June roundup of eLife papers in the news

Showcasing the top mentions that eLife papers received in June.
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In this month’s media coverage roundup, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in June. You can view the coverage and the related articles below:

The latest two studies from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, ‘Replication Study: The common feature of leukemia-associated IDH1 and IDH2 mutations is a neomorphic enzyme activity converting alpha-ketoglutarate to 2-hydroxyglutarate’, and ‘Replication Study: Inhibition of BET recruitment to chromatin as an effective treatment for MLL-fusion leukaemia’, were covered in:

  • Science – Cancer studies pass reproducibility test
  • Wired – Cancer research's reproducibility problem faces a second test
  • The Scientist – Cancer Studies Seem Replicable
  • ScienceAlert – More Cancer Studies Have Just Passed an Important Reproducibility Test

Pornsiriwong et al.’s Research Article, ‘A chloroplast retrograde signal, 3’-phosphoadenosine 5’-phosphate, acts as a secondary messenger in abscisic acid signaling in stomatal closure and germination’, was covered in:

The Research Article by Roan et al., ‘Semen amyloids participate in spermatozoa selection and clearance’, was featured in:

Xue et al.’s Short Report, ‘Parallel evolution of influenza across multiple spatiotemporal scales’, has been featured in:

  • The Conversation – How flu changes within the human body may hint at future global trends
  • Wired – The clue to next year's flu strain could be inside you

Guillaud et al.’s Research Article, ‘Presynaptic morphology and vesicular composition determine vesicle dynamics in mouse central synapses’, was mentioned in:

Ocklenburg et al.’s Research Article, ‘Epigenetic regulation of lateralized fetal spinal gene expression underlies hemispheric asymmetries’, has been covered in:

  • ABC de Sevilla (Spain) – The curious reason why some people are dexterous and others left-handed (translated)

The Research Article by Dulvy et al., ‘Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays’, was mentioned in:

  • The Guardian – Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks

Luczynski, Tramullas et al.’s Research Article, ‘Microbiota regulates visceral pain in the mouse’, has been covered in:

  • The Irish Times – Stomach bacteria may hold cure for irritable bowel syndrome
  • Irish Independent – Scientists find key to relieving IBS pain
  • Irish Examiner – Irritable bowel pain may soon be cured following 10-year study at UCC

Wolff et al.’s Research Article, ‘Introduction of a male-harming mitochondrial haplotype via 'Trojan Females' achieves population suppression in fruit flies’, was covered in:

  • Xinhua – "Trojan" females may hold key to pest control: New Zealand study
  • Radio New Zealand – 'Trojan Female Technique' could sterilise pest populations

Canovas et al.’s Research Article, ‘DNA methylation and gene expression changes derived from assisted reproductive technologies can be decreased by reproductive fluids’, has been mentioned in:

  • STAT News – To improve IVF, these scientists are looking at adding some womb fluids

The Research Article by Rickenbacher et al., ‘Freezing suppression by oxytocin in central amygdala allows alternate defensive behaviours and mother-pup interactions’, was covered in:

Meyer et al.’s Short Report, ‘Palaeogenomes of Eurasian straight-tusked elephants challenge the current view of elephant evolution’, has been covered in:

  • Scientific American – In Ancient Bones, an Elephant-Size Surprise
  • US Weekly – Elephant Family Tree Needs a Rewrite
  • IFLScience – Extinct Giant Elephant Genetics Prove There Are Actually Two Living African Species
  • GenomeWeb – Paleogenomic Analysis Places Ancient Eurasian Elephant Within African Lineages

Liu et al.’s Research Advance, ‘Loss of adult skeletal muscle stem cells drives age-related neuromuscular junction degeneration’, was mentioned in:

Burke et al.’s Research Article, ‘mTORC1 in AGRP neurons integrates exteroceptive and interoceptive food-related cues in the modulation of adaptive energy expenditure in mice’, was mentioned in

The Research Advance by Hauser et al., ‘Noradrenaline blockade specifically enhances metacognitive performance’, has been featured in:

  • New Scientist – Drug that boosts confidence in your own actions may help OCD

Dave, Sur et al.’s Research Article, ‘Mice deficient of Myc super-enhancer region reveal differential control mechanism between normal and pathological growth’, was covered in:

  • Financial Express – Gene switch that can turn off cancer identified
  • Hindustan Times – New research identifies gene switch that can stop growth of cancer cells

The Research Article by Ehinger et al., ‘Humans treat unreliable filled-in percepts as more real than veridical ones’, has been mentioned in:

The Research Article by Joseph et al., ‘A receptor and neuron that activate a circuit limiting sucrose consumption’, was mentioned in:

Wu et al.’s Research Article, ‘The N-terminus of the prion protein is a toxic effector regulated by the C-terminus’, was covered in:

And finally, Beattie, Kapadia et al.’s Research Article, ‘Frequent exchange of the DNA polymerase during bacterial chromosome replication’, has been featured in:

If you have any questions about the studies or media mentions listed here, please contact:

Emily Packer, Press Officer, eLife


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