A round-up of preLights posts related to preprints in disease biology, posted between mid-January 2022 and mid-April 2022

Integrative single cell and spatial transcriptomic analysis reveal reciprocal microglia-plasma cell crosstalk in the mouse brain during chronic Trypanosoma brucei infection by Quintana et al.

Location matters! Navigating Trypanosoma brucei infection in the mouse brain

Selected by Jessica Chevallier, read the preLight here

Selective inhibitors of JAK1 targeting a subtype-restricted allosteric cysteine by Kavanagh et al.

JAK of 1 trade: researchers discover an inhibitor selective for a Janus tyrosine kinase subtype-specific cysteine residue

Selected by Zhang-He Goh, read the preLight here

Reversible bacteriophage resistance by shedding the bacterial cell wall by Ongenae et al.

Novel bacterial defence strategy: cell wall shedding to prevent phage infection

Selected by Mandy Neumann, read the preLight here

Yersinia pestis genomes reveal plague in Britain 4,000 years ago by Swali et al.

Tracing the plague route: Ancient DNA analysis reveals the presence of Yersinia pestis genome in individuals from Britain 4,000 years ago

Selected by Niveda Udaykumar, read the preLight here

Oxycodone decreases anxiety-like behavior in the elevated plus-maze test in male and female rats by Bruijnzeel et al.

Oxycodone-induced anxiolysis in rats: sex matters

Selected by Nándor Lipták, read the preLight here

Bacterial filamentation is an in vivo mechanism for cell-to-cell spreading by Tran et al.

Skilful pathogens: a bacterium that forms filaments to colonise its nematode host

Selected by Angika Basant, read the preLight here

A persistent behavioral state enables sustained predation of humans by mosquitoes by Sorrells et al.

Old papers: mosquitoes follow you by tracking CO2 you exhale

Me: I will hold my breath when a mosquito annoys me

Preprint: Mosquitoes search for up to 14 min after sensing CO2

Me: Argh!

Selected by Dinesh Natesan, read the preLight here

Differential mosquito attraction to humans is associated with skin-derived carboxylic acid levels by De Obaldia et al.

The answer to a buzzing question: Why are some people more attractive to mosquitoes than others?

Selected by Kristina Kuhbandner, read the preLight here