Media coverage: August roundup of eLife papers in the news

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

Vergassola et al.’s Research Article, ‘Alternation emerges as a multi-modal strategy for turbulent odor navigation,’ was featured in:

  • – Animals sniff the air and ground to track the source of a scent
  • Study Finds – Smelly science: Animals use the physics of odors to track a scent
  • Casa e Jardim (Brazil) – Animals use physics to better sniff out their food sources

McLaughlin et al.’s Research Article, ‘Genomic epidemiology of the first two waves of SARS-CoV-2 in Canada,’ was featured in:

  • CTV News (Canada) – Travel restrictions drastically cut COVID-19 cases entering Canada, but didn’t stop new outbreaks
  • Pax News – Canada’s border rules reduced imported COVID cases, but didn’t stop outbreaks
  • Medscape – Travel Restrictions Blocked Much of COVID From Entering Canada, But..
  • BIV – Did Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions slow the spread of the virus?
  • CIDRAP – Canada’s border closures may have stemmed COVID-19 variant imports
  • Eminentra Canada – COVID: Impact of travel restrictions

Jackson et al.’s Research Article, ‘Life history predicts global population responses to the weather in terrestrial mammals,’ was featured in:

  • The Independent – Animals with long lifespan and fewer offspring less vulnerable to climate change
  • ScienceAlert – An Animal's Lifespan Hints at How Well It Copes With Climate Change
  • EcoWatch – Which Mammals Can Best Survive Climate Change?
  • – Which animals are most affected by extreme weather?
  • Nature World News – Climate Change: Bears, Bison More Resilient than Mice, Lemmings
  • Yale Environment 360 – Animals With Fewer Young Are More Resilient Against Extreme Weather
  • CanalTech (Brazil) – Which animals will survive best with climate change? (Translated)
  • Descopera (Romania) – Which animals can withstand climate change best and why? (Translated)
  • Scientias (Netherlands) – Which mammals are best able to cope with climate change? (Translated)
  • Focus (Italy) – The animals that will best tolerate climate change are llamas (translated)
  • Interia Zielona (Poland) – Which animals are best at dealing with climate change? (Translated)
  • National Geographic (Hungary) – Animals and extreme weather (translated)
  • TriCity News – Large, long-lived mammals more resilient to climate change

Clement et al.’s Research Article, ‘Morphometric analysis of lungfish endocasts elucidates early dipnoan palaeoneurological evolution,’ was featured in:

  • SciTechDaily – Unlike Other Fish: Lungfish Brains Have Been Constantly Evolving for 400 Million Years

Parsons et al.’s Research Article, ’Nuclear fascin regulates cancer cell survival,’ was featured in:

Romero-Becerra et al.’s Research Article, ‘MKK6 deficiency promotes cardiac dysfunction through MKK3-p38γ/δ-mTOR hyperactivation,’ was featured in:

Nouromohammad et al.’s Research Article, ‘Design of an optimal combination therapy with broadly neutralizing antibodies to suppress HIV-1,’ was featured in:

  • Pharmacy Times – Computationally Developed Cocktail for HIV Therapy Significantly Reduces Chance of Viral Rebound

Yildirim et al.’s Research Article, ‘Label-free three-photon imaging of intact human cerebral organoids for tracking early events in brain development and deficits in Rett syndrome,’ was featured in:

  • AZO Optics – Imaging Technology Illustrates the Migration Path of Neurons in Rett Syndrome
  • Mirage News – Advanced imaging reveals mired migration of neurons in Rett syndrome lab models
  • India Education Diary – Advanced imaging reveals mired migration of neurons in Rett syndrome lab models

Ghazanfar et al.’s Research Article, ‘Prenatal development of neonatal vocalizations,’ was featured in:

Rinholm et al.’s Research Article, ‘Lactate receptor HCAR1 regulates neurogenesis and microglia activation after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia,’ was featured in:

  • Forskning (Norway) – Mouse study: Researchers discovered a gene that can reduce brain damage in newborns (translated)
  • Infosalus (Spain) – Scientists discover a gene in mice that can reduce brain damage in newborns (translated)

Masai et al.’s Research Article, ‘Banp regulates DNA damage response and chromosome segregation during the cell cycle in zebrafish retina,’ was featured in:

Hu et al.’s Research Article, ‘Earliest evidence for fruit consumption and potential seed dispersal by birds,’ was featured in:

  • – First fruit-eating animal in Earth’s history identified
  • Laboratory Equipment – Fossil Shows Prehistoric Bird was First Animal to Eat Fruit
  • El Espectador (Spain) – When did birds start eating fruit? (Translated)
  • Nplus1 (Russia) – Birds began eating plant seeds 120 million years ago (translated)
  • Xinhua (China) – Fossil study provides evidence of early fruit-eating birds (translated)
  • Scinexx (Germany) – Paleontologists discover oldest fruit eater (translated)
  • Naftemporiki (Greece) – Earth’s oldest ‘farmer’ birds found (translated)
  • Focus (Poland) – This bird was the first to eat fruit (translated)
  • Nature World News – Evidence Shows Jeholornis, an Early Bird That Lived 120 Million Years Ago, Was the First Known To Eat Fruits

Ni et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Meta-Research: How parenthood contributes to gender gaps in academia,’ was featured in:

  • Chemistry World – Parenting takes a heavy toll on the careers of female academics in North America

Berger et al.’s Research Article, ‘Polycomb-mediated repression of paternal chromosomes maintains haploid dosage in diploid embryos of Marchantia,’ was featured in:

  • Scinexx (Germany) – When mothers completely switch off fathers' genes in the embryo (translated)

Baines et al.’s Research Article, ‘Key features of the genetic architecture and evolution of host-microbe interactions revealed by high-resolution genetic mapping of the mucosa-associated gut microbiome in hybrid mice,’ was featured in:

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

  • Yahoo! Life – These Scientists Say They've Reversed Aging in Human Cells by 30 Years

Lee et al.’s Research Article, ‘Species-specific chromatin landscape determines how transposable elements shape genome evolution,’ was featured in:

  • Nature World News – Parasitic Genes Comprising over Half of Human DNA Being Monitored for Potential Disease Treatments

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