Media Coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2021, including The Science Times, Business Insider and Psychology Today.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in May. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Garagnani et al.’s Research Article, ‘Whole-genome sequencing analysis of semi-supercentenarians’, was mentioned in:

  • The Science Times – Longevity Study Shows People Over 105 Years Old Have More Efficient DNA Repair
  • New Atlas – Biggest genetic study of supercentenarians reveals clues to healthy aging
  • G1 (Brazil) – Study of 'supercentenarians' links longevity to DNA regeneration (translated)
  • Veja (Brazil) – Study: Centenarians have genes that protect DNA (translated)
  • UOL (Brazil) – Study: people aged 105 and older have genes that prevent DNA damage (translated)
  • Aerzteblatt (Germany) – Age research: efficient DNA repair extends life (translated)
  • Il Giornale (Italy) – The key to a long life is a gene that repairs DNA (translated)
  • ANSA (Italy) – The secret of the centenarians is in the genes that stop DNA damage (translated)
  • WP Tech (Poland) – Scientists are getting closer to discovering the secret of longevity (translated)
  • CCMA (Spain) – Scientists find the genetic key that allows some people to exceed 105 years of age (translated)
  • Crónica Global (Spain) – Scientists find the genetic key to longevity (translated)
  • Hromadske (Ukraine) – Want to live more than a hundred years? It may not depend on you at all (translated)
  • ScienceNet (China) – People aged 105 and over have have genes that prevent DNA damage (translated)
  • Sina (China) – Secrets of longevity for centenarians: DNA repair and low mutation burden of specific genes (translated)
  • Mockba24 (Russia) – Study explains longevity of Italians (translated)
  • Nedd.cz (Czech Republic) – A genetic study has explained the secrets of healthy aging (translated)
  • Pravda (Slovakia) – The largest genetic study of centenarians reveals the mysteries of healthy aging (translated)
  • TV3 (Lithuania) – Your genetic code can reveal whether you will live to be 105 years or older (translated)

Nishida et al.’s Research Article, ‘Methionine restriction breaks obligatory coupling of cell proliferation and death by an oncogene Src in Drosophila, was featured in:

Dahlén et al.’s Research Article, ‘An agnostic study of associations between ABO and RhD blood group and phenome-wide disease risk’, was covered in:

  • Yahoo! Canada – If You Have This Blood Type, You May Be at Risk for Disease
  • 24 (Kazakhstan) – Scientists have found a connection between dangerous diseases and blood group (translated)
  • Yonhap News (South Korea) – Swedish researchers find blood type is linked to certain diseases (translated)
  • Femina (Hungary) – A recent study has found an association between certain blood types and diseases (translated)
  • Delfi (Latvia) – People with certain blood groups are the most susceptible to diseases (translated)
  • VnReview (Vietnam) – Which blood group is most susceptible to disease? (Translated)

The Research Article by Anderson et al., ‘High social status males experience accelerated epigenetic aging in wild baboons’, was highlighted in:

Bastos et al.’s Research Article, ‘Neural effects of propofol-induced unconsciousness and its reversal using thalamic stimulation’, was mentioned in:

  • Canaltech (Brazil) – This is how the brain behaves under general anesthesia (translated)

Sabnis et al.’s Research Article, ‘Colistin kills bacteria by targeting lipopolysaccharide in the cytoplasmic membrane’, was featured in:

  • Vesti.Ru (Russia) – Antibiotic of last resort: scientists have discovered the secret of the effectiveness of colistin (translated)
  • Playtech.ro (Romania) – A state-of-the-art antibiotic effectively kills bacteria, scientists have revealed (translated)

The Research Article by Weiss et al., ‘The cis-regulatory effects of modern human-specific variants’, was covered in:

  • Psychology Today – How the Human Cerebellum May Outshine Our Prefrontal Cortex

Mashour et al.’s Research Article, ‘Recovery of consciousness and cognition after general anesthesia in humans’, was highlighted in:

  • Gazeta (Poland) – How the brain comes out of the unconsciousness - an amazing discovery (translated)
  • ISNA (Iran) – How does the brain wake up from anesthesia and deep sleep? (Translated)
  • RT Online (Russia) – How does the brain reactivate itself after anesthesia? (Translated)

Szigeti et al.’s Research Article, ‘Self-blinding citizen science to explore psychedelic microdosing’, was mentioned in:

  • Business Insider – The jury is out on the effectiveness of microdosing psychedelics, experts say, but definitely don't do it at work

Pandarinath et al.’s 2017 Research Article, ‘High performance communication by people with paralysis using an intracortical brain-computer interface’, was featured in:

  • Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy) – From thoughts to digitized words thanks to mindwriting software (translated)
  • Tom’s Hardware (Italy) – The software that transforms thoughts into words written on a screen (translated)
  • De Standaard (Belgium) – Paralyzed and still able to write (translated)
  • CCMA (Spain) – A new method makes it possible to double the writing speed of someone who is quadriplegic with thoughts (translated)

Lenz et al.’s Research Article, ‘All-trans retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in human cortical neurons’, was covered in:

  • On.cc (Hong Kong) – Research proves that human brain synapses have plasticity and could treat depression (translated)
  • Al-Neelain (Sudan) – Study: Vitamin has a tremendous ability to get rid of forgetfulness (translated)

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

Naushin et al.’s Short Report, ‘Insights from a Pan India Sero-Epidemiological survey (Phenome-India Cohort) for SARS-CoV2’, was mentioned in:

The Research Article by Yahav et al., ‘Linguistic processing of task-irrelevant speech at a cocktail party’, was featured in:

  • WELT (Germany) – What's behind the cocktail party effect (translated)

Kistler et al.’s Research Article, ‘Evidence for adaptive evolution in the receptor-binding domain of seasonal coronaviruses OC43 and 229E’, was highlighted in:

Protsiv et al.'s 2020 Research Article, ‘Decreasing human body temperature in the United States since the Industrial Revolution’, was covered in:

And Jones et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Single-dose BNT162b2 vaccine protects against asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection’, was mentioned in:

  • Corriere (Italy) – Covid, drugs and new treatments: this is how we will beat the virus (translated)

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