Media coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2018, including Scientific American, Xinhua and Forbes.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in December. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

The Tools and Resources article by Sakaguchi et al., ‘Bright multicolor labeling of neuronal circuits with fluorescent proteins and chemical tags’, was highlighted in:

  • Forbes – Where To Find Some Of The Most Stunning Neuroscience Images Of 2018

Fu et al.’s Research Article, ‘An unexpected noncarpellate epigynous flower from the Jurassic of China’, was covered in:

  • The Times of India – Flowers bloomed 50 million years earlier than thought
  • Live Science – World’s Oldest Flower Unfurled Its Petals More Than 174 Million Years Ago
  • PLOS Paleo Community – Fossil Friday Roundup: Friday December 21, 2018
  • Xinhua (China) – China Focus: World's oldest flowers originated from Early Jurassic
  • Der Standard (Austria) – Flowers may have appeared 40 million years earlier than expected (translated)
  • ABC (Spain) – Scientists discover a fossil that would push back the origin of flowers by 50 million years (translated)
  • RT Actualidad (Spain) – Scientists find traces of a plant in China from 174 million years ago (translated)
  • Mail (Russia) – Scientists have found the oldest flower (translated)
  • Index (Hungary) – Flowers are much older than we thought (translated)
  • HVG (Hungary) – Flowers are 50 million years older than thought (translated)

Olesen et al.’s Research Article, ‘The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance’, was mentioned in:

Smith and Sheltzer’s Tools and Resources article, ‘Systematic identification of mutations and copy number alterations associated with cancer patient prognosis’, was featured in:

Laing et al.’s Research Article, ‘Blood transcriptome based biomarkers for human circadian phase', was covered in:

Sharma et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Tau monomer encodes strains’, was highlighted in:

  • New Atlas – A single molecule could forecast what type of dementia a person will develop

Xian, Pohlkamp et al.’s Research Article, ‘Reversal of ApoE4-induced recycling block as a novel prevention approach for Alzheimer’s disease’, was picked up in:

  • ZME Science – Scientists reverse leading cause of late-onset Alzheimer’s, opening door for vaccine that prevents the disease
  • France Info (France) – Alzheimer's: hope for a new prevention strategy? (Translated)

Rudnicki et al.’s Research Article, ‘Endothelial-specific FoxO1 depletion prevents obesity-related disorders by increasing vascular metabolism and growth’, was featured in:

The Research Article by Stratiievska et al., ‘Reciprocal regulation among TRPV1 channels and phosphoinositide 3-kinase in response to nerve growth factor’, was covered in:

Balboa et al.’s Research Article, ‘Insulin mutations impair beta-cell development in a patient-derived iPSC model of neonatal diabetes’, was picked up in:

  • Yle – Finnish researchers investigated how baby-born diabetes develops (translated)

And Hsueh et al.’s Research Article, ‘Nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora mimics olfactory cues of sex and food to lure its nematode prey’, was mentioned in:

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