For the press


  1. Media Coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2019, including BBC News, The New York Times and National Geographic.
  2. How a cellular shuttle helps HIV-1 spread in immune organs

    Researchers have identified a mechanism for HIV-1 spreading that involves viral particles being loaded from one type of cell onto an immune cell network.
  3. Scientists outline 10 simple rules for the computational modelling of behavioural data

    The guidelines are designed to help researchers avoid many potential pitfalls in the computational modelling of cognitive and neuroscience data.
  4. Did human hunting activities alone drive great auks’ extinction?

    Analysis of ancient DNA from an extinct seabird demonstrates that even abundant and widespread species can be vulnerable to intense exploitation.
  5. Scientists dissect and redesign protein-based pattern formation

    Dissecting self-organising protein systems step by step may help scientists design the process of biological pattern formation from minimal ingredients.
  6. Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2019, including BBC, Fox News and the New York Post.
  7. Study reveals ‘bug wars’ that take place in cystic fibrosis

    The secrets of how individual bacterial cells respond when they meet another species have been revealed, providing insights for treating cystic fibrosis.
  8. Scientists identify immune cells linked to malaria-induced anaemia through autoantibody production

    Anaemia in malaria patients is likely caused by an autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells, suggesting a new approach to treating this deadly side effect.
  9. Scientists shed new light on neural processes behind learning and motor behaviours

    The discovery that the cerebral cortex can directly control activities of globus pallidus neurons, which are associated with voluntary movement, could improve our understanding of why some symptoms occur in Parkinson’s and other diseases.
  10. Chronic adversity dampens dopamine production

    Exposure to chronic adversity in childhood and adulthood can lead to a dampened physiological response to acute stress and exaggerated threat perception.

Enquiries about published papers, material in press and eLife may be directed to, or +44 1223 855373.

If you’re writing about an eLife study, please cite eLife as the source of the article and include a link to either the article or, preferably using our DOI: – with the article’s five-digit extension (e.g. Thank you!

All content, unless otherwise stated, is available under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). All are free to use and reuse the content provided the original source and authors are credited.

The eLife media policy encourages authors to present and discuss their works ahead of publication and indicates that eLife does not release content under embargo, except in exceptional circumstances.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.