eLife Science Digests

Cutting jargon and putting research in context, digests showcase some of the latest articles published in eLife.


  1. A needle in a haystack

    Measuring the levels of proteins in the immune cells of people receiving anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV reveals which of these cells the virus is hiding in.
  2. Making connections

    Computer simulations how patterns can brain.
  3. What happens when protein production gets stuck?

    An ancient protein called C53 works with a quality control system to recycle stalled proteins that are not fully constructed before they have a chance to harm the cell.
  4. The two faces of MondoA

    In zebrafish embryos, the glucose sensor MondoA has a double life controlling cholesterol and associated hormone synthesis during development.
  5. Folding in a membrane

    A protein called TMCO1 is part of a larger protein machine that transports transmembrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum and helps fold them within the membrane.
  6. Could astrocytes and adenosine protect against PTSD?

    Activating astrocytes prevents newly formed fear memories from stabilizing, with potential implications for conditions like PTSD.
  7. Microeconomics in the time of epidemics

    Small-scale chicken farmers in Vietnam often sell their animals when an outbreak occurs, potentially spreading the disease further.
  8. How do centrioles stay stable?

    A new microscopy technique reveals how the protein WDR90 helps maintain the stable structure of centrioles.