Insights

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. Neuroscience

    Magnetic Resonance: Mapping the visual world to the human brain

    Betina Ip, Holly Bridge
    The visual maps measured non-invasively in the brain of human and non-human primates reliably reflect the underlying neuronal responses recorded with invasive electrodes.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Pain: Why sex matters

    Josette J Wlaschin et al.
    The immune mechanisms underlying hypersensitivity to pain after nerve injury are different in male and female mice.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Circadian Rhythm: How neurons adjust to diurnality

    Gabriele Andreatta, Charles N Allen
    Being active during the day requires a slow-closing ion channel that dampens the activity of neurons in a specific area of the brain.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Medicine

    Funding: Blinding peer review

    Michael A Taffe
    Concealing the identity of the principal investigator only partially closes the success gap between white and African American or Black researchers in NIH grant applications.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Vasopressin: Predicting changes in osmolality

    Zhe Yang et al.
    Two neural circuits control the release of vasopressin in response to eating and drinking before there are any detectable changes in blood water levels.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Neonatal Weight: No fire without smoke (particles)

    Stephanie M Holm, John Balmes
    Pollution from landscape fires, which are increasing with climate change, leads to babies being born with lower birthweights in low- and middle-income countries.
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    1. Ecology

    Echolocation: The brain limit

    Alexander J Werth, Joseph E Corbett
    How fast the brain and muscles can respond to information about prey location constrains visual and echolocating predators in similar ways.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Statistics: Sex difference analyses under scrutiny

    Colby J Vorland
    A survey reveals that many researchers do not use appropriate statistical analyses to evaluate sex differences in biomedical research.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Cancer: Preventing collateral damage

    Harry Quon, Fred Bunz
    In pigs, nitrate supplements can protect salivary glands from the damage caused by radiation therapy to the head and neck.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Connectomes: Mapping the fly’s ‘brain in the brain’

    Stanley Heinze
    Studying neurons and their connections in the central complex of the fruit fly reveals new insights into how their structure and function shape perception and behavior.
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