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Lorena Saavedra-Garcia is a Nutritionist with the CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Peru. Together with her research team, she’s been studying amount of salt that can be reduced in bread without detection by Peruvian consumers. Market effects of the introduction of this low-salt bread … Continue reading »
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Some fossils are just too cool. And slightly tragic. A 48 million year old fossil from the Messel beds of Germany fits this category well, preserving a mare with her unborn offspring. Beyond macabre fascination, however, what do these fossils tell us? … Continue reading »
10-14-15 PLOS Science Wednesday AMA Preview: Scientists from UC Berkeley’s Brain Imaging Center Share fMRI Methods
By Sara Kassabian The PLOS Neuro Community is gearing up for the Society for Neuroscience (#SfN15) 2015 annual meeting from October 17-21 in Chicago with a ‘PLOS Science Wednesday’ on October 14 that’s all about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Functional … Continue reading »
Since the PLOS San Francisco office is a quick car ride from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so many of us at PLOS have been captivated by jellyfish movements. They are simply mesmerizing to watch as they travel through the water. … Continue reading »
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By Zohorul Islam The discovery of antibiotics (also referred to as antimicrobials) is perhaps the most revolutionary outcome in the medical sciences during the twentieth century, and has allowed medical practitioners to treat a wide range of bacterial infections; and … Continue reading »
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As Chicago is readying itself for the arrival of some thirty thousand neuroscientists between October 17 and 21 for Neuroscience 2015 (#SfN15), the largest meeting in the field, a few hardy souls, including myself, are planning on taking an early … Continue reading »
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Planning your itinerary for #SFN15? You could go through the entire program book, browsing sessions and posters one by one, day after day… Or you could turn to the very innovative and extremely user-friendly tool designed by members of Konrad … Continue reading »
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Senator Chris Coons (Delaware) has made it unambiguously clear that federal agencies should embrace crowdsourcing and citizen science. Senator Coons introduced the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act, the first proposed bill to clarify that all military branches, commissions, and executive … Continue reading »
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As part of the PLOS Genetics Tenth Anniversary celebrations, we’re launching a special anniversary collection to highlight the best of PLOS Genetics research articles over the last ten years. In this collection, you’ll find our PLOS Genetics ‘Top Ten’– the … Continue reading »
By Guest Contributor, Grant Vousden-Dishington Last weekend, 259 international teams descended on the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the 11th iGEM competition, the second Giant Jamboree. The intercollegiate competition is based on a 2003 summer course at MIT and … Continue reading »
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Maja Pleic is a global health and global equity researcher and advocate. Maja holds an MA in Political Economy of International Development and a BA in International Relations and Economics, from the University of Toronto. Previously, she was Research Coordinator … Continue reading »
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On Wednesday, October 7 at 1 pm ET, PLOS Paleo hosted our second redditscience ‘Ask Me Anything’ on laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) in paleontology. [Here’s a link to the completed AMA.] Our featured paleontologist for this AMA was PLOS author Thomas Kaye, a Research Associate … Continue reading »
“452 passed,” the ICU nurse told me. I couldn’t remember who she was. I looked for her name on the list among the several dozens of patients I was cross-covering. “452 passed,” the attending said to me 60 seconds later. I … Continue reading »
WATERY MARS AGAIN Emily Lakdawalla thinks everybody should calm down about NASA’s much-trumpeted latest discovery of liquid water on Mars. The discovery, which is probably not flowing water but rather something more like damp sand, doesn’t, she argues at the … Continue reading »
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By Chris Kiahtipes The tropical forests and savannas of Africa play a central, symbolic role in our modern dialogue about wilderness, conservation, and land management. However, efforts to establish reserves, parks, and wilderness areas often create conflicts with local societies … Continue reading »
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Alexandra Jones is a lawyer, working on food policy with The George Institute for Global Health. She is interested in how law can be used to create conditions for people to live healthier lives, particularly in the field of non-communicable … Continue reading »
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I just came across a new release from the American Academy of Pediatrics titled “Beyond ‘turn it off’: How to advise families on media use“. The report is the result of their recent invitation-only Growing Up Digital Media Research Symposium. … Continue reading »
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I began writing about genetics decades ago, and the best thing about getting older is witnessing the development of targeted treatments for single-gene diseases that I never thought would happen. But it is happening, for cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, … Continue reading »
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On Tuesday, September 29th 2015, Canada achieved a milestone. For the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and older outnumbered those aged 0 – 14 years of age. A shocking 16% of Canadians – almost one … Continue reading »
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On 11 September, some 9,300 participants in the SPRINT trial were sent a letter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The letter told them the part of the trial where they needed to meet a set blood pressure target is … Continue reading »