Research Advances

A Research Advance is a short article that allows either the authors of an eLife paper or other researchers to publish new results that build on the original research paper in an important way.

Latest articles

    1. Neuroscience

    In vivo imaging with a water immersion objective affects brain temperature, blood flow and oxygenation

    Morgane Roche et al.
    Brain temperature and oxygenation vary according to the imaging conditions during two-photon microscopy.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A crystal structure of a collaborative RNA regulatory complex reveals mechanisms to refine target specificity

    Chen Qiu et al.
    A Caenorhabitis elegans RNA-binding protein, FBF-2, modulates RNA sequence motif recognition through conformational change and partner protein interaction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Ancestral reconstruction reveals mechanisms of ERK regulatory evolution

    Dajun Sang et al.
    Tight regulation of a central developmental kinase cascade evolved through two key mutations.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Formin-2 drives polymerisation of actin filaments enabling segregation of apicoplasts and cytokinesis in Plasmodium falciparum

    Johannes Felix Stortz et al.
    Formin-2 controls spatiotemporal polymerisation of actin filaments, a common mechanism used by apicomplexans for effective segregation of essential chloroplast-like organelles called apicoplasts, and additionally for daughter formation in Plasmodium falciparum.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    The visual speech head start improves perception and reduces superior temporal cortex responses to auditory speech

    Patrick J Karas et al.
    Human perception and brain responses differ between words, in which mouth movements are visible before the voice is heard, and words, for which the reverse is true.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Brain tumours repurpose endogenous neuron to microglia signalling mechanisms to promote their own proliferation

    Kelda Chia et al.
    P2ry12-mediated microglial interactions stimulate the proliferation of brain tumour initiating cells.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mapping sequence structure in the human lateral entorhinal cortex

    Jacob LS Bellmund et al.
    Mnemonic representations in the human anterior-lateral entorhinal cortex change through learning to reflect an experienced temporal event structure and holistic temporal maps relate to memory recall.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    PUMILIO, but not RBMX, binding is required for regulation of genomic stability by noncoding RNA NORAD

    Mahmoud M Elguindy et al.
    Interaction with PUMILIO is essential for maintenance of genomic stability by the cytoplasmic long noncoding RNA NORAD, whereas binding to RBMX is dispensable for this function.
    1. Neuroscience

    Closed-loop optogenetic activation of peripheral or central neurons modulates feeding in freely moving Drosophila

    Pierre-Yves Musso et al.
    The Sip-Triggered Optogenetic Behavior Enclosure (STROBE) produces robust behaviors via activation of peripheral or central neurons in the fly, and mimics key features of feeding driven by chemical taste ligands.
    1. Neuroscience

    Local synaptic inputs support opposing, network-specific odor representations in a widely projecting modulatory neuron

    Xiaonan Zhang et al.
    The activity of serotonergic neurons spanning multiple olfactory areas is regulated by both local synaptic interactions and dendrite wide computations.