Media coverage: September roundup of eLife papers in the news

High-profile news coverage that eLife papers generated in September 2017, including the Independent, Nature and New Scientist.
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In our latest monthly media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers received in September. You can view the coverage, along with the related research articles, below:

Barski, Brennan et al.’s Research Article, ‘Rift Valley fever phlebovirus NSs protein core domain structure suggests molecular basis for nuclear filaments’, was covered in:

  • The Mirror – Rift Valley Fever could be 'next Zika' as global warming forces insects to carry African disease to Europe
  • TeleCinco (Spain) – Rift Valley fever: the new 'Zika' threatening Europe by climate change
  • Cuatro (Spain) – Rift Valley fever: the new 'Zika' threatening Europe by climate change

O’Mara et al.’s Research Article, ‘Cyclic bouts of extreme bradycardia counteract the high metabolism of frugivorous bats’, was featured in:

  • Science – To avoid starving, this bat varies its heart rate from 1000 to 200 beats per minute

The Research Article by Luncz et al., ‘Resource depletion through primate stone technology’, was mentioned in:

  • New Scientist – Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction
  • Discover – Tool-wielding Macaques Are Wiping Out Shellfish Populations
  • i News – Humans not alone in threatening other species with use of tools
  • Science – Tool-using monkeys threaten shellfish population in Thailand

Lardaret et al.’s Research Article, ‘Organization of the Drosophila larval visual circuit’, has been covered in:

  • Xinhua (China) – Swiss scientists fully decipher visual network of fruit fly brain
  • Global Times – Swiss scientists fully decipher visual network of fruit fly brain

Arichi et al.’s Short Report, ‘Localization of spontaneous bursting neuronal activity in the preterm human brain with simultaneous EEG-fMRI’, was mentioned in:

  • The Conversation – How a baby’s brain prepares for the outside world

Garcia-Betancur et al.’s Research Article, ‘Cell differentiation defines acute and chronic infection cell types in Staphylococcus aureus’, was highlighted in the following Spanish publications:

  • El Mundo – Bacteria proliferate in an organized way and have specific mission (translated)
  • – Bacteria from an infection do not spread in a disordered way, they are organized as "microbial cities" (translated)
  • 20 minutos – Bacteria proliferate in an organized way and in order to generate "a successful infection" (translated)
  • El Confidencial – Bacteria proliferate in an organized way and with a specific mission (translated)

The Feature Article by Plavén-Sigray et al., ‘The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time’, was covered by:

  • Chemistry World – Research papers are becoming less readable
  • The Hindu – Research papers are getting harder to read, comprehend

Guernsey et al.’s Research Article, ‘Molecular conservation of marsupial and eutherian placentation and lactation’, has been featured in:

Belbin et al.’s Research Article, ‘Genetic identification of a common collagen disease in Puerto Ricans via identity-by-descent mapping in a health system’, was highlighted in:

  • POLITICO – POLITICO New York Health Care roundup

O’Hare et al.’s Research Article, ‘Striatal fast-spiking interneurons selectively modulate circuit output and are required for habitual behavior’, was mentioned in:

  • Hindustan Times – Neurons that serve as ‘master controller’ of habits identified by researchers
  • Financial Express – Neurons that are ‘master controller’ of habits identified
  • – Neurons that serve as ‘master controller’ of habits identified

Juusola, Dau, Song et al.’s Research Article, ‘Microsaccadic sampling of moving image information provides Drosophilahyperacute vision’, has been featured in:

  • i News – This science experiment might explain why it’s hard to swat a fly
  • Irish Examiner – It turns out insects have pretty good eyesight after all

And Pandarinath, Nuyujukian et al.’s Research Article, ‘High performance communication by people with paralysis using an intracortical brain-computer interface’, was covered in:

  • Digital Journal – Innovative brain implant helps paralyzed people to text

For any questions about the studies or media mentions listed here, please contact:

Emily Packer, Press Officer, eLife

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