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  1. Brain circuit controls individual responses to temptation in rats

    Differences in how individual rats respond to ‘reward cues’, which have been linked to compulsive behaviours such as substance abuse and overeating, can be traced to a key brain circuit.
  2. Media Coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in August 2019, including The Times, Forbes and Xinhua.
  3. Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar

    New insight on how bar-headed geese maintain flight at extreme altitudes opens avenues to further research on animals’ physiology in low-oxygen environments.
  4. Cancer cells’ immune weak spot revealed

    Blocking a molecule called DCAF15 causes blood cancer cells to become ‘inflamed’ and more susceptible to detection and destruction by natural killer cells.
  5. Gene mutations coordinate to drive malignancy in lung cancer

    The identification of a molecular mechanism that causes lung cells to lose their identity, thereby promoting tumor progression, could have implications for lung cancer drug development.
  6. Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

    New technology that recreates some of the complexity of the human retina may help scientists study eye disease and screen for drug side effects that harm the eye.
  7. How mucosal infections can rewire an immune response to shape susceptibility to recurrence

    New insight on how some infections impact an immune response directed by the tumour necrosis factor-alpha protein could inform the development of effective new treatments.
  8. Machine learning tool improves tracking of tiny moving particles

    A new automated tool driven by machine learning technology may make it easier and faster for scientists to track the movement of tiny particles inside living cells.
  9. Scientists shed new light on how we perceive vibrations through touch

    New research challenges established views of how specific receptor channels work together in response to vibrotactile stimuli.
  10. Media Coverage: July roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in July 2019, including Xinhua, United Press International and The Scientist.