Media Coverage: January roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in January 2020, including The Times, Scientific American and Forbes.
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In our first monthly media coverage roundup of 2020, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in January. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

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

  • Scientific American – Are Human Body Temperatures Cooling Down?
  • The New York Times – 'Body Temperature 2.0: Do We Need to Rethink What’s Normal?'
  • ScienceAlert – Human Bodies Have Steadily Grown Colder Over The Past Century, Evidence Shows
  • Newsweek – Average Human Body Temperature In The U.S. Has Dropped Since The 1800s
  • Smithsonian Magazine – Human Body Temperature Is Getting Cooler, Study Finds
  • TIME – 'Normal' Human Body Temperature Has Changed in the Last Century
  • The Independent – Humans’ body temperatures are mysteriously getting colder, study finds
  • Live Science – Has the Average Human Body Temperature Always Been the Same?
  • U.S. News & World Report – So Long, 98.6: Average Human Body Temperature Is Dropping
  • Vox – Average body temperature appears to be dropping. Researchers aren’t sure why.
  • Forbes – ‘Is It Hot In Here?’ Human Body Temperature Decreased Over Last 200 Years
  • Global News (Canada) – The average human body temperature is lower than it used to be: study
  • IFLScience – Average Body Temperature In The US Has Dropped Since 19th Century, Claims Study
  • Discover – Body Temperatures Today are Lower Than They Were Two Centuries Ago
  • International Business Times (Singapore) – Human body temperature is getting cooler since 1860 when it was fixed at 37°C, says study
  • Nature – Not so hot: US data suggest human bodies are cooling down
  • Les Echos (France) – How “normal” body temperature has changed in a century (translated)
  • Le Temps (France) – Our body temperature has dropped since the 19th century (translated)
  • La Repubblica (Italy) – The body temperature of humans is falling compared to 150 years ago (translated)
  • ABC (Spain) – The human body is getting colder, and scientists don't know why (translated)

Escudero-Lara et al.’s Short Report, ‘Disease-modifying effects of natural Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in endometriosis-associated pain’, was featured in:

An eLife press release is available to find out more about this study.

Jiang et al.’s Research Article, ‘Emergence of social cluster by collective pairwise encounters in Drosophila’, was picked up in:

  • Xinhua – Study reveals how fruit flies maintain personal space

You can read more about this study in our press release.

The Research Article by Xiong et al., ‘Flower-like patterns in multi-species bacterial colonies’, was highlighted in:

  • ScienceAlert – Scientists Discover Stunning Flower-Like Patterns When Bacteria Combine

Campus et al.’s Research Article, ‘The paraventricular thalamus is a critical mediator of top-down control of cue-motivated behavior in rats’, was covered in:

  • The Scientist – Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains

Find out more about this study in our press release.

Hayes et al.’s Research Article, ‘Inflammation-induced IgE promotes epithelial hyperplasia and tumour growth’, was featured in:

An eLife press release is available here for more information.

Gruber et al.’s Short Report, ‘A phenotypic screening platform utilising human spermatozoa identifies compounds with contraceptive activity’, was covered in:

  • The Times – Dundee University’s robot helps advance creation of male pill
  • Evening Standard – A robot furthers the development of the male pill, according to research
  • Daily Mail – Male contraceptive pill is one step closer after scientists make a 'breakthrough' in drug testing using a robot
  • STV News (Scotland) – Robot to speed up hunt for male contraceptive pill

And Sanor et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Multiplex CRISPR/Cas screen in regenerating haploid limbs of chimeric Axolotls’, was highlighted in:

  • ScienceAlert – Scientists Pinpoint Axolotl Genes Involved in Their Unique Body Regeneration

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