Media Coverage: June roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in June 2019, including The New York Times, Forbes and The Guardian.
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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 Feature Article by Herrera-Perez et al., ‘Meta-Research: A comprehensive review of randomized clinical trials in three medical journals reveals 396 medical reversals’, was covered in:

  • The New York Times – 10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take Note.
  • ScienceAlert – Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective
  • Forbes – Study Finds Hundreds of Medical Procedures To Be Ineffective
  • United Press International – Scientists declare nearly 400 medical practices 'ineffective'
  • ANSA (Italy) – In medicine, 400 useless practices identified, from drugs to devices (translated)
  • Sohu (China) – Analysis of randomized controlled trials in three top medical journals: nearly 400 studies overturned (translated)

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

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

Langley et al.’s Research Article, ‘Haplotypes spanning centromeric regions reveal persistence of large blocks of archaic DNA’, was featured in:

  • New Atlas – Neanderthal and unknown human ancestor DNA found in the "dark heart" of chromosomes
  • Tech Times – Neanderthal, Mystery Human DNA Found In The ‘Dark Heart’ Of Our Chromosomes
  • La Repubblica (Italy) – In the heart of chromosomes there are traces of Neanderthal DNA (translated)
  • ANSA (Italy) – Ancient DNA in the dark heart of chromosomes (translated)

Montandon et al.’s Research Article, ‘Elastic instability during branchial ectoderm development causes folding of the Chlamydosaurus erectile frill’, was highlighted in:

  • Science Times – Researchers Revealed How the Dragon Got Its Frill

The Research Article by Fumagalli et al., ‘Genetic diversity of CHC22 clathrin impacts its function in glucose metabolism’, was picked up in:

  • The Economist – Modern humans may be evolving to deal with carbohydrate-rich diets
  • The Guardian – Ancient gene mutation could protect against diabetes, study finds

Long et al.’s Research Article, ‘Species specific differences in use of ANP32 proteins by influenza A virus’, was covered in:

  • Forbes – Can Gene Editing Stop The Bird Flu? Here Is The Latest With Chickens
  • World Economic Forum – Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu
  • Nasdaq – Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

Moreira et al.’s Tools and Resources article, ‘optoPAD, a closed-loop optogenetics system to study the circuit basis of feeding behaviors’, was featured in:

  • Science Times – Taste Neurons Can Be Controlled by Green Light
  • The Week (India) – Taste could soon become part of the virtual reality experience

Tarazona et al.’s Research Article, ‘Evolution of limb development in cephalopod mollusks’, was mentioned in:

  • The New York Times – Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours
  • Nature – The master genes that sculpt tentacles and legs alike

Talboom et al.’s Research Article, ‘Family history of Alzheimer’s disease alters cognition and is modified by medical and genetic factors’, was highlighted in:

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

And the Tools and Resources articles by Yousefi et al., ‘Optogenetic control shows that kinetic proofreading regulates the activity of the T cell receptor’, and Tischer and Weiner, ‘Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling’, were mentioned in:

  • Quanta magazine – Immune Cells Measure Time to Identify Foreign Proteins

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