Media coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2022, including Forbes, Daily Express and Sky News.
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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:

Deperrois et al.’s Research Article, ‘Learning cortical representations through perturbed and adversarial dreaming’, was featured in:

  • Earth.com – Strange dreams help us organize our experiences
  • Human Brain Project – Strange dreams might help your brain learn better, according to research
  • MKRU (Russia) – Strange dreams help the brain in the learning process (translated)
  • Neuroscience News – Strange Dreams Might Help Your Brain Learn Better

Hussain et al.’s Short Report, ‘Drug targeting Nsp1-ribosomal complex shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2’, was featured in:

  • Forbes – Asthma Medication Points The Way To Drugs To Prevent And Treat Covid-19: Nsp1, A Novel Target

Antal et al.’s Research Article, ‘Type 2 diabetes mellitus accelerates brain aging and cognitive decline: Complementary findings from UK Biobank and meta-analyses’, was featured in:

Gomez-Varela et al.’s Research Article, ‘Development and evaluation of a machine learning-based in-hospital COVID-19 disease outcome predictor (CODOP): A multicontinental retrospective study’, was featured in:

  • Sky News – Scientists develop tool to identify patients most at risk of COVID death
  • EuroNews – Can AI predict whether COVID patients will live or die? This tool shows doctors who is more at risk
  • Mediafax (Romania) – Tool to identify patients with the highest risk of COVID death (translated)
  • Der Standard (Austria) – Covid-19: AI system developed in Vienna alerts doctors to severe cases (translated)
  • Ta Nea (Greece) – Coronavirus: 'Smart' early warning system shows patients at risk of death (translated)
  • MKRU (Russia) – A device has been developed to identify the risk of death in patients with COVID-19 (translated)

Tran et al.’s Research Article, ‘Coordination of two opposite flagella allows high-speed swimming and active turning of individual zoospores’, was featured in:

  • CNRS (France) – How do the spores responsible for downy mildew “swim”? (translated)

The Research Advance by Manalis et al., ‘Single-cell monitoring of dry mass and dry mass density reveals exocytosis of cellular dry contents in mitosis’, was featured in:

  • Cosmos Magazine – Spring cleaning cells take out the trash before they divide

Kruse and Herzchuh’s Short Report, ‘Regional opportunities for tundra conservation in the next 1000 years’, was featured in:

  • Yahoo News – Siberian tundra ‘could disappear by 2050’ due to climate change
  • The Print – Siberian Tundra could virtually disappear by mid-millennium
  • TimesNow – Scientists warn by mid-millennium less than six per cent of today's Siberian tundra would remain
  • Quo (Spain) – The Siberian tundra could almost completely disappear (translated)
  • Česká Televize (Czechia) – The Siberian tundra is in danger of extinction (translated)
  • Spektrum (Germany) – The Siberian tundra could almost completely disappear (translated)
  • TVN Meteo (Poland) – Scientists sound the alarm: the Siberian tundra may disappear by the middle of this century (translated)
  • Novye Izvestia (Russia) – Ecologists: by the middle of the century the Siberian tundra will be swallowed up by larch forests (translated)

Britton et al.’s Research Article, ‘SDR enzymes oxidize specific lipidic alkynylcarbinols into cytotoxic protein-reactive species’, was featured in:

  • CNRS (France) – Discovery of a new source of potential drugs (translated)

Lencz et al.’s Research Article, ‘Utility of polygenic embryo screening for disease depends on the selection strategy’, was mentioned in:

  • Bloomberg – The Pandora’s Box of Embryo Testing Is Officially Open

Yu et al.’s Research Article, ‘Association of egg consumption, metabolic markers, and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A nested case-control study’, was featured in:

  • Daily Express – Stroke: The breakfast ingredient that may prevent ‘blockages that lead to strokes’
  • MarthaStewart.com – Eating One Egg Each Day Could Decrease Your Risk of Heart Disease
  • Earth.com – An egg a day may keep the heart doctor away
  • Fox 6 – Eating one egg per day may help lower risk of heart disease
  • Hindustan Times – Heart-healthy metabolites in blood can be increased by eating eggs moderately
  • Times of India – Nutrients in egg protect heart
  • The Print – Heart-healthy metabolites in blood can be increased by eating eggs in moderation
  • NDTV Food (India) – Heart Health: Moderate Egg Consumption May Improve Your Heart's Well Being
  • Today (Italy) – How many eggs to consume per week to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (translated)
  • Las Provincias (Spain) – How Egg Consumption Affects Cholesterol and the Groups of People It Benefits (translated)
  • Latestly (India) – Moderate Egg Consumption Can Increase Heart-Healthy Metabolites In Blood
  • Lorena (Brazil) – Moderate egg consumption may improve heart health (translated)
  • Al Ghad (Jordan) – An egg a day: How does it affect the body? (translated)
  • The Financial Express – Eating eggs can prevent strokes and heart attacks
  • Medical Xpress – How eating eggs can boost heart health

Fielder et al.’s Research Article, ‘Short senolytic or senostatic interventions rescue progression of radiation-induced frailty and premature ageing in mice’, was featured in:

  • The Jerusalem Post – Special drug class could be used to reverse damage from radiotherapy

DeBenedictis et al.’s Research Article, ‘Measuring the tolerance of the genetic code to altered codon size’, was featured in:

  • WIRED – Could Life Use a Longer Genetic Code? Maybe, but It’s Unlikely

Koch et al.’s Research Article, ‘Phylogenomic analyses of echinoid diversification prompt a re-evaluation of their fossil record’, was featured in:

  • MSN – Study shows sea urchins existed far longer than originally thought

Andersson et al.’s Research Article, ‘Microevolution of Trypanosoma cruzi reveals hybridization and clonal mechanisms driving rapid genome diversification’, was featured in:

  • The Scientist – Science Snapshot: Mitotic Housekeeping
  • Forskning (Sweden) – Crosses make the parasite behind a deadly disease more dangerous
  • Medical Xpress – Hybrid strains make insidious parasite more dangerous
  • Outbreak News – Chagas disease: New gene variants make the parasite more dangerous

Meyer and Benoit’s Research Article, ‘Suppression weakens unwanted memories via a sustained reduction of neural reactivation’, was featured in:

  • Neuroscience News – The Fading of Negative Experiences: Active Suppression Weakens Unwanted Memories

Ruiz-Arenas et al.’s Research Article, ‘Identification of autosomal cis expression quantitative trait methylation (cis eQTMs) in children’s blood’, was featured in:

Gill et al.’s Research Article, ‘Multi-omic rejuvenation of human cells by maturation phase transient reprogramming’, was featured in:

  • PharmaLive – Scientists rejuvenate skin cells by 30 years, with pioneering potential
  • Gilmore Health News – New Technique Turns Back the Aging Clock by 30 Years

Bolet et al.’s Research Article, ‘The Jurassic rise of squamates as supported by lepidosaur disparity and evolutionary rates’, was featured in:

Ribeiro and Castelo-Branco’s Research Article, ‘Slow fluctuations in ongoing brain activity decrease in amplitude with ageing yet their impact on task-related evoked responses is dissociable from behavior’, was featured in:

  • Público (Portugal) – Not all of our brain aging affects cognitive performance (translated)

Philpot et al.’s Research Article, ‘Rescue of behavioral and electrophysiological phenotypes in a Pitt-Hopkins syndrome mouse model by genetic restoration of Tcf4 expression’, was featured in:

  • Drug Target Review – Study suggests postnatal gene therapy could treat Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Trajkovski et al.’s Research Article, ‘Comparative multi-tissue profiling reveals extensive tissue-specificity in transcriptome reprogramming during thermal adaptation’, was featured in:

  • Diario Las Americas – Changes in temperature cause reprogramming of the body (translated)
  • RTBF (Belgium) – Is the body able to reprogram itself according to the outside temperature? (translated)

And finally, Nielsen et al.’s Research Article, ‘Plant SYP12 syntaxins mediate an evolutionarily conserved general immunity to filamentous pathogens’, was featured in:

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