eLife is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences, It was established at the end of 2012 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, and Wellcome Trust, following a workshop held in 2010 at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. Together, these organizations provided the initial funding to support the business and publishing operations.


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Researchers develop new method for mapping the auditory pathway

Researchers have developed a non-invasive method for mapping the human auditory pathway, which could potentially be used as a tool to help clinicians decide the best surgical strategy for patients with profound hearing loss.


Scientists decipher the fingertip's 'memory'

Scientists have detailed how the activity of tactile neurons in the fingertip in response to an applied force is influenced by the fingertip's mechanical memory of previous forces.


Donor motor neurons could restore muscle function in ALS

Scientists have detailed how a combination of grafted replacement motor neurons and optical nerve stimulation—using light to activate neurons—can improve muscle function in a highly aggressive mouse model of amyotrophic ...

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