Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2020, including The Times, the Daily Express 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:

Krukowski et al.’s Research Article, ‘Small molecule cognitive enhancer reverses age-related memory decline in mice’, was covered in:

  • WebMD – Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline in Mice
  • The Hill – Drug reportedly reverses age-related mental decline in mice within days of first dose
  • Forbes – Aging Mice Have Memory And Cognitive Declines Reversed With An Experimental Drug
  • Lenta (Russia) – Experimental drug stopped aging (translated)
  • Iltalehti (Finland) – The brain rejuvenating miracle drug that can help with Alzheimer's disease and accidental brain injury (translated)

Bele et al.’s Research Article, ‘MS-275, a class 1 histone deacetylase inhibitor augments glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonism to improve glycemic control and reduce obesity in diet-induced obese mice’, was featured in:

  • Hindustan Times – New drug combination could improve glucose, weight control in diabetes
  • The Science Times – Drug Combination Could Lower High Sugar Levels and Control Weight Gain in Diabetic People

The Research Article by Antunez-Sanchez et al., ‘A new role for histone demethylases in the maintenance of plant genome integrity’, was covered in:

  • The Print (India) – Scientists find out how plants pass on defects to offspring
  • ScienceNet (China) – Phytochemical memory affects the chances of offspring surviving (translated)

Gagne et al.’s Research Article, ‘Impaired adaptation of learning to contingency volatility in internalizing psychopathology’, was highlighted in:

  • Psychology Today – Live Better, Feel Better, in Spite of Anxiety and Depression
  • Livemint – Don't fixate on your mistakes in tough situations, move on

Linssen et al.’s Research Article, ‘A novel haemocytometric COVID-19 prognostic score developed and validated in an observational multicentre European hospital-based study’, was mentioned in:

  • The Irish Times – Scientists say ‘long Covid’ may be linked to more active immune cells in blood
  • Metrópoles (Brazil) – Blood cell count can predict Covid-19 severity, study says (translated)
  • Focus (Ukraine) – CBC can predict the form of COVID-19 disease - study (translated)

Dominy et al.’s Research Article, ‘Mummified baboons reveal the far reach of early Egyptian mariners’, was featured in:

  • Science – 3300-year-old baboon skull may tell of mysterious ancient kingdom
  • Nature – Baboon points to the enigmatic Land of Punt
  • IGN – 3,300-Year-Old Baboon Skull May Tease a Fabled Land
  • The Times – Land of Punt: Baboon old in the tooth solves trade mystery
  • Daily Express – Ancient Egypt: Study of mummified baboons sheds light on location of lost Kingdom of Punt
  • Popmech (Russia) – Monkey mummies help scientists locate ancient "land of plenty" (translated)
  • Fontanka (Russia) – Hamadryas mummies help figure out how far the ancient Egyptians travelled (translated)
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) – Mummified baboons in ancient Egypt reveal the mystery of the unknown location of Punt (translated)
  • ABC (Spain) – Baboons mummified by ancient Egyptians shed light on the whereabouts of the lost kingdom of Punt (translated)
  • NLD (Vietnam) – Non-human mummies reveal a "land of treasure" full of gold hidden for 3,000 years (translated)

Ivanova et al.’s Research Article, ‘Comprehension of computer code relies primarily on domain-general executive brain regions’, was highlighted in:

  • Psychology Today – Do Math Geeks or Linguists Make for Better Programmers?
  • Sina Finance (China) – Does being good at maths equal strong programming skills? (Translated)
  • TechOrange (Taiwan) – The area of the brain used for reading code, is completely different to the area reading human language (translated)
  • Epoch Times (Taiwan) – How does the brain process computer programming language? (Translated)

The Research Article by Jones et al., ‘Individual differences in honey bee behavior enabled by plasticity in brain gene regulatory networks’, was covered in:

Schmutz et al.’s Research Article, TINF2 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that limits telomere length’, was featured in:

  • Medical News Today – Could telomere shortening protect against cancer?
  • Popmech (Russia) – New evidence shows that our cells' biological clock could prevent cancer (translated)

The Research Article by Rundqvist et al., ‘Cytotoxic T-cells mediate exercise-induced reductions in tumor growth’, was highlighted in:

  • The Irish Times – How exercise may improve the immune system’s ability to fight cancer

Suraweera et al.’s Research Article, ‘Trends in snakebite deaths in India from 2000 to 2019 in a nationally representative mortality study’, was mentioned in:

  • Nature – Snakebite steals millions of years of quality life in India

The Research Article by Petropoulou et al., ‘Lipocalin-2 is an anorexigenic signal in primates’, was covered in:

Nelson et al.’s Research Article, ‘Dynamically evolving novel overlapping gene as a factor in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic’, was featured in:

  • India Today – 5 genes linked to severe form of Covid-19 found

McConnell et al.’s 2018 Feature Article, ‘Research: United States National Postdoc Survey results and the interaction of gender, career choice and mentor impact’, was highlighted in:

  • Nature – Uncertain prospects for postdoctoral researchers

And Xue et al.’s 2017 Short Report, ‘Parallel evolution of influenza across multiple spatiotemporal scales’, was mentioned in:

  • Tanea (Greece) – Coronavirus: The new strain in Britain may have originated in a hospital (translated)

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