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April 23, 2014

More than 40% of people around the globe are at risk of being bitten by mosquitoes infected with the virus that causes Dengue fever. Every year, more than 100 million of these individuals are infected. Many develop severe headaches, pain, and fever, but some develop a life-threatening condition where tiny...

March 5, 2014

At eLife we aim to make important results openly available as soon as possible – eliminating unnecessary delays in submission, peer review, manuscript proofing, and publication, so authors can more quickly take credit for their hard work . We also know that manuscripts describing important breakthroughs don't have to be very...

March 3, 2014

On Thursday 13th of February we hosted our very first Google Hangout on Air . eLife Editor-in-Chief, Randy Schekman, was joined by inventor Jack Andraka and eLife editor, Professor Jody Culham in an online conversation moderated by journalist Akshat Rathi. Each participant brought his or her own, unique, view of...

February 18, 2014

Three of the world's leading scientific research funders – the Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute – have launched an innovative, open-access research journal, eLife, as a first step in an initiative to transform the way that new research findings in...

February 11, 2014
At eLife, we're always looking to improve how we disseminate scientific information and engage with the community. Our successful launch of the eLife journal ( elife.elifesciences.org ) just over a year ago included a number of innovations in online scholarly publishing, for example including all figures, including 'supplementary figures' on...
January 27, 2014
The future for sea animals looks pretty grim. And, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it will only get worse unless action is taken to conserve sharks and rays. A new global study released this week predicts that a quarter of chondrichthyan fishes—sharks, rays, and chimaeras—are...

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