Media Coverage: June roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in June 2020, including The Guardian, The Times and The Scientist.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in June. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

The Short Report by Anand et al., ‘SARS-CoV-2 strategically mimics proteolytic activation of human ENaC’, was covered in:

  • The Scientist – SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein
  • iz (Russia) – Scientists have found part of a human protein in coronavirus (translated)
  • Sputnik France – Study finds why Covid-19 is so dangerous to humans (translated)
  • Clarin (Argentina) – Protein fragment specific to humans found in coronavirus (translated)
  • TN8 Nicaragua – Scientists discover new protein fragment in coronavirus (translated)
  • La Verdad (Mexico) – Coronavirus: Scientists find specifically human protein fragment (translated)
  • Heraldo de México – Virus that causes Covid-19 'mimics' human protein to sneak into cells (translated)
  • Unian (Ukraine) – Scientists are puzzled: An insert of human protein is found in COVID-19 (translated)

Tunbak et al.’s Short Report, ‘Whole-brain mapping of socially isolated zebrafish reveals that lonely fish are not loners’, was highlighted in:

Woitowich et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Meta-Research: A 10-year follow-up study of sex inclusion in the biological sciences’, was mentioned in:

  • Science News – Biomedical studies are including more female subjects (finally)
  • The Scientist – Females Gain Ground as Biomedical Research Subjects

Bentham et al.’s 2016 Research Article, ‘A century of trends in adult human height’, was featured in:

Reed et al.’s Research Article, ‘Paranoia as a deficit in non-social belief updating’, was mentioned in:

  • Medical News Today – Paranoia may be a natural response to unpredictability
  • Gazeta (Poland) – Uncertainty and an inability to predict threats leads to paranoia, research shows (translated)

The Feature Article by Mina et al., ‘Science Forum: A Global lmmunological Observatory to meet a time of pandemics’, was covered in:

  • Science Magazine – Could a blood ‘observatory’ stop pandemics?
  • Agenzia (Italy) – Scientists work towards a global blood observatory to stop pandemics (translated)

Delmore et al.’s Research Article, ‘The evolutionary history and genomics of European blackcap migration’, was featured in:

Li et al.’s Research Article, ‘A large genomic insertion containing a duplicated follistatin gene is linked to the pea aphid male wing dimorphism’, was highlighted in:

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

  • Best Life – This Is Exactly When You Should Take Your Temperature

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

  • iDNES (Czech Republic) – A dog's brain is like a compass. They orient themselves by the magnetism of the Earth, say Czech scientists (translated)

Sprogis et al.’s Research Article, ‘Vessel noise levels drive behavioural responses of humpback whales with implications for whale-watching’, was featured in:

  • The Guardian – Whale-watching boat noise found to disrupt mother and calf resting times

The 2018 Research Article by Souza et al., ‘The lost world of Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, a relictual bacterial niche in a desert oasis’, was highlighted in:

  • Science Magazine – Pools in the Mexican desert are a window into Earth’s early life

Bar-On et al.’s Feature Article, ‘Science Forum: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by the numbers’, was mentioned in:

The Research Article by Belsky et al., ‘Quantification of the pace of biological aging in humans through a blood test, The DunedinPoAm DNA methylation algorithm’, was covered in:

  • The Times – A new test can find out how fast you’re ageing — and scientists know how to slow it down

Mordecai et al.’s September 2019 Short Report, ‘Endangered wild salmon infected by newly discovered viruses’, was featured in:

  • Heho (Taiwan) – Scientists have long discovered a variety of pathogenic viruses on salmon (translated)
  • People’s Network (China) – There is no evidence to support salmon infected with new coronavirus (translated)

Ocklenburg et al.’s 2017 Research Article, ‘Epigenetic regulation of lateralized fetal spinal gene expression underlies hemispheric asymmetries’, was mentioned in:

  • Excite (Japan) – What decides if you are right-handed or left-handed? The secret is not in the brain, but in the spine (translated)

Tindale et al.’s Research Article, ‘Evidence for transmission of COVID-19 prior to symptom onset’, was highlighted in:

  • OFFnews (Bulgaria) There is already a consensus among scientists on wearing masks (translated)

Lapsansky et al.’s Research Article, ‘Alcids 'fly' at efficient Strouhal numbers in both air and water but vary stroke velocity and angle’, was covered in:

  • The Science Times – How Did Seabirds Develop the Ability to Cruise Through Air and Water? New Insights Revealed

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