eLife Science Digests

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


  1. What we know we know

    A computer model provides insight into the minimal requirements of a living cell and reveals gaps in the current knowledge.
  2. Stability in an unstable world

    Mice are helping scientists to understand how the world around us remains looking stable even as we move.
  3. Measles vaccination campaigns in India saved many lives

    Campaigns to ensure that Indian children received two doses of the measles vaccine saved 41,000 to 56,000 lives between 2010 and 2013.
  4. Folding the brain

    2D analysis shows how folding of the mouse brain relies on both mechanical and cellular features during development.
  5. An ancient imposter

    Meet the 99-million-year-old beetle that deceived its way into the earliest-known ant colonies.
  6. A different approach to tackle malaria

    Mass administration of antimalaria drugs can reduce malaria infections if enough people participate.
  7. Learning to breathe after early-life sickness

    Inflammation shortly after birth impairs breathing control mechanisms later in life and may increase the risk of breathing disorders in adults.
  8. Melting away excess fat

    Deleting a gene called BCL6 helps mouse liver cells burn through excess fat.