eLife Science Digests

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


  1. DNA provides long-term storage for antibodies

    A genetic backup makes research antibodies more shareable and protects them for the future.
  2. Timing brain development

    Spatial and temporal cues acting in sequence may help developing neurons become specialized cell types.
  3. Keeping tabs with the moon

    A new technique starts to shed light on the mechanism that tunes the mating rhythms of a sea worm to the moon cycle.
  4. Propelling bacteria

    What can we learn by looking at the molecular motors that move bacteria?
  5. How do transcription factors switch on genes?

    A new analysis of existing microscopy data suggests that the way transcription factors bind to DNA may be more complex than previously thought.
  6. Macrophages branch out

    Research in mice reveals new roles for macrophages in shaping the development of the embryonic kidney.
  7. Hijacking the hijacker

    Attaching a molecular ‘label gun’ to a virus reveals the proteins it hijacks as it replicates.
  8. How HIV silences the alarm

    Viral protein U suppresses a wide range of immune responses during HIV infection.