Media Coverage: January roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in January 2024, including The Debrief, ScienceNews, and
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in January. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Li et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Longer mandible or nose? Co-evolution of feeding organs in early elephantiforms’, was picked up by:

  • SciTechDaily – Ancient Giants Unearthed: The Evolutionary Secrets of Elephant Trunks
  • DV (Iceland) – How elephants may have got their trunks (translated)
  • GMW (China) – How developed were the trunks of elephant ancestors? (translated)
  • Infosalus (Spain) – How does social attention develop in children with autism? (translated)
  • List23 – The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

This study was also summarised by the eLife press release, ‘How shifting climates may have shaped early elephants’ trunks’.

Kojovic et al.’s Research Article, ‘Unraveling the developmental dynamic of visual exploration of social interactions in autism,’ was featured in:

  • SwissInfo – Children with autism view film images differently
  • Science & Vie (France) – Children with autism: an eye test to understand the development of their social gaze (translated)
  • Technology Networks – Social Attention Develops Differently in Autistic Children
  • Neuroscience News – Eye-Tracking Unveils Autism’s Distinctive Worldview and Social Focus Shift
  • Medical Xpress – How does social attention develop in autistic children?

Lengersdorff et al.’s Research Article, ‘Neuroimaging and behavioral evidence that violent video games exert no negative effect on human empathy for pain and emotional reactivity to violence’, was featured in:

  • – How violent video games impact the human mind
  • The Debrief – Researchers examine whether violent video games numb people to real-world violence
  • Neuroscience News – Violent Video Games Do Not Diminish Empathy
  • Medical Xpress – Neuroscientific study suggests violence in video games does not negatively impact adults’ empathy
  • Eurasia Review – Do Violent Video Games Numb Us Towards Real Violence?
  • Zenger News – Do Violent Video Games Desensitize People To Real Violence?
  • Technology Networks – Violent Video Games Found, Once Again, To Have No Effect on Empathy
  • (Armenia) – Violence in video games does not negatively affect the ability to empathise (translated)

Kumar et al.’s Research Article, ‘Cas phosphorylation regulates focal adhesion assembly’, was mentioned in:

Alvarez-Buylla et al.’s Research Article, ‘Binding and sequestration of poison frog alkaloids by a plasma globulin’, was featured in:

  • ScienceNews – Here’s how poison dart frogs safely hoard toxins in their skin
  • List23 – The Mystery Protein helps protect Poison Dart frogs from their own toxins

This study was also summarised by the eLife press release, ‘Protein allows poison dart frogs to accumulate toxins safely’.

Levakov, Kaplan et al.’s Research Article, ‘The effect of weight loss following 18 months of lifestyle intervention on brain age assessed with resting-state functional connectivity’, was picked up by:

Flowers et al.’s Research Article, ‘Regulation of defective mitochondrial DNA accumulation and transmission in C. elegans by the programmed cell death and aging pathways’, was featured in:

  • Santé Log – Mitochondria: The secret agents of a longer, healthier life (translated)

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