Media coverage: March roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in March 2022, including BBC Newsround, Daily Express and Earth.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in March. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Yao et al.’s Research Article, ‘A new early branching armored dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southwestern China’, was featured in:

  • BBC Newsround – Newly-discovered dino was ancient cousin of Stegosaurus
  • Natural History Museum – Early Jurassic armoured dinosaur discovered in southwestern China
  • KSL – Sturdy new species of dinosaur found in southwestern China fossils
  • iNews – Fossilised armoured dinosaur resembling a prickly rhino and on a vegetarian diet is discovered in China
  • SyFy – New armored dinosaur species could walk on two legs
  • CNN Brasil – Dinosaur with spiked armor discovered in China
  • Xinhua (China) – Armored dinosaur fossil from Early Jurassic found in China (translated)
  • El Mundo (Spain) – China discovers a new type of dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago (translated)
  • Listín Diario (Spain) – New family of armored dinosaurs discovered (translated)
  • Yahoo – New armored dinosaur species could walk on two legs
  • Jornal De Notícias (Portugal) – New dinosaur with spiked armor discovered in China (translated)
  • Xataka (Spain) – We have discovered a new species of dinosaur: this time it does not have feathers, but an amazing "armor" (translated)
  • Russian News – Previously unknown genus of 'armored dinosaurs' found in China
  • Femina (Hungary) – Researchers find unknown armored dinosaur species: 190 million years old (translated)
  • ANSA (Italy) – China: fossil of armored dinosaur found
  • Naftemporiki (Greece) – Here is the oldest armoured dinosaur in Asia (translated)
  • VTC News (Viet Nam) – New armored dinosaur species discovered in China
  • ISNA (Iran) – Discovery of a fossil of an "armored" dinosaur in China (translated)
  • Koninkrijksrelaties (Netherlands) – New species of armored dinosaurs discovered in China (translated)
  • Chiang Mai News (Thailand) – Yunnan found fossils of "Armored Dinosaurs" from Early Jurassic Era (translated)
  • Gizmodo (Brazil) – Dinosaur with Early Jurassic armor found in China
  • Republika (Indonesia) – New dinosaur species of Early Jurassic period discovered in China (translated)
  • Ultima Hora (Spain) – China finds a new type of dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago

Lawrenson et al.’s Research Article, ‘Cerebellar modulation of memory encoding in the periaqueductal grey and fear behaviour’, was featured in:

  • Daily Express – Brain breakthrough: Hope for millions as area identified that triggers anxiety 'freezing'
  • News9Live – Discovery of novel fear-pathway in brain offers promising anxiety reducing drug target
  • Medscape – Potential new target for anxiety-reducing drugs identified
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – Novel neuro news offers new target for anxiety-reducing drugs
  • The Hippocratic Post – Brain’s fear mechanisms discovered by neuroscientists
  • Psychology Today – The neuroscience of fear-induced “freeze” responses

Ashley et al.’s Research Article, ‘Placental uptake and metabolism of 25(OH)vitamin D determine its activity within the fetoplacental unit’, was featured in:

  • Mirage News – Placenta plays active part in transferring vitamin D to foetus during pregnancy

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Placenta plays active part in transferring vitamin D to foetus during pregnancy’.

Kirkemo et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘Cell-surface tethered promiscuous biotinylators enable comparative small-scale surface proteomic analysis of human extracellular vesicles and cells’, was featured in:

  • DocWire News – Cell-surface tethered promiscuous biotinylators enable comparative small-scale surface proteomic analysis of human extracellular vesicles and cells

Jairaman et al.’s Research Article, ‘TREM2 regulates purinergic receptor-mediated calcium signaling and motility in human iPSC-derived microglia’, was featured in:

Morales-Bernstein et al.’s Research Article, ‘Assessing the causal role of epigenetic clocks in the development of multiple cancers: a Mendelian randomization study’, was featured in:

  • eBioTrade (China) – Surprising Discovery: Epigenetic-Accelerated Aging Causes Bowel Cancer

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘How accelerated biological aging may cause bowel cancer’.

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:

  • Anthropocene Magazine – Modern study of the ancient practice of mixing rice and fish farming uncovers striking trends

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

  • The Financial Express (India) – Cancer cells spreads aggressively and become more death defying while migrating through confined spaces: Study
  • eBioTrade (China) – Migration through small spaces makes cancer cells more aggressive (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Migrating through small spaces makes cancer cells more aggressive’.

Hamilos et al.’s Research Article, ‘Slowly evolving dopaminergic activity modulates the moment-to-moment probability of reward-related self-timed movements’, was featured in:

  • Quanta Magazine – Brain chemical helps signal to neurons when to start a movement

Kilroy et al.’s Research Article, ‘Beneficial impacts of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on muscle structure and function in the zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’, was featured in:

Ahmed et al.’s Research Article, ‘Strip1 regulates retinal ganglion cell survival by suppressing Jun-mediated apoptosis to promote retinal neural circuit formation’, was featured in:

  • Ophthalmology Times – Scientists eye up gene required for survival of an important retinal neuron
  • eBioTrade (China) – A gene essential for survival of retinal neurons (translated)

Feola et al.’s Research Article, ‘A novel immunopeptidomic-based pipeline for the generation of personalized oncolytic cancer vaccines’, was featured in:

  • eBioTrade (China) – Rapid discovery of peptides and 'plug-and-play' technology could make personalized cancer vaccines a reality (translated)
  • Drug Target Review – Enhanced way to generate effective personalised cancer vaccines revealed in study

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Rapid peptide discovery and ‘plug-and-play’ technology could make personalised cancer vaccines reality’.

Nasrollahzadeh et al.’s Research Article, ‘Temperature evolution following joint loading promotes chondrogenesis by synergistic cues via calcium signaling’, was featured in:

  • Mirage News – Innovative arthritis treatment combines heat with exercise

Bhattacharjee et al.’s Research Article, ‘Chemotactic smoothing of collective migration’, was featured in:

  • Quanta Magazine – Cells blaze their own trails to navigate through the body

Loftus et al.’s Research Article, ‘Ecological and social pressures interfere with homeostatic sleep regulation in the wild’, was featured in:

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