Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2021, including The New York Times, The Indian Express and The Guardian.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in October. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Hulse et al.’s Research Article, ‘A connectome of the Drosophila central complex reveals network motifs suitable for flexible navigation and context-dependent action selection’, was featured in:

  • The Indian Express – How to map a fly brain in 20 million easy steps
  • The New York Times – Why Scientists Have Spent Years Mapping This Creature’s Brain
  • CBC Radio (Canada) – Why scientists are mapping the fruit fly’s surprisingly complex brain
  • News-24 (France) – How to Map a Fly Brain in 20 Million Easy Steps (translated)
  • O Globo (Brazil) – Fly brain mapping can help clarify how we process and interpret information (translated)

Bera et al.’s Research Article, ‘Linking spatial self-organization to community assembly and biodiversity’, was covered in:

Hansen Kymre et al.’s Research Article, ‘Distinct protocerebral neuropils associated with attractive and aversive female-produced odorants in the male moth brain’, was highlighted in:

O’Neill et al.’s Research Article, ‘Antimicrobials from a feline commensal bacterium inhibit skin infection by drug-resistant S. pseudintermedius, was mentioned in:

The Tools and Resources Article by Karlinsky et al., ‘Tracking excess mortality across countries during the COVID-19 pandemic with the World Mortality Dataset’, was featured in:

  • The Guardian – Could the global Covid death toll be millions higher than thought?

Öztürk et al.’s Research Article, ‘scAAVengr, a transcriptome-based pipeline for quantitative ranking of engineered AAVs with single-cell resolution’, was covered in:

  • AajTak (India) – Scientists have developed new technology to study viral vectors for treating blindness (translated)

Rosenberg et al.’s Research Article, ‘Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress’, was featured in:

Chen et al.’s Research Article, ‘Reinstatement of long-term memory following erasure of its behavioral and synaptic expression in Aplysia, was highlighted in:

Lencz et al.’s Research Article, ‘Utility of polygenic embryo screening for disease depends on the selection strategy’, was mentioned in:

Girard-Buttoz et al.’s Research Article, ‘Early maternal loss leads to short- but not long-term effects on diurnal cortisol slopes in wild chimpanzees’, was covered in:

And the Research Article by Mika et al., ‘Evolutionary transcriptomics implicates new genes and pathways in human pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes’, was featured in:

  • El Universo (Ecuador) – A genetic study explores how unique and fascinating human pregnancy is (translated)

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