicists and biologists challenge a prevailing evolutionary theory that single-celled organisms can only evolve to become multicellular life forms if doing so increases their overall productivity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    New AI tool speeds up biology and removes potential human bias

    New deep learning software for analysing the choreography of protein movement removes the need for expert human intervention and opens up the field to more labs worldwide.
  1. Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2020, including Forbes, Psychology Today and The Hindu.
  2. eLife appoints two new Deputy Editors in Medicine

    Diane Harper and Mone Zaidi will join the leadership team overseeing eLife’s efforts to drive change in scientific and medical publishing.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Study reveals differences in malaria clearance between males and females

    First-of-its-kind study highlights the need to better understand sex-based differences in the human response to malaria parasites.

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