PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this PLoS ONE media digest: a fatty diet could be linked to depression, plants that can detect explosives and more.

Dietary Fat Intake and the Risk of Depression: The SUN Project by Almudena Sánchez-Villegas et al. received a lot of media attention this month.  Some of the coverage includes: TIME, Xinhua, Times of India and la Repubblica.

Programmable Ligand Detection System in Plants through a Synthetic Signal Transduction Pathway by Mauricio S. Antunes and colleagues received coverage from:  Comic Log, Huffington Post, Wired and New York Times.

The Cryptic African Wolf: Canis aureus lupaster Is Not a Golden Jackal and Is Not Endemic to Egypt by Eli Knispel Rueness et al. received coverage from News for Your Neurons, BBC News, New York Times and Suite 101.

National Geographic wrote a piece on a paper called Migration of Antarctic Minke Whales to the Arctic, by Kevin Glover and colleagues.

A Unique Human-Fox Burial from a Pre-Natufian Cemetery in the Levant (Jordan) by Lisa Maher and colleagues received attention from Fox NewsMSN India and Sify. The image in this post is from part of  Figure 2 in this manuscript and is of Grave IV from the Middle Epipalaeolithic cemetery of ‘Uyun al-Hammam.’

Dr. Oshinsky and colleagues recently published a paper on, Acetate Causes Alcohol Hangover Headache In Rats, and has received media attention from: Philadelphia Inquirer, The Telegraph, Life Hacker, The Herald Sun and Times of India.

Aldose Reductase Inhibition Prevents Metaplasia of Airway Epithelial Cells by Umesh C. S. Yadav and et al. received attention from Sify, The European Lung Foundation and Science Centric.

The paper, It Takes Two–Skilled Recognition of Objects Engages Lateral Areas in Both Hemispheres, by Merim Bilalić and colleagues received coverage from the NYT Chess Blog, Gambit; The Chronicle Herald and the Pune Mirror.

Research by Geoffroy Berthelot and colleagues on Athlete Atypicity on the Edge of Human Achievement: Performances Stagnate after the Last Peak, in 1988 was covered by the Atlantic Wire.

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