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. Computational and Systems Biology

    How the insect central complex could coordinate multimodal navigation

    Xuelong Sun et al.
    The copy-and-shift mechanism modelled in the insect central complex facilitates multimodal navigation, providing a general computation model explaining flexible navigation behaviours.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Patched 1 reduces the accessibility of cholesterol in the outer leaflet of membranes

    Maia Kinnebrew et al.
    Cholesterol accessibility in the plasma membrane can be controlled by proteins and function as a signaling messenger in cell-cell communication pathways.
    1. Neuroscience

    Rat sensitivity to multipoint statistics is predicted by efficient coding of natural scenes

    Riccardo Caramellino et al.
    Visual sensitivity to correlation patterns in rats matches that previously measured in humans, as well as predictions from efficient coding theory based on the statistics of natural images.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Phases of cortical actomyosin dynamics coupled to the neuroblast polarity cycle

    Chet Huan Oon, Kenneth E Prehoda
    Oon and Prehoda discover cortical actomyosin dynamics that polarize asymmetrically dividing neural stem cells.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Efficacy of FFP3 respirators for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers

    Mark Ferris et al.
    Healthcare workers working on COVID-19 wards experience a 31-fold increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to colleagues on non-COVID-19 wards whilst wearing fluid-resistant surgical masks, and FFP3 respirators provide up to 100% protection against infection.
    1. Neuroscience

    Subpopulations of neurons in lOFC encode previous and current rewards at time of choice

    David L Hocker et al.
    A distinct subpopulation of neurons in the rat orbitofrontal cortex encodes reward history at the time of choice, providing a potential neural substrate by which reward history may influence decisions.