Media Coverage: July roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in July 2020, including BBC News, The Telegraph 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 July. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

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

  • The Indian Express – Seasonal flu in early life can predict susceptibility to future infections, says study

Suraweera et al.’s Research Article, ‘Trends in snakebite deaths in India from 2000 to 2019 in a nationally representative mortality study’, was highlighted in:

Pique-Regi et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Does the human placenta express the canonical cell entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2?’, was mentioned in:

  • Malay Mail (Malaysia) – New study sheds light on why foetuses rarely get Covid-19
  • Firstpost (India) – COVID-19 infection less prevalent among newborns, lack of ACE-2 receptors in placenta may shield fetus, claims NIH study

The Research Article by Kuncha et al., ‘Genomic innovation of ATD alleviates mistranslation associated with multicellularity in Animalia’, was featured in:

Strauss et al.’s Research Article, ‘Vestigial auriculomotor activity indicates the direction of auditory attention in humans’, was mentioned in:

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

  • Smithsonian Magazine – How Do Dogs Find Their Way Home? They Might Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field
  • La Vanguardia (Spain) – Dogs orient themselves with an internal 'compass' - this trial seems to prove it (translated)
  • Daily Mail – Earth's magnetic field could provide a 'universal reference' for dogs and help them navigate back to their owners wherever they are, new study shows
  • Daily Express – The real reason dogs always find their way home - breakthrough study
  • Vietnam Net – Discover the special abilities of dogs that humans dream of (translated)
  • GenK (Vietnam) – Why do dogs always know how to get home? New research shows that they can navigate with Earth's magnetic field (translated)
  • KOMPAS (Indonesia) – Dogs can feel the Earth's magnetic field (translated)
  • OFFNews (Bulgaria) – "Internal compass" found in dogs (translated)
  • BBC News (Thailand) – Dogs use the earth's magnetic field to guide them like migratory birds (translated)

Schreur et al.’s Research Article, ‘Multimeric single-domain antibody complexes protect against bunyavirus infections’, was covered in:

  • The Scientist – Bacterial Superglue Enables Antiviral Antibody Discovery

The Research Article by Hood et al., ‘Identifying prostate cancer and its clinical risk in asymptomatic men using machine learning of high dimensional peripheral blood flow cytometric natural killer cell subset phenotyping data’, was featured in:

  • Daily Mail – Prostate cancer can be detected by a new blood test which also reveals the severity of the disease with 99 per cent accuracy
  • Iatronet (Greece) – New blood test detects prostate cancer (translated)

Lamas-Toranzo et al.’s Research Article, ‘TMEM95 is a sperm membrane protein essential for mammalian fertilization’, was mentioned in:

  • 20minutos (Spain) – Researchers discover a sperm protein essential for fertilization to occur (translated)

Cabañero et al.’s Research Article, ‘Protective role of neuronal and lymphoid cannabinoid CB2 receptors in neuropathic pain’, was covered in:

And Kasey Markel’s Short Report, ‘Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants’, was highlighted in:

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