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    1. Neuroscience

    Functional MRI: Making connections in the brain

    Alex TL Leong, Ed X Wu
    Simultaneous measurements of neuronal activity and fMRI signals in the rat brain have shed new light on the origins of resting-state fMRI connectivity networks.
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  1. Episode 42: eLife at five

    In this special episode, we hear about photosynthesis, forensics, peer review, and the past, present and future of eLife.
  2. Point of View: What’s in a name?

    Michael D Schaller et al.
    Standardizing the titles, terms and conditions under which postdocs are employed will benefit the biomedical research workforce.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Gene Regulation: A transcriptional switch controls meiosis

    A Elizabeth Hildreth, Karen M Arndt
    A key protein involved in the segregation of meiotic chromosomes is produced 'just in time' by the regulated expression of two mRNA isoforms.
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    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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  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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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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  6. Interview: Staying focused

    Support from a multidisciplinary initiative allows Ilaria Testa’s lab to develop new optical microscopy techniques.