Media coverage: February roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in February 2022, including The Scientist, Medscape and National Geographic.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in February. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Zhao et al.’s Research Article, ‘Connexin hemichannels with prostaglandin release in anabolic function of bone to mechanical loading,’ was featured in:

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Study identifies potential target for osteoporosis treatments’.

Martin et al.’s Research Article, ‘Disease consequences of higher adiposity uncoupled from its adverse metabolic effects using Mendelian randomisation’, was featured in:

  • Medscape – ‘Lucky Genes’ may protect against some obesity-related diseases
  • Santelog (France) – Obesity paradox: lucky genes that protect against certain diseases

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

  • National Geographic – Can microdosing psychedelics boost mental health? Here’s what the evidence suggests

Cristiani et al.’s Research Article, ‘Wild cereal grain consumption among Early Holocene foragers of the Balkans predates the arrival of agriculture’, was featured in:

  • Science News – A taste for wild cereal sowed farming’s spread in ancient Europe
  • Archaeology Magazine – Starches detected in Paleolithic diet of southeastern Europe

The Research Article by Qi et al., ‘RNA binding to human METTL3-METTL14 restricts N6-deoxyadenosine methylation of DNA in vitro’, was featured in:

  • Technology Networks – RNA molecules “glue” themselves to bad-actor proteins in Leukaemia

Jacob et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘A naturalistic environment to study visual cognition in unrestrained monkeys’, was featured in:

Protsiv et al.’s Research Article, ‘Decreasing human body temperature in the United States since the Industrial Revolution,’ was reported on by:

  • Discover – Average body temperature takes a dip

Kunze et al.’s Short Report, ‘Alternate patterns of temperature variation bring about very different disease outcomes at different mean temperatures’, was featured in:

  • Veja (Brazil) – Study analyses effects of climate on disease transmission (translated)
  • BioTechniques – Are you as tough as a parasite?
  • Nature World News – Extreme weather caused by climate change will drastically impact disease transmission
  • ConSalud (Spain) – Climate change will have complex effects on disease transmission

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Climate change and extreme weather will have complex effects on disease transmission’.

Dubey et al.’s Research Article, ‘Myelination synchronizes cortical oscillations by consolidating parvalbumin-mediated phasic inhibition’, was covered in:

Sato et al.’s Short Report, ‘Aging is associated with increased brain iron through cortex-derived hepcidin expression’, was featured in:

Cantero-Recasens et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Reversing chemorefraction in colorectal cancer cells by controlling mucin secretion’, was reported on by:

  • Technology Networks – Colorectal cancers oversecrete proteins to produce defensive barrier against chemo
  • Infosalus (Spain) – Study describes colorectal cancers’ “defensive barrier” to chemotherapy

Guo et al.'s Research Article, ‘Using aquatic animals as partners to increase yield and maintain soil nitrogen in the paddy ecosystems’, was featured in:

  • Krishi Jagran (India) – Growing rice with aquatic animals increases output & reduces chemical use
  • Ebiotrade (China) – The Chen Xin-Tang laboratory of the Institute of Ecology published a paper on the rice-”fish” symbiosis system in eLife (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Growing rice with aquatic animals boosts production and reduces chemical use’.

The Research Article by Tejedor-Sanz et al., ‘Extracellular electron transfer increases fermentation in lactic acid bacteria via a hybrid metabolism’ was featured in:

Furniss et al.’s Research Article, ‘Breaking antimicrobial resistance by disrupting extracytoplasmic protein folding’, was featured in:

  • Technology Networks – Disarming antibiotic resistance in deadly bacteria
  • News9 (India) – UT Austin researchers discover new approach for tackling antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Zheng et al.’s Research Article, ‘Repression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 contributes to increased mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production in diabetes’, was featured in:

  • (China) – Scientists identify a potential new way to treat diabetes complications (translated)
  • Infosalus (Spain) – Study identifies possible new approach to treating diabetes complications (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Study identifies potential new approach for treating diabetes complications’.

Todesco et al.’s Research Article, ‘Genetic basis and dual adaptive role of floral pigmentation in sunflowers’, was featured in:

  • The Scientist - Sunflowers’ bee-attracting ultraviolet also helps retain moisture

The Research Article by O’Hara et al., ‘Personalized computational heart models with T1-mapped fibrotic remodeling predict sudden death risk in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’, was featured in:

  • Mirage News (Australia) – Researchers develop 3D model to predict abnormal heart rhythms

This research was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Combined 3D modelling technique predicts abnormal heart rhythms in patients with genetic heart disease’.

Krenning et al.’s Research Article, ‘Time-resolved single-cell sequencing identifies multiple waves of mRNA decay during the mitosis-to-G1 phase transition’, was featured in:

  • KNAW (Netherlands) – How cells ensure that proteins are cleaned up as soon as their task is done (translated)

Fu et al.’s Research Article, Legionella pneumophila modulates host energy metabolism by ADP-ribosylation of ADP/ATP translocases’, was highlighted by:

  • ScienceLegionella takes aim at mitochondria

Morales-Mantilla et al.’s Research Article, ‘Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells improve survival from sepsis by boosting immunomodulatory cells’, was featured in:

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Stem cell infusion boosts sepsis survival in mice’.

Rosenberg et al.’s Research Article, ‘Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress’, was featured in:

  • TCH (Ukraine) – How to stop the process of grey hair

Sonnweber et al.’s Research Article, ‘Investigating phenotypes of pulmonary COVID-19 recovery: A longitudinal observational prospective multicenter trial’, was featured in:

  • Penzcentrum (Hungary) – A worrying thing has been revealed about long covid

Gallagher et al.’s Research Article, ‘Emergence of a geometric pattern of cell fates from tissue-scale mechanics in the Drosophila eye’, was featured in:

  • Galileu (Brazil) – Fly-eye study reveals unprecedented patterns of cellular organization (translated)

And Rutherford et al.’s Short Report, ‘Charting brain growth and aging at high spatial precision’, was featured in:

  • ConSalud (Spain) – Scientists create a neuroimaging map of brain growth and aging

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