Media Coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in August 2020, including Forbes, the New York Post and the Daily Express.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in August. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Garvin et al.’s Short Report, ‘A mechanistic model and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 involving a RAS-mediated bradykinin storm’, was featured in:

  • Elemental (Medium) – A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 – and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged
  • The Scientist – Is a Bradykinin Storm Brewing in COVID-19?
  • Galileu (Brazil) – Supercomputer points to new inflammatory reaction caused by Covid-19 (translated)
  • Forbes – Researchers Use Supercomputers To Discover New Pathway For Covid-19 Inflammation

Eckermann et al.’s Research Article, ‘3D virtual pathohistology of lung tissue from Covid-19 patients based on phase contrast X-ray tomography’, was covered in:

  • Hindustan Times – Covid-19: Scientists use novel imaging technique to decode lung damage in severe coronavirus infections
  • The Seventh Day (Egypt) – Development of a 3D technology that visualises lung tissue damage after severe COVID-19 (translated)
  • Times of India – Scientists decode how lungs are damaged in severe COVID-19 using novel imaging technique

Barnett et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Meta-Research: The growth of acronyms in the scientific literature’, was highlighted in:

  • Nature – From ACTH to DNA: the rise of acronyms in research
  • Forbes – Study: Scientists Are Using Too Many Acronyms, Here Are The Top 10

López-Madrona et al.’s Research Article, ‘Different theta frameworks coexist in the rat hippocampus and are coordinated during memory-guided and novelty tasks’, was featured in:

  • La Vanguardia (Spain) – Different types of waves combine memories and new information in the brain (translated)

Whitford et al.’s 2017 Research Article, ‘Neurophysiological evidence of efference copies to inner speech’, was mentioned in:

Strauss et al.’s Research Article, ‘Vestigial auriculomotor activity indicates the direction of auditory attention in humans’, was covered in:

The Feature Article by Andersen et al., ‘Meta-Research: COVID-19 medical papers have fewer women first authors than expected’, was featured in:

Benediktová et al.’s Research Article, ‘Magnetic alignment enhances homing efficiency of hunting dogs’, was highlighted in:

  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) – Science reveals its secrets ... Your pets have a sixth sense (translated)

González et al.’s Research Article, ‘Can sleep protect memories from catastrophic forgetting?’, was mentioned in:

Sanor et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Multiplex CRISPR/Cas screen in regenerating haploid limbs of chimeric Axolotls’, was covered in:

  • Regiony TVP (Poland) – What can we grow back – nature and the miracles of regeneration (translated)

The Research Article by Saiz et al., ‘Growth factor-mediated coupling between lineage size and cell fate choice underlies robustness of mammalian development’, was highlighted in:

  • ABC Color (Paraguay) – Scientists discover a mechanism that makes embryos viable in early pregnancy (translated)

Bentham et al.’s 2016 Research Article, ‘A century of trends in adult human height’, was featured in:

  • UOL (Brazil) – See 6 changes the human body has undergone over the past 150 years (translated)

Cermak et al.’s Research Article, ‘Whole-organism behavioral profiling reveals a role for dopamine in state-dependent motor program coupling in C. elegans, was mentioned in:

  • Nature – Inside the mind of an animal

Cowburn et al.’s 2017 Research Article, ‘Cardiovascular adaptation to hypoxia and the role of peripheral resistance’, was covered in:

  • Daily Express – High blood pressure: A surprising body part that controls blood pressure - how to lower it

The Short Report by Wagner et al., ‘Augmented curation of clinical notes from a massive EHR system reveals symptoms of impending COVID-19 diagnosis’, was highlighted in:

  • Firstpost (India) – How loss of smell in COVID-19 infection is different from that seen in the common cold or flu

Chimalapati et al.’s Research Article, ‘Vibrio deploys type 2 secreted lipase to esterify cholesterol with host fatty acids and mediate cell egress’, was featured in:

  • Korea Economic Daily – 'Smooth cell membrane', Vibrio's exquisite cell escape method (translated)

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