Media Coverage: December roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in December 2022, including National Geographic, The Scientist and
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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:

Wild, Cannell et al.’s Research Article, ‘Clonal transcriptomics identifies mechanisms of chemoresistance and empowers rational design of combination therapies’, was featured in:

Guberman et al.’s Research Article, ‘Multi-tract multi-symptom relationships in pediatric concussion’, was covered in:

  • Devdiscourse – Research reveals multiple causes for concussion symptoms in tiny tots
  • Bangalore Mirror – Multiple causes for concussion symptoms in tiny tots
  • ANI News and The Print (India) – Research reveals multiple causes for concussion symptoms in tiny tots

Fanfone et al.’s Research Article, ‘Confined migration promotes cancer metastasis through resistance to anoikis and increased invasiveness’, was mentioned in:

Germanos et al.’s Research Article, ‘Defining cellular population dynamics at single-cell resolution during prostate cancer progression’, was featured in:

  • The Hindu – Reasons for treatment resistance in prostate cancer found

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Scientists identify multiple cell types that may contribute to treatment resistance in prostate cancer’.

Boltje et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘A cryogenic, coincident fluorescence, electron, and ion beam microscope’, was featured in:

  • AZO Optics – What Can We Discover with a 3-in-1 Microscope?

Prasath et al.’s Research Article, ‘Dynamics of cooperative excavation in ant and robot collectives’, was featured in:

  • Mirage News – Ants and Robots Show Similar Physical Intelligence
  • Forsal (Poland) – Ants inspire the creation of new robots (translated)
  • Escola Educação (Brazil) – Ants can escape prison without planning, research shows (translated)
  • New Atlas – Ant-inspired robot swarm works together to bust out of jail
  • Nature World News – Harvard Researchers Develop Robots Based on Ants to Escape Prison

The Feature Article by Chen et al., ‘Meta-Research: Systemic racial disparities in funding rates at the National Science Foundation’, was covered in:

  • POLITICO – The downside of science grants
  • Hawaii Public Radio – National Science Foundation’s research funding shows racial disparity
  • EOS – Twenty Years of NSF Funding Show Racial Disparities

Roberts et al.’s Research Article, ‘Age acquired skewed X chromosome inactivation is associated with adverse health outcomes in humans’, was featured in:

  • The ASCO Post – Risk of Cancer May Double for Patients With ‘Skewed’ Blood Cells

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Skewed X chromosome silencing may indicate chronic disease risk’.

Borsatto et al.’s Research Article, ‘Revealing druggable cryptic pockets in the Nsp1 of SARS-CoV-2 and other β-coronaviruses by simulations and crystallography’, was mentioned in:

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Scientists reveal coronavirus drug target that could prevent immune system shut-down’.

Sereno et al.’s Research Article, Spinosaurus is not an aquatic dinosaur’, was commented on in:

de Nies et al.’s Research Article, ‘Mobilome-driven segregation of the resistome in biological wastewater treatment’, was featured in:

  • The Wire Science – A New Paper Provides Insights Into the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance

Gentiletti et al.’s Research Article, ‘Focal seizures are organized by feedback between neural activity and ion concentration changes’, was covered in:

  • Rynek Zdrowia (Poland) – Scientists have developed a digital model explaining the mechanisms of a seizure (translated)

Huelsz-Prince et al.’s Research Article, ‘Mother cells control daughter cell proliferation in intestinal organoids to minimize proliferation fluctuations’, was highlighted in:

Hughes et al.’s Research Article, ‘Body mass index and childhood symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A within-family Mendelian randomization study’, was featured in:

  • Infosalus (Spain) – Children's body weight has limited effects on mood and behavior disorders (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Child body weight has limited effects on mood and behavioural disorders, study suggests’.

Schade et al.’s Research Article, ‘Neurovascular anatomy of dwarf dinosaur implies precociality in sauropods’, was covered in:

  • – Fossil analysis reveals new details about Europasaurus
  • Aussiedlerbote (Germany) – Dinosaur Europasaurus was probably a chick from a nest (translated)

The Feature Article by Racimo et al., ‘Point of View: The biospheric emergency calls for scientists to change tactics’, was featured in:

  • La Diaria Ciencia (Uruguay) – Researchers call for civil disobedience by scientists to help reverse the ecological emergency (translated)

Lee et al.’s Research Article, ‘Enhancing and inhibitory motifs regulate CD4 activity’, was mentioned in:

Wang et al.’s Research Article, ‘Insight into the evolutionary assemblage of cranial kinesis from a Cretaceous bird’, was featured in:

  • – Modern bird skulls retain some dinosaur traits

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