Media Coverage: May roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in May 2019, including the Independent, Financial Times and Nature.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in May. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Romano et al.’s Research Article, ‘A multidisciplinary approach to a unique palaeolithic human ichnological record from Italy (Bàsura Cave)’, was covered in:

  • The Independent – 14,000-year-old cave footprints provide snapshot of Stone Age family day out
  • United Press International – Evidence suggests Stone Age family explored Italian cave on their hands, knees
  • Newsweek – Perfectly Preserved Footprints Of 14,000-year-old Humans Reveal How Stone Age People Explored Deep Dark Caves
  • PLOS Paleo Community – Fossil Friday Roundup: May 24, 2019
  • ANSA (Italy) – Human footprints from 14,000 years ago reveal new secrets of cave system (translated)
  • La Stampa (Italy) – Human footprints from 14,000 years ago reveal new secrets of the Bàsura Cave (translated)
  • Wired (Italy) – Walking in a cave 14 thousand years ago (translated)

An eLife Press Pack about this study is available here.

The Research Article by Rauhut et al., ‘A non-archaeopterygid avialan theropod from the Late Jurassic of southern Germany’, was featured in:

Vahey and Fletcher’s Research Article, ‘Influenza A virus surface proteins are organized to help penetrate host mucus’, was picked up in:

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

Lengyel et al.’s Research Article, ‘Unimodal statistical learning produces multimodal object-like representations’, was mentioned in:

  • Daily Mail – Scientists say the human brain's ability to tell what an object is by touch alone means there is an 'inner pickpocket' trait inside all of us

The Feature Article by Amarel et al., ‘Science Forum: The Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative’, was covered in:

  • Nature – Brazilian biomedical science faces reproducibility test

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

Caldwell et al.’s Research Article, ‘The newly-arisen Devil facial tumour disease 2 (DFT2) reveals a mechanism for the emergence of a contagious cancer’, was picked up in:

  • Financial Times – FT Health: why we need collective action and brave research

Lesch et al.’s Research Article, ‘Intergenerational epigenetic inheritance of cancer susceptibility in mammals’, was featured in:

  • Science – Editors' Choice, 10 May 2019

Sicard et al.’s Research Article, ‘A multicellular way of life for a multipartite virus’, was mentioned in:

  • Quanta magazine – Viruses Can Scatter Their Genes Among Cells and Reassemble

An eLife Press Pack about this study is available here.

Sakalauskaite et al.’s Research Article, ‘'Palaeoshellomics’ reveals the use of freshwater mother-of-pearl in prehistory’, was featured in:

  • United Press International – Prehistoric craftsmen sought freshwater mussels for their ornamental shell
  • ZME Science – Prehistoric craftsmen were really into freshwater mussel shells, research reveals

Voss et al.’s Short Report, ‘Reprogramming the antigen specificity of B cells using genome-editing technologies’, was mentioned in:

  • The Scientist – CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses

And the Research Article by Marceau et al., ‘An order-to-disorder structural switch activates the FoxM1 transcription factor’, was picked up in:

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