Media Coverage: July roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in July 2019, including Xinhua, United Press International and The Scientist.
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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:

Anbalagan et al.’s Research Article, ‘Robo2 regulates synaptic oxytocin content by affecting actin dynamics’, was covered in:

  • Xinhua – Israeli scientists discover how "love hormone" restocks in brain

Ditlev et al.’s Research Article, ‘A composition-dependent molecular clutch between T cell signaling condensates and actin’, was mentioned in:

  • The Hindu – A new ‘clutch’ to engage the immune cell ‘gear’

Kühn et al.’s Research Article, ‘Predicting development of adolescent drinking behaviour from whole brain structure at 14 years of age’, was featured in:

  • – Too much grey matter in teenage years may be at the root of drink problem in early adulthood

You can read an eLife press release about this study here.

The Feature Article by Danchev et al., ‘Meta-Research: Centralized scientific communities are less likely to generate replicable results’, was picked up in:

  • The Scientist – Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed

An eLife press release about this paper is available here.

The Research article by Garrett Brown et al., ‘The microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage through microglia-intrinsic TLR signaling’, was featured in:

  • International Business Times – Gut Bacteria Can Protect Nervous System And Brain From Harmful Viruses
  • New Atlas – Gut bacteria found to help protect brain and central nervous system from harmful viruses

You can read an eLife press release about this study here.

Lawson et al.’s Research Article, ‘The Makorin lep-2 and the lncRNA lep-5 regulate lin-28 to schedule sexual maturation of the C. elegans nervous system’, was covered in:

Chatzi et al.’s Research Article, ‘Exercise-induced enhancement of synaptic function triggered by the inverse BAR protein, Mtss1L’, was picked up in:

  • New Atlas – Exercising before study may enhance learning and stimulate new neural connection
  • Digital Journal – Can short bouts of exercise boost brain function?
  • India Today – Study reveals the secret to boost your brain
  • Economic Times (India) – Brain power: Walking as few as 4,000 steps can make you smarter

Saitta et al.’s Research Article, ‘Cretaceous dinosaur bone contains recent organic material and provides an environment conducive to microbial communities’, was covered in:

Del Borrello et al.’s Research Article, ‘Rhodoquinone biosynthesis in C. elegans requires precursors generated by the kynurenine pathway’, was mentioned in:

  • The Times of India – Scientists discover new method to kill drug-resistant parasites
  • The Week (India) – Scientists discover new way to kill drug-resistant parasites

The Research Article by Rupp et al., ‘Distinct ipRGC subpopulations mediate light’s acute and circadian effects on body temperature and sleep’, was featured in:

  • Gizmodo – Checking Your Phone at Night Won't Necessarily Throw Off Your Internal Clock, Mouse Study Finds
  • Xinhua – Short-term exposure to light does not affect circadian rhythms: study
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) and AsiaOne – Is checking a smartphone during the night bad for sleep?
  • RTBF (Belgium) – Does turning on your smartphone in the middle of the night to check the time affect sleep? (Translated)

Rossoni et al.’s Research Article, ‘The genomes of polyextremophilic cyanidiales contain 1% horizontally transferred genes with diverse adaptive functions’, was covered in:

  • Science Times – Environmental Stress: Gene Theft by Red Algae From Bacteria

And Bozler et al.’s Research Article, ‘Transgenerational inheritance of ethanol preference is caused by maternal NPF repression’, was picked up in:

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