Media Coverage: March roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in March 2024, including The Scientist, The Jerusalem Post, and Live Science.
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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:

Yamanaka et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Plasticity of gene expression in the nervous system by exposure to environmental odorants that inhibit HDACs’, was featured in:

  • Today (Italy) – Smelling ripe fruit can block cancer (translated)
  • Medriva – Revolutionary Research: How Scent Exposure Could Transform Disease Treatment
  • Gizmodo (Brazil) – Smell of ripe fruit can prevent the spread of cancer cells (translated)
  • K News (Kyrgyzstan) – The smell of ripe fruit may stop the growth of cancer cells (translated)
  • Zimo (Croatia) – The smell of fruit can stop the growth of cancer cells (translated)
  • Pourquoi Docteur (France) – Alzheimer’s, cancer: a therapy based on smell can delay illness (translated)

Sun et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Species and habitat specific changes in bird activity in an urban environment during Covid 19 lockdown’, was featured in:

Frank et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Trabid patient mutations impede the axonal trafficking of adenomatous polyposis coli to disrupt neurite growth’, was picked up by:

Monzel et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Hippocampal-occipital connectivity reflects autobiographical memory deficits in aphantasia’, was picked up by:

  • SciTechDaily – Scientists Discover Connection Between Lack of Visual Imagination and Long-Term Memory
  • Nplus1 (Russia) – Disturbed connections between the hippocampus and visual cortex have been found in people with aphantasia (translated)

This study was also summarised by the eLife press release, ‘Study finds link between functional brain connectivity and aphantasia’.

Knights et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Neural Evidence of Functional Compensation for Fluid Intelligence in Healthy Ageing’, was featured in:

This study was also summarised by the eLife press release, ‘Study reveals how the brain compensates for cognitive decline in old age’.

Petersen et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Mechanical activation of TWIK-related potassium channel by nanoscopic movement and rapid second messenger signaling’, was mentioned by:

  • El Debate (Spain) – Having high cholesterol can interfere with pain perception (translated)

Chiu et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Cell type-specific contributions to a persistent aggressive internal state in female Drosophila’, was featured in:

Gustison et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Sexual coordination in a whole-brain map of prairie vole pair bonding’, was picked up by:

  • Yahoo! News – Rodent’s brain provides UT researchers understanding of love and relationships
  • Live Science – Prairie vole orgasms 'rewire' their brains for long-term love
  • Body + Soul – Studies show orgasms literally rewire our brains

Faysal et al.’s Research Article, ‘Pharmacologic hyperstabilisation of the HIV-1 capsid lattice induces capsid failure’, was featured in:

  • MSN – Unraveling Lenacapavir’s Impact on the HIV Life Cycle
  • SciTechDaily – Stopping HIV in Its Tracks: New Anti-Viral Treatment Hacks the Virus’ Protective Shield
  • List23 – By using a new anti-viral treatment technique, the Virus Protective Shield can be utilized to put an end to HIV's tracking

Hagihara et al.’s Research Article/Reviewed Preprint, ‘Large-scale animal model study uncovers altered brain pH and lactate levels as a transdiagnostic endophenotype of neuropsychiatric disorders involving cognitive impairment’, was featured in:

  • Technology Networks – Brain pH Changes Linked to Wide-Ranging Cognitive Issues
  • Irish Star – Depression, Alzheimer's and autism could all be linked to higher brain acidity, study finds
  • Newsweek – Neurodegenerative Disorders Linked to Higher Brain Acidity

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