Media coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2022, including, GenomeWeb and Quanta Magazine.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in November. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Soyman et al.’s Research Article, ‘Intracranial human recordings reveal association between neural activity and perceived intensity for the pain of others in the insula’, was featured in:

Zalachoras et al.’s Research Article, ‘Glutathione in the nucleus accumbens regulates motivation to exert reward-incentivized effort’, was covered in:

Lamri et al.’s Research Article, ‘The genetic risk of gestational diabetes in South Asian women’, was featured in:

  • Mint – South Asian women more likely to get Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Type 2 diabetes genes linked with gestational diabetes in South Asian women’.

McCoy et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘Species clustering, climate effects, and introduced species in 5 million city trees across 63 US cities’, was highlighted in:

  • GreenBiz and Next City – City tree biodiversity helps protect urban forests — and our health

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘More naturally occurring trees and less clustering could benefit urban forests’.

The Feature Article by Chen et al., ‘Meta-Research: Systemic racial disparities in funding rates at the National Science Foundation’, was featured in:

  • Physics Magazine – Systemic Racism Reflected in Grant Allocations, Researchers Argue

Ding et al.’s Research Article, ‘Osteocytes regulate senescence of bone and bone marrow’, was mentioned in:

  • Shine (China) – Shanghai experts explain the cause of bone degeneration

Vieira et al.’s Research Article, ‘Neural defensive circuits underlie helping under threat in humans’, was featured in:

  • Nauka W Polsce (Poland) – Defensive responses and the desire to help are regulated by the same part of the brain (translated)

Mizuno et al.’s Research Article, ‘Novel multicellular prokaryote discovered next to an underground stream’, was covered in:

  • The Debrief – A Curious New Organism Has Been Discovered Hiding Within An Underground Cave

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Researchers discover new multicellular bacteria species’.

Dalton et al.’s Research Article, ‘New insights into anatomical connectivity along the anterior–posterior axis of the human hippocampus using in vivo quantitative fibre tracking’, was featured in:

  • HighTech (Russia) – The most detailed map of connections in the brain has been created: what inconsistencies have scientists found (translated)
  • Scientific Russia – The most detailed map of the “node” of memory in the human brain (translated)
  • Lab Online – Map of brain's memory hub reveals unexpected results
  • Aljarida (Kuwait) – Detailed map of brain highways (translated)
  • B92 (Serbia) – Scientists have made a new discovery about the brain (translated)

Sotillos et al.’s Research Article, ‘A conserved function of Human DLC3 and Drosophila Cv-c in testis development’, was highlighted in:

  • Hromadske (Ukraine) – Scientists seem to have discovered a gene responsible for infertility

Seufert et al.’s Research Article, ‘Enriched dietary saturated fatty acids induce trained immunity via ceramide production that enhances severity of endotoxemia and clearance of infection’, was covered in:

Sanderson’s Tools and Resources article, ‘Taxonium, a web-based tool for exploring large phylogenetic trees’, was mentioned in:

  • Infosalus (Spain) – An evolutionary analysis shows that SARS-CoV-2 variants repeat the same mutations (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Evolutionary analysis shows SARS-CoV-2 variants converging’.

Navarro-Dominguez et al.’s Research Article, ‘Epistatic selection on a selfish Segregation Distorter supergene – drive, recombination, and genetic load’, was covered in:

  • Quanta Magazine – How Supergenes Fuel Evolution Despite Harmful Mutations

Ujfalussy et al.’s Research Article, ‘Sampling motion trajectories during hippocampal theta sequences’, was featured in:

  • Qubit (Hungary) – Researchers have revealed the nervous system background of animal orientation (translated)

Borsatto et al.’s Research Article, ‘Revealing druggable cryptic pockets in the Nsp1 of SARS-CoV-2 and other β-coronaviruses by simulations and crystallography’, was featured in:

  • Infosalus (Spain) – A study identifies a key SARS-CoV-2 protein that could be a drug target (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Scientists reveal coronavirus drug target that could prevent immune system shut-down’.

Kowalczyk, Chikina and Clark’s Research Article, ‘Complementary evolution of coding and noncoding sequence underlies mammalian hairlessness’, was mentioned in:

  • GenomeWeb – Hair, Skin-Related Genomic Regions Evolving at Different Rates in Mammals With Little Hair

Bolet et al.’s Research Article, ‘The Jurassic rise of squamates as supported by lepidosaur disparity and evolutionary rates’, was highlighted in:

And Tang, Zhang et al.’s Research Article, ‘Tree species and genetic diversity increase productivity via functional diversity and trophic feedbacks’, was covered in:

  • – Tree species diversity makes forests more productive

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Forests benefit from tree species variety and genetic diversity’.

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