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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    How an immune system regulator shifts the balance of immune cells

    New findings may help scientists develop novel ways of tweaking the immune system to treat infections and disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse brain region processes sound and motion at the same time

    Integrated processing of sound and movement in the brain may help animals respond to sounds more rapidly and accurately.
  1. eLife names Damian Pattinson as new Executive Director

    Pattinson will lead eLife’s efforts to improve the communication of new research findings across the life and biomedical sciences.
    1. Neuroscience

    How fruit flies flock together in orderly clusters

    Using multiple senses, fruit flies form orderly clusters driven by fly-fly interactions.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Two cancer-causing genes work together to promote metastasis

    Two genes that promote cancer development, MYC and TWIST1, work together to recruit immune cells to tumours, creating an environment that enables cancer cells to spread.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Cannabinoids improve symptoms in mice with endometriosis

    Early studies in mice suggest that cannabinoids can relieve pain caused by endometriosis and pave the way for further clinical research.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Chronic inflammation may turn skin-protecting antibody into a tumour promoter

    An antibody that usually helps defend the skin against harmful substances or infections may promote tumour growth during chronic tissue inflammation.
  2. eLife announces Timothy Behrens as new Deputy Editor

    Behrens, formerly a Senior Editor for eLife, is promoted to become a Deputy Editor.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    New molecule could help treat neurodegenerative diseases

    A potent new ‘chemical chaperone’ prevents the build-up of misfolded proteins and could pave the way for treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

    High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2019, including BBC News, The Guardian and The New York Times.