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Highlights

  1. Publishing: Room at the top

    Randy Schekman
  2. The many faces of peer review

    A collection of articles on peer review

    Curated by Peter Rodgers
    1. Neuroscience

    A new role for zinc in the brain

    Brendan B McAllister, Richard H Dyck

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Latest articles

  1. Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences

    Peter Hitchcock et al.
    What can institutions and funding agencies do to address an array of issues facing the biomedical research community in the United States?.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolution: The enigmatic xenopsins

    Detlev Arendt
    A new member of the family of light-sensitive proteins called opsins has stirred up our view of photoreceptors.
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  2. Moving on: eLife at five

    Curated by Emma Pewsey
    To celebrate five years of eLife we catch up with some of our first authors and reflect on the current state of scientific publishing and peer review.
  3. Scientific Publishing: Room at the top

    Randy Schekman
    Five years after eLife published its first papers, we reflect on our consultative approach to peer review, the challenges of reproducibility, and the need to reform how published research is assessed.
    Editorial
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    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Tissue Engineering: Building a better blood-brain barrier

    Courtney Lane-Donovan, Joachim Herz
    A new three-dimensional model of the blood-brain barrier can be used to study processes that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
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  4. Interview: Staying focused

    Support from a multidisciplinary initiative allows Ilaria Testa’s lab to develop new optical microscopy techniques.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Sleep: To rebound or not to rebound

    Bethany A Stahl, Alex C Keene
    Sexual arousal in flies counteracts the effects of sleep deprivation.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Sound Processing: A new role for zinc in the brain

    Brendan B McAllister, Richard H Dyck
    Certain neurons in the auditory cortex release zinc to influence how the brain processes sounds.
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    1. Plant Biology

    Drought Stress: Into the fourth dimension

    David L Des Marais
    The influence of time on the drought response of Brassica rapa, an agriculturally important species of plant, has been clarified.
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  5. Interview: Taking perspective

    Ryan Hum’s scientific training has proven valuable to his career in government and policy.