Media Coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2019, including BBC News, The New York Times and National Geographic.
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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:

Thomas et al.’s Research Article, ‘Demographic reconstruction from ancient DNA supports rapid extinction of the great auk’, was covered in:

  • BBC News – Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird
  • Gizmodo (Australia) – Humans Alone Were Responsible For This Big Atlantic Seabird's Extinction, New Evidence Shows
  • Smithsonian – Humans May Be Solely to Blame for the Great Auk’s Extinction
  • Archaeology – Did Human Hunters Alone Wipe Out the Great Auk?
  • News18 India – Humans Were the Only Reason The Great Auks Went Extinct, Finds Study
  • International Business Times – Human Hunting Pushed Great Auk To Extinction, Evidence Shows

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

The Research Article by Bloomfield et al., ‘The effects of psychosocial stress on dopaminergic function and the acute stress response’, was featured in:

  • Psychology Today – Long-Term Exposure to Adversity May Dampen Dopamine Production

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

Yonemitsu et al.’s Research Article, ‘A single clonal lineage of transmissible cancer identified in two marine mussel species in South America and Europe’, was mentioned in:

An eLife press release about this paper is available to read here.

Berndsen et al.’s Research Article, ‘PPM1H phosphatase counteracts LRRK2 signaling by selectively dephosphorylating Rab proteins’, was highlighted in:

Limoli et al.’s Research Article, ‘Interspecies interactions induce exploratory motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa’, was covered in:

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

Varuzhanyan et al.’s Research Article, ‘Mitochondrial fusion is required for spermatogonial differentiation and meiosis’, was featured in:

  • Science – Organelle fusion in fertility

And the Research Article by Poissonnier et al., ‘Experimental investigation of ant traffic under crowded conditions’, was highlighted in:

  • Sina (China) – Humans can't compare to ants in this regard because we are too selfish (translated)

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