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Insight articles are related to original research papers in eLife and explain why the results reported in the paper are significant in a given field of research. Insight articles are commissioned by eLife staff.

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    1. Cancer Biology

    Cancer Immunotherapy: A peptide puzzle

    Jian Guan, Nilabh Shastri
    Why does cancer develop in situations where the immune system is perfectly capable of eliminating it?
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    1. Neuroscience

    Working Memory: Separating the present and the future

    Qing Yu, Bradley R Postle
    The brain stores information that is needed immediately and information that will be needed in the future in different ways.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Social Neuroscience: How does social enrichment produce health benefits?

    Takefumi Kikusui
    Oxytocin appears to link social interaction and cell aging in rats, especially in females.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Cytokines: Revealing the secrets of secretion

    Antony Galione, Lianne C Davis
    An intracellular ion channel may have a central role in the release of cytokines by macrophages.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Life Expectancy: Advancing the aging biology toolkit

    Troy K Coody, Adam L Hughes
    A new device for isolating large quantities of old yeast cells expands the experimental boundaries of aging research.
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  1. Fabry Disease: Ion channels and neuropathic pain

    Madeleine C Klein, Anne Louise Oaklander
    Pain behaviors in a Fabry mouse model are associated with the accumulation of a fat molecule that disrupts sodium ion channels in small fiber neurons.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Carbon Fixation: Closing the circle

    Marylou C Machingura, James V Moroney
    In Chlamydomonas the different stages of the Calvin-Benson cycle take place in separate locations within the chloroplast.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gut Microbiome: Everyone wins

    Renata C Matos, François Leulier
    Aeromonas bacteria living in the gut of zebrafish produce a specific molecule to pacify the immune system of their host.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome-wide Association Study: Not so benign

    Barbara Rivera
    Susceptibility to uterine fibroids, benign tumors that affect the health of many women, is linked to genes that are responsible for preserving genome integrity and promoting genitourinary development.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Signaling Systems: Transferring information without distortion

    Steven S Andrews et al.
    Despite employing diverse molecular mechanisms, many different cell signaling systems avoid losing information by transmitting it in a linear manner.
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