Media Coverage: October roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in October 2019, including BBC, Fox News and the New York Post.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in October. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Bhutani et al.’s Research Article, ‘Olfactory connectivity mediates sleep-dependent food choices in humans’, was covered in:

  • Daily Mail – How your NOSE makes you crave pizza when you're tired 'because it causes a heightened sense of smell and makes the brain want to eat junk food'
  • The New York Post – Having a bad night’s sleep makes you crave junk food
  • CTV News – Being sleep-deprived activates same biological processes as cannabis to give you munchies: study
  • Yahoo! Finance – What Sleep Deprivation And Weed Have In Common: The Munchies
  • El Espanol (Spain) – The fatal spiral of insomnia and junk food: this is how you can avoid falling into it (translated)

Taverner et al.’s Research Article, ‘Adaptive substitutions underlying cardiac glycoside insensitivity in insects exhibit epistasis in vivo’, was mentioned in:

  • Science – How the monarch butterfly evolved its resistance to toxic milkweed

The Research Article by Vasudeva et al., ‘Adaptive thermal plasticity enhances sperm and egg performance in a model insect’, was highlighted in:

  • BBC – Beetles 'evolve to reproduce in warmer weather'

Laflamme et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘Implementation of an antibody characterization procedure and application to the major ALS/FTD disease gene C9ORF72’, was featured in:

Chavez et al.’s Research Article, ‘The tardigrade damage suppressor protein binds to nucleosomes and protects DNA from hydroxyl radicals’, was covered in:

  • Fox News – Tardigrades could (maybe) survive a nuclear attack. And now we know how.
  • Live Science – 'Damage Suppressor' Protein Protects Adorable Tardigrades ... and Human Cells, Too
  • Newsweek – Secrets Of Tardigrades Extreme Survival Abilities Unlocked By Scientists
  • Chemical & Engineering News – How do tardigrades survive in space?
  • Daily Mail – Mystery of how Earth's toughest creature, the tardigrade, can survive radiation equivalent to 25 hours at Chernobyl ground zero is solved by discovery of protein shield
  • ScienceAlert – Tardigrades Can Survive X-Ray Bombardment by Deploying a Protein Shield

The Research Article by Poissonnier et al., ‘Experimental investigation of ant traffic under crowded conditions’, was mentioned in:

Baker et al.’s Research Article, ‘Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment’, was featured in:

Luncz et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Group-specific archaeological signatures of stone tool use in wild macaques’, was picked up in:

  • ZME Science – Macaque tool-use patterns help us understand how early humans went about it

Teo et al.’s Research Article, ‘Metabolic stress is a primary pathogenic event in transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans expressing pan-neuronal human amyloid beta’, was highlighted in:

The Research Article by Zipple et al., ‘Intergenerational effects of early adversity on survival in wild baboons’, was mentioned in:

  • Science – Predicting offspring life span

And Bozler et al.’s Research Article, ‘Transgenerational inheritance of ethanol preference is caused by maternal NPF repression’, was covered in:

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