Media Coverage: November roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in November 2021, including Nature, National Geographic and Al Jazeera.
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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:

Rauti et al.’s Research Article, ‘Effect of SARS-CoV-2 proteins on vascular permeability’, was covered in:

  • The Times of Israel – COVID-19 proteins that trigger strokes and heart attacks identified by Israeli team
  • IndiaTV News – Proteins in COVID-19 virus that damage blood vessels found, says researchers
  • The Weather Channel – COVID-19 Proteins Responsible for Severe Vascular Damage, Could Lead to Heart Attack: Study
  • Revista Semana (Colombia) – Scientists discover COVID-19 proteins that damage blood vessels (translated)
  • RGRU (Russia) – Geneticists have identified the most aggressive proteins of the coronavirus (translated)

Williams et al.’s Research Article, ‘New fossils of Australopithecus sediba reveal a nearly complete lower back’, was mentioned in:

  • The Jerusalem Post (Israel) – Humanity's missing link: 2-million-year-old bones shed light on human spine
  • ScienceAlert – This Ancient Human Relative 'Walked Like a Human, But Climbed Like an Ape'
  • GZH (Brazil) – "Walked Like a Human, Climbed Like a Monkey": Researchers Find Fossils of a Species Relative to Humans (translated)
  • Spektrum (Germany) – Fossil vertebrae of Australopithecus sediba found (translated)
  • RTP (Portugal) – Two-million-year-old bones indicate early human bipedal position (translated)
  • Nguoi Lao Dong (Vietnam) – Scientists find an ancient woman who is half human, half ape (translated)
  • Sputnik News (Turkey) – An ancient human girl with a strange ability... A study that "resolved a wide controversy” (translated)
  • National Geographic (Spain) – What hominids have populated Spain throughout history? (Translated)
  • Unboxholics (Greece) – Ancestor of man walked like us but climbed like a monkey (translated)

The Research Article by Na et al., ‘Humans use forward thinking to exploit social controllability’, was highlighted in:

  • WebMD – Study: We Plan Ahead in Uncertain Social Situations

Holt et al.’s Research Article, ‘Spatiotemporal dynamics of PIEZO1 localization controls keratinocyte migration during wound healing’, was featured in:

  • ANI (India) – Research: Mechanosensor plays critical role in skin wound healing

Ji et al.’s Research Article, ‘A neural circuit for flexible control of persistent behavioral states’, was mentioned in:

  • ScienceAlert – Scientists Identify Brain Switch That Controls a Vital Survival Instinct in Organisms

Hakala et al.’s Research Article, ‘Biomarkers in a socially exchanged fluid reflect colony maturity, behavior, and distributed metabolism’, was covered in:

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

  • Yahoo! – If You Have This Blood Type, Your Heart Disease Risk Is Higher, New Study Says
  • Alo! (Serbia) – If you have this blood type, beware of heart attacks (translated)

The Research Article by Li et al., ‘Exposure to landscape fire smoke reduced birthweight in low- and middle-income countries: findings from a siblings-matched case-control study’, was highlighted in:

  • ANI (India) – Study finds forest fires linked to low birth weight in newborns

Torres-Espín et al.’s Research Article, ‘Topological network analysis of patient similarity for precision management of acute blood pressure in spinal cord injury’, was mentioned in:

  • US News – Blood Pressure During Surgery May Be Crucial After Spinal Cord Injury

McNeal et al.’s Research Article, ‘BRAFV600E induces reversible mitotic arrest in human melanocytes via microRNA-mediated suppression of AURKB’, was featured in:

  • TCH (Ukraine) – Researchers explain how a mole turns into melanoma (translated)

Álvarez-Parra et al.’s Research Article, ‘Dinosaur bonebed amber from an original swamp forest soil’, was covered in:

  • Heraldo (Spain) – New discoveries confirm Ariño as one of the most important Cretaceous dinosaur bonebed localities (translated)

O’Neill et al.’s Research Article, ‘Antimicrobials from a feline commensal bacterium inhibit skin infection by drug-resistant S. pseudintermedius, was mentioned in:

  • Khaosod Online (Thailand) – People with healthy cats may be gifted with a bacterium that helps fight antibiotic-resistant pathogens (translated)

Lavis et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Open Chemistry: What if we just give everything away?’, was highlighted in:

  • Nature – Daily briefing: What happened when one lab gave its reagents away

And Harada et al.’s Research Article, ‘Localization of KRAS downstream target ARL4C to invasive pseudopods accelerates pancreatic cancer cell invasion’, was featured in:

  • Gazeta (Russia) – Scientists have discovered why pancreatic cancer is so deadly (translated)

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