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For today, bringing you up to date on a few past posts. Adieu, Philae. Or is it au ‘voir? In our last episode, the plucky little lander Philae was finally on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. But Philae wasn’t getting … Continue reading »
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Jocalyn Clark @jocalynclark comments on the INDEPTH Network’s release of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths in Africa and Southeast Asia, and the importance of equality in health data. Enthusiasts of global health research will have observed various battles … Continue reading »
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Ed note: Please welcome Dr Travis Saunders back for another guest post. Travis Saunders has a PhD in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the health impact of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. He blogs … Continue reading »
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We get it. Maclean’s Editor-at-Large Peter Shawn Taylor thinks that public health people (e.g. myself) should stay away from chronic disease (I guess it’s time to wrap up my research program and call it a career!). And he thinks that … Continue reading »
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We’ve all monkeyed around trying to sort out the ownership of published content. In the scientific community, copyright and its (mis)application in publishing has authors, publishers, and readers grappling with questions of what is legally possible, what is desirable, and … Continue reading »
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Charles Ebikeme interviews Dr. Bahi Takkouche of the University of Santiago de Compostela and reviews his research on smoking and allergies, which was published earlier this year in PLOS Medicine. Dr. Takkouche’s paper is included in the PLOS Clinical Immunology Collection, which … Continue reading »
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In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about brain folding in mammals, misfolded proteins in human genetic disease, and mechano-transduction. Evolution of the Mammalian Cortex – Folded or Unfolded? The neocortex of the brain is highly expanded in … Continue reading »
First of all, I’d like to wish a happy blog-versary to Peter; today marks 6 years of blogging at Obesity Panacea in its various forms (the traditional gifts are apparently candy and iron). To be fair, I actually forgot (but … Continue reading »
The many sins of Sin and Lyubomirsky I recently blogged about Linda Bolier and colleagues’ meta-analysis of positive psychology interventions [PPIs] in BMC Public Health. It is the new kid on the block. Sin and Lyubomirsky’s meta analysis is accepted … Continue reading »
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Two weeks ago, we discussed the link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk. This relationship is particularly interesting, given that younger women and those taking birth control pills were at the highest risk for breast cancer, indicating … Continue reading »
Charles Ebikeme interviews Pascale Cossart of the Institut Pasteur on the occasion of her receipt of the Women in Science Award at FEBS-EMBO 2014. On September 2, Pascale Cossart received the Women in Science Award at the Federation of European … Continue reading »
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the CitSci2015 blog at the Citizen Science Association What: A hands-on meet-up where everyone participates in dreaming up AND building creative tools to improve the field of citizen science! Where: Citizen Science 2015 Conference, San Jose, CA Who: The … Continue reading »
START HERE for the quite wonderful story of landing on a comet.. And when you get there, click PREV to continue (in reverse chronological order) seeing xkcd’s live comicking of the Philae lander’s arrival on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-P for … Continue reading »
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In last week’s Nature and Science, the outcome of a meeting convened by NIH, Nature, and Science to discuss the issue of lack of reproducibility in the basic science research literature was published. This meeting, which brought together representatives from … Continue reading »
This one goes out to all the Americans who are wondering if they really need to make gluten-free stuffing for Thanksgiving. Gluten-free eating is popular; according to one industry trend study, a third of American adults are trying to avoid … Continue reading »
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It is with great enthusiasm that the PLOS Computational Biology Education Editors present this invited blog post from Russ Altman, in what we hope will be a yearly feature for PLOS Biologue. It is a recapture of his annual review on … Continue reading »
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While pharmaceutical companies focus on drug discovery for Ebola virus disease, a powerful clue is coming from a rare “Jewish genetic disease” that destroys the brain. People with Niemann-Pick C1 disease can’t get Ebola, adding to the list of disease … Continue reading »
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This week, the latest in our series of podcasts from around the world. Sandro interviews Abish Romero, a young cancer survivor and advocate living and studying in Mexico City. - Abish Romero … Continue reading »
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(Image source) A few years ago the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a fascinating article by Ken Myers discussing the (as-yet unexamined) benefits of cigarette smoking on endurance running performance. Ken is a friend and elite distance runner (we used … Continue reading »
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For World Pneumonia Day 2014, PLOS Pathogens interviews Associate Editor, author, and researcher Carlos J. Orihuela on his recent publication in PLOS Pathogens, Streptococcus pneumoniae Translocates into the Myocardium and Forms Unique Microlesions That Disrupt Cardiac Function, describing how the disease can lead to heart … Continue reading »
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