Media Coverage: February roundup of eLife papers in the news

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

Dagher et al.’s Short Report, ‘Long COVID in cancer patients: preponderance of symptoms in majority of patients over long time period’, was featured in:

  • The ASCO Post – Half of Patients With Cancer May Develop Long COVID, With Risk Higher in Female Patients
  • The Economic Times – The vast majority of cancer patients suffer from Covid-19 symptoms
  • Mint Lounge – New study links cancer patients and long Covid symptoms
  • MedicineNet – Long COVID Risk May Be Especially High for Cancer Patients
  • Moffitt Cancer Center – Could Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Long COVID?
  • News Medical – Over 50% of cancer patients report long COVID symptoms after recovering from COVID-19
  • 20 minutos (Spain) – Half of cancer patients develop long covid, and the risk is higher for women (translated)
  • Zdrowie Wprost (Poland) – Do you have bad breath or gingivitis? It could be dangerous to the heart (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘One in two cancer patients may develop long COVID, with risk higher in women’.

Choi et al.’s Research Article, ‘Microstructural and crystallographic evolution of palaeognath (Aves) eggshells’, was featured in:

  • – Eggshells of flightless birds evolved on different tracks

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Eggshells of large, flightless birds evolved along different tracks’.

Jagoda, Marnetto et al.’s Short Report, ‘Regulatory dissection of the severe COVID-19 risk locus introgressed by Neanderthals’, was featured in:

  • The Scientist – How Genes from Neanderthals Predispose People to Severe COVID-19

Masís et al.’s Research Article, ‘Strategically managing learning during perceptual decision making’, was featured in:

  • IFL Science – Rats Love Learning So much They Will Sacrifice Immediate Rewards For It

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Rats trade initial rewards for long-term learning opportunities’.

Hodel et al.’s Research Article, ‘Associations of genetic and infectious risk factors with coronary heart disease’, was featured in:

  • Tech Explorist – Bacteria in the mouth may increase the risk of heart disease
  • The Sun – How common body odour is a sign you’re at ‘higher risk of killer heart attack or stroke’
  • The Daily Express – Oral bacteria that causes bad breath could increase your risk of heart disease
  • Le Matin (Switzerland) – A mouth infection could increase heart disease risk (translated)
  • Mirage News – Oral bacteria may increase heart disease risk
  • Pourquoi Docteur (France) – Heart disease: certain oral bacteria could increase the risk (translated)
  • Quotidiano Sanità (Italy) – Mouth bacteria can increase the risk of heart disease (translated)

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘Oral bacteria may increase heart disease risk’.

Pierson Smela et al.’s Research Article, ‘Directed differentiation of human iPSCs to functional ovarian granulosa-like cells via transcription factor overexpression’, was featured in:

  • Yahoo!– How a Lab-Grown Ovary Can Shake Up Infertility Treatment
  • Gènéthique (France) – A first fully human ovary organoid (translated)
  • Med Gadget – Ovarian Organoids to Study Reproductive Health

Barak-Gavish et al.’s Research Article, ‘Bacterial lifestyle switch in response to algal metabolites’, was mentioned in:

  • Science News – Some ‘friendly’ bacteria backstab their algal pals. Now we know why
  • SciTechDaily – An Unexpected Murderer – “Friend or Foe” Bacteria Kill Their Algal Hosts When Coexisting Is No Longer Beneficial

This study was also summarised in the eLife press release, ‘‘Friend or foe’ bacteria kill their algal hosts when coexisting is no longer beneficial’.

Seita et al.’s Research Article, ‘Efficient generation of marmoset primordial germ cell-like cells using induced pluripotent stem cells’, was featured in:

  • Vet Candy – Veterinary researchers rewire blood cells precursors of sperm

Shaikh and Sunagar’s Research Article, ‘The deep-rooted origin of disulfide-rich spider venom toxins’, was mentioned in:

Rosenberg et al.’s Research Article, ‘Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress’, was commented on by:

  • Yahoo! – Can stress turn hair gray?

Hespanhol, Sanchez-Limache et al.’s Research Article, ‘Antibacterial T6SS effectors with a VRR-Nuc domain are structure-specific nucleases’, was featured in:

  • Veja (Brazil) – How Salmonella attacks good bacteria in the intestine (translated)

McKay, Costa, Chen et al.’s Research Article, ‘An automated feeding system for the African killifish reveals the impact of diet on lifespan and allows scalable assessment of associative learning’, was highlighted in:

  • El Debate (Spain) – The fish that could have the secret of eternal youth (translated)

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