Media Coverage: April roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in April 2023, including The Guardian, StudyFinds and The Economic Times.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in April. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Chen, Lyu et al.’s Research Article, ‘Increased public health threat of avian-origin H3N2 influenza virus caused by its evolution in dogs’, was featured in:

  • Patris News (Greece) – 'Dog flu' concern: Adapting to infect humans – Derived from known virus (translated)
  • Daily Mail – Now be prepared for DOG FLU! Mutated form of avian influenza that strikes canines is 'creeping' towards being able to infect humans, scientists say
  • The Sun – Warning as dog flu is ‘adapting’ to infect humans – sparking new pandemic fears
  • Yahoo! News – ‘Dog flu’ is adapting to infect humans, new research suggests
  • greenMe (Italy) – Canine flu: the bird flu variant "could also infect humans" (translated)
  • Descoperā (Romania) – “Dog flu” is evolving and could infect humans (translated)
  • Aydinlik (Turkey) – Warning to dog owners from scientists (translated)

Jangir et al.’s Research Article, ‘The evolution of colistin resistance increases bacterial resistance to host antimicrobial peptides and virulence’, was mentioned in:

  • The Guardian – Use of antibiotics in farming ‘endangering human immune system’
  • Farming UK – Antibiotic use in farming could fuel future epidemics, study warns
  • El Salto (Spain) – An investigation warns of how the use of antibiotics in livestock affects the immune system (translated)
  • Tekniikan Maailma (Finland) – An antibiotic drug used in agriculture poses a surprising risk to the human immune system (translated)
  • Fanpage (Italy) – The use of antimicrobials in livestock can bring out bacteria resistant to the immune system (translated)
  • Courrier International (France) – An antibiotic used in animal husbandry directly threatens our immune system (translated)
  • Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon) – Antibiotics in farming harming human immune systems

Cao et al.’s Research Article, ‘An Unexpected Role of Neutrophils in Clearing Apoptotic Hepatocytes In Vivo’, which was published as an eLife Reviewed Preprint, was featured in:

  • ET Healthworld – Study reveals white blood cells role in clearing out dead liver cells

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘White blood cells play unexpected role in clearing out dead liver cells’.

Ahadi et al.’s Research Article, ‘Longitudinal fundus imaging and its genome-wide association analysis provide evidence for a human retinal aging clock’, was featured in:

  • – Retinal scans provide a window into human aging
  • Bio-IT World – AI-Based Retinal Aging Clock Gauges Effectiveness Of Anti-Aging Interventions
  • Healthnews – Retinal Scans May Track Age-Related Diseases
  • Optometry Today – Could retinal scans be used to track human ageing?

Yuen Jr et al.’s Research Article, ‘Aggregating in vitro-grown adipocytes to produce macroscale cell-cultured fat tissue with tunable lipid compositions for food applications’, was covered in:

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Lab-grown fat could give cultured meat real flavour and texture’.

Garratt et al.’s Research Article, ‘Lifespan extension in female mice by early, transient exposure to adult female olfactory cues’, was commented on in:

  • Healthnews – Exposure to Female Pheromones May Have Anti-Aging Effects

Braet, Buckley, Venkatakrishnan et al.’s Research Article, ‘Timeline of changes in spike conformational dynamics in emergent SARS-CoV-2 variants reveal progressive stabilization of trimer stalk with altered NTD dynamics’, was featured in:

  • The Economic Times – Tightly twisted core of stem of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein made its variants fit

Spencer et al.’s Research Article, ‘Poor air quality is associated with impaired visual cognition in the first two years of life: A longitudinal investigation’, was featured in:

Suchacki, Thomas, Ikushima et al.’s Research Article, ‘The effects of caloric restriction on adipose tissue and metabolic health are sex- and age-dependent’, was featured in:

Laurent et al.’s Research Article, ‘A genetic and linguistic analysis of the admixture histories of the islands of Cabo Verde’ was featured in:

  • GenomeWeb – Cabo Verde Ancestry Study Highlights Relationships Related to Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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