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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. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Unraveling the history of limb bones

    Holly N Woodward
    Ancient fossils give clues as to when features of modern tetrapod bones emerged.
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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Citizen Science: Asking questions of psychedelic microdosing

    Lindsay P Cameron
    A citizen science approach to research has shown that the improvements in mood and cognition associated with psychedelic microdosing are likely due to a placebo effect.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Osteoporotic Fracture: Bone age is not just for kids

    Jane A Cauley, Dolores M Shoback
    More informed discussions between physicians and older adults about the consequences of an initial osteoporotic fracture could encourage more patients to consider treatments that protect against future fracture.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Aging and Diet: To choose or not to choose

    Supriya Srinivasan
    Making choices about food affects the metabolism and lifespan of fruit flies.
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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacterial Warfare: Toxins, mutations and adaptations

    Maarten De Jong, Neal M Alto
    The toxins that some bacteria secrete to kill off rival species can also generate mutations that help toxin-resistant populations adapt to new environments.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Experimental Evolution: Failure to progress

    Duncan Greig, Jasmine Ono
    Experiments on yeast cells that are hosts to a killer virus confirm that natural selection can sometimes reduce fitness.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Cell Cycle: Deciding when to exit

    Joy H Meserve, Robert J Duronio
    A new imaging approach can distinguish between cells destined to stop proliferating and those committed to re-entering the cell cycle in live animals.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Aging: Unite to predict

    Meeraj Kothari, Daniel W Belsky
    Integrating the analysis of molecular data from different sources may improve our understanding of the effects of biological aging.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Thalamocortical Synapses: Like a clock in the rabbit's visual cortex

    Frédéric Chavane, Diego Contreras
    Three rules govern the connectivity between neurons in the thalamus and inhibitory neurons in the visual cortex of rabbits.
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    1. Neuroscience

    In Vivo Models: Visualizing traumatic brain injuries

    Marc Ekker
    Zebrafish larvae models can be used to study the link between seizures and the neurodegeneration that follows brain trauma.
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