Research Advances

A Research Advance is a short article that allows either the authors of an eLife paper or other researchers to publish new results that build on the original research paper in an important way.

Latest articles

    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Neuroscience

    GTPBP1 resolves paused ribosomes to maintain neuronal homeostasis

    Markus Terrey et al.
    The translational GTPase GTPBP1 prevents ribosome stalling during tRNA deficiency and is necessary for neuronal survival.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct subpopulations of mechanosensory chordotonal organ neurons elicit grooming of the fruit fly antennae

    Stefanie Hampel et al.
    Anatomically and physiologically distinct subpopulations of mechanosensory neurons on the fruit fly antennae elicit both common and distinct behavioral responses.
    1. Neuroscience

    Modulation of sleep-courtship balance by nutritional status in Drosophila

    José M Duhart et al.
    The sleep-courtship balance in Drosophila males is modulated by yeast/protein availability, and dopaminergic neurons projecting to the protocerebral bridge act downstream of courtship-regulating neurons for male sleep regulation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Label-free imaging of immune cell dynamics in the living retina using adaptive optics

    Aby Joseph et al.
    Immune cell motility and vascular response are imaged in vivo and label free in the CNS for the first time, using high-resolution phase-contrast adaptive optics retinal imaging.
    1. Neuroscience

    Antinociceptive modulation by the adhesion GPCR CIRL promotes mechanosensory signal discrimination

    Sven Dannh?user et al.
    An interdisciplinary approach uncovers a new antinociceptive molecular mechanism and shows that the adhesion GPCR CIRL adjusts the sensation of gentle touch and noxious mechanical insult in opposite directions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Breakage of the oligomeric CaMKII hub by the regulatory segment of the kinase

    Deepti Karandur et al.
    Activation and autophosphorylation of CaMKII releases the regulatory segment, which can then bind to and destabilize the hub assembly by trapping large fluctuations in the hub architecture.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Live imaging of hair bundle polarity acquisition demonstrates a critical timeline for transcription factor Emx2

    Yosuke Tona, Doris K Wu
    Acquisition of hair bundle orientation in sensory hair cells is only sensitive to Emx2 during a critical time window.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Establishment and maintenance of motor neuron identity via temporal modularity in terminal selector function

    Yinan Li et al.
    The terminal selector-type transcription factor UNC-3/Ebf partially modifies the suite of its target genes at different life stages to establish and maintain the identity of C. elegans motor neurons.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    New insights on the modeling of the molecular mechanisms underlying neural maps alignment in the midbrain

    Elise Laura Savier et al.
    A dominant sensory map provides positional information through correlated activity and transposed molecular cues to guide secondary sensory projections for alignment and organization.