Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2019, including The New York Times, ITV News and Scientific American.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in September. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Meir et al.’s Research Article, ‘Reduced metabolism supports hypoxic flight in the high-flying bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)’, was covered in:

  • The New York Times – These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’
  • Yahoo! News UK – Geese sightings over Everest lead to scientific discovery
  • CBC News (Canada) – NASA astronaut stands in as 'mother goose' for UBC study on high-flying geese
  • The Scientist – Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
  • The Washington Post – This astronaut raised geese to study their hearts. The birds stole hers.
  • The Times – Geese above Everest are no flight of fancy
  • Science – This bird really can fly over Mount Everest, wind tunnel experiments reveal
  • La Stampa (Italy) – The astronauts of the sky, these geese can fly in the "death zone" of the Himalayas at 8000m (translated)

You can read an eLife press release about this study here.

Mordecai et al.’s Short Report, ‘Endangered wild salmon infected by newly discovered viruses’, was mentioned in:

The Research Article by Liberti et al., ‘Seminal fluid compromises visual perception in honeybee queens reducing their survival during additional mating flights’, was highlighted in:

  • ITV News – They say love is blind - and for queen honeybees that is literally true
  • New York Post – Sex blinds queen bees to curb their promiscuity, study says
  • Nature – Sex clouds queen bees’ vision
  • ZME Science – Seminal fluid blinds honeybee queens so they’re less likely to mate with other males
  • Gizmodo (Spanish edition) – Male bees sometimes blind the queen to prevent her from looking for others (translated)

Zipple et al.’s Research Article, ‘Intergenerational effects of early adversity on survival in wild baboons’, was picked up in:

Aoki et al.’s Research Article, ‘An open cortico-basal ganglia loop allows limbic control over motor output via the nigrothalamic pathway’, was mentioned in:

  • TimesLIVE (India) – Advice for Proteas from scientist who decoded choking: 'Keep calm and carry on'

Fumagalli et al.’s Research Article, ‘Genetic diversity of CHC22 clathrin impacts its function in glucose metabolism’, was covered in:

Robinson et al.’s Research Article, ‘Correlated evolution between repertoire size and song plasticity predicts that sexual selection on song promotes open-ended learning’, was highlighted in:

The Research Article by Bolea et al., ‘Defined neuronal populations drive fatal phenotype in a mouse model of Leigh syndrome’, was mentioned in:

  • La Vanguardia – UAB study helps to understand Leigh Syndrome and opens the door to treatments (translated)

Gupta et al.’s Research Article, ‘A tRNA modification balances carbon and nitrogen metabolism by regulating phosphate homeostasis’, was covered in:

  • The Hindu – How simple cells organise into varied communities

Mladen Barbic’s Research Article, ‘Possible magneto-mechanical and magneto-thermal mechanisms of ion channel activation in magnetogenetics’, was picked up in:

  • The Scientist – Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research

And the Short Report by Ericson et al., ‘A contractile injection system stimulates tubeworm metamorphosis by translocating a proteinaceous effector’, was covered in:

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