Media Coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2020, including The Independent, Science Magazine and the Daily Mail.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in September. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Garvin et al.’s Short Report, ‘A mechanistic model and therapeutic interventions for COVID-19 involving a RAS-mediated bradykinin storm’, was featured in:

  • The Independent – Supercomputer helps researchers develop theory to explain bizarre Covid-19 symptoms
  • Science Magazine – Bradykinin and the Coronavirus
  • Euronews (Turkey) – A supercomputer analysed data on COVID-19 and helped come up with the "bradykinin hypothesis"
  • The Financial Express (India) – Understanding Covid-19 pathology better
  • The Hindu (India) – The Hindu Explains | Is COVID-19 setting off a bradykinin storm in the body?
  • CAPITAL (Romania) – A supercomputer could save many lives in the fight against COVID-19 (translated)
  • Sputnik News – Researchers Use Supercomputer to Crunch Genetic Data on How COVID-19 Attacks Human Body
  • lematin.ch (Switzerland) – Coronavirus triggers a storm in our body (translated)
  • Net.hr (Croatia) – Scientists have made a stunning discovery: 'A virus enters us like a burglar, and one substance is a possible culprit for severe symptoms' (translated)
  • La Nacion (Argentina) – Bradykinin storm: scientists point to another explanation for the consequences of coronavirus (translated)
  • Pikiran Rakyat (Indonesia) – The Second Fastest Supercomputer in the World Produces New Theory of Covid-19, Including Strange Symptoms (translated)
  • France Culture – Covid-19: the "bradykinin storm" hypothesis (translated)
  • Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) – The bradykinin hypothesis explains the strange features of coronary heart disease, such as dry cough, fluid-filled lungs, and red covid toes (translated)

Phan et al.’s Research Article, ‘Lef1 expression in fibroblasts maintains developmental potential in adult skin to regenerate wounds’, was covered in:

  • The Science Times – Genetic Switch in Early Development Can Activate Skin Repair Without Scarring
  • cnBeta (China) – Scientists reactivate Lef1 in adult skin so that the wound will heal without leaving scars (translated)
  • Suara (Indonesia) – US Scientists Find a Way To Regenerate Skin (translated)

The Research Article by Shocket et al., ‘Transmission of West Nile and five other temperate mosquito-borne viruses peaks at temperatures between 23°C and 26°C’, was featured in:

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

  • Good Housekeeping – Why Am I Always Cold? 10 Reasons Why Experts Say You're Constantly Freezing

Damsgaard et al.’s Research Advance, ‘A novel acidification mechanism for greatly enhanced oxygen supply to the fish retina’, was mentioned in:

Rozenkrantz et al.’s Research Article, ‘Unexplained repeated pregnancy loss is associated with altered perceptual and brain responses to men’s body-odor’, was covered in:

  • News18 (India) – Why Do Recurrent Miscarriages Happen and What Are the Risk Factors for Them

Benediktová et al.’s Research Article, ‘Magnetic alignment enhances homing efficiency of hunting dogs’, was highlighted in:

  • Videnskab (Denmark) – Get to know your dog better with these three recent studies (translated)

Kruglikov et al.’s Review Article, ‘Obesity and diabetes as comorbidities for COVID-19: Underlying mechanisms and the role of viral–bacterial interactions’, was featured in:

  • The Print (India) – T cells more important than antibodies in body’s immune response to Covid, finds new study
  • Chosun (South Korea) – Obese people make up a large number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (translated)

Fang et al.’s Research Article, ‘Lichen mimesis in mid-Mesozoic lacewings’, was covered in:

The Research Article by Xu et al., CD163 and pAPN double-knockout pigs are resistant to PRRSV and TGEV and exhibit decreased susceptibility to PDCoV while maintaining normal production performance’, was mentioned in:

Majumder et al.’s Research Article, ‘Self-restoration of cardiac excitation rhythm by anti-arrhythmic ion channel gating’, was highlighted in:

Achakulvisut et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Point of View: Improving on legacy conferences by moving online', was covered in:

Bormann et al.’s Short Report, ‘Performance of a deep learning based neural network in the selection of human blastocysts for implantation’, was mentioned in:

  • vc.ru (Russia) – Artificial intelligence can select human embryos for infertile couples (translated)
  • China Net – The accuracy of an AI system screening high-quality embryos reaches 90%, greatly improving the success rate of IVF (translated)

Eckermann et al.’s Research Article, ‘3D virtual pathohistology of lung tissue from Covid-19 patients based on phase contrast X-ray tomography’, was highlighted in:

  • Cumhuriyet (Turkey) – The spread of coronavirus in the lungs has been modeled in three dimensions for the first time (translated)

Schulz et al.’s Research Article, ‘Ultra-high-field imaging reveals increased whole brain connectivity underpins cognitive strategies that attenuate pain’, was featured in:

  • Daily Mail – Counting backwards from 1,000 in increments of seven is one of the best ways to distract yourself from pain, study finds

Williams et al.’s 2013 Research Article, ‘Common resting brain dynamics indicate a possible mechanism underlying zolpidem response in severe brain injury’, was covered in:

  • Le Monde (France) – Sleeping pill awakens patient who could no longer speak and walk since stroke (translated)

Arevalo et al.’s Research Article, ‘Earliest infections predict the age distribution of seasonal influenza A cases’, was mentioned in:

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