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  1. Footprints of the past

    Episode 35: Footprints of the past

    In this special episode we hear the full story of the discovery of the fossil footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania, as featured in episode 34.
  2. December 2013

    Episode 7: December 2013

    In this episode we hear about drug resistance, severe brain damage, sugar versus sweetener, public goods dilemmas, and the evolution of the machinary that makes proteins in cells.
  3. Episode 46: March 2018

    In this episode, we hear about autism, insulin resistance, Sci-Hub, coping with low levels of oxygen, and how the brain responds to blindness.
  4. June 2020

    Episode 67: June 2020

    In this episode, we hear about a controversial claim in plant science, why we cannot get enough of chocolate, HIV in women, sex as a biological variable, and why not all zebrafish like to mingle.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Discovery and Translation of Cancer Immunology: A Special Issue

    Edited by Jeffrey Settleman et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of the immune response to cancer cells.
  5. Episode 71: December 2020

    In this episode, we hear about exercise and cancer, mental health in academia, sea slugs, anti-nausea drugs and how the brain remembers unpleasant tastes.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology
    The Natural History of Model Organisms

    The Natural History of Model Organisms

    Edited by Ian Baldwin et al.
    Essays on the wild lives of model organisms, from Arabidopsis to the zebrafish.
  6. Episode 53: January 2019

    In this episode, we hear about memory consolidation, breast cancer, leafcutter ants, deep-sea biodiversity and the beneficial effects of oxytocin on our health.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cell Biology

    Aging, Geroscience and Longevity: A Special Issue

    Edited by Matt Kaeberlein et al.
    eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue to highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of aging and interventions that extend longevity.
  7. Episode 3: August 2013

    Episode 3: August 2013

    In this episode we hear about the cocktail party effect, the role of psuedogene RNA in the immune response, the genetic origins of a common form of blindness, the flu vaccine, and the origins of schistosomiasis.