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Week 4 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21pm
week-4-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Week 4 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes AddThis Sharing Buttons above PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the fourth and final week of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes. Read about week one Read about

The Resilience of Brain Training Hype: ACTIVE Trial Redux

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:51pm
Neurobollocks-brain-training-768x7790000-0002-8715-2896Source: The Resilience of Brain Training Hype: ACTIVE Trial Redux   It was definitely déjà vu in the media today. Reuters, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and more were back on the “brain training

The Injustice of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:50pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The Injustice of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten

Why Sloths Live Life in the Slow Lane

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:49pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Why Sloths Live Life in the Slow Lane Three-Toed Sloth. Photo: Christian Mehlführer, via Wikimedia Commons. Distributed under a CC BY 2.5 license. Forests cover more than one-third of the land on Earth, yet

The Impact of Teaching Assistantships

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:49pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The Impact of Teaching Assistantships Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are graduate students employed by a university or college to undertake certain teaching responsibilities. These responsibilities may include grading assignments, leading discussion or recitation sessions,

Beaked birds champions of the last mass extinction

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:04pm
Larson-2016-PR-Image-1-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Beaked birds champions of the last mass extinction A new study shows that teeth are not too good for you if you’re a dinosaur trying to not go extinct. Around 66 million years ago,

Hannah Has Her Gene Therapy for GAN: When Science Becomes Medicine

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:03pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Hannah Has Her Gene Therapy for GAN: When Science Becomes Medicine Today, 8 years and $8 million fund-raised dollars after the Sames family of Rexford, NY, began their battle against giant axonal neuropathy (GAN),

Military Sexual Trauma, Rape, PTSD, and Suicide: A conversation with Katie Webb

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:13pm
military women0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Military Sexual Trauma, Rape, PTSD, and Suicide: A conversation with Katie Webb Among Americans, rape is the trauma that is most likely to lead to PTSD. The medical profession is becoming increasingly aware that

Dementia across the lifespan and around the globe—Pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and societal impact: a Call for Papers

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:12pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Dementia across the lifespan and around the globe—Pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and societal impact: a Call for Papers AddThis Sharing Buttons above The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a Special Issue on Dementia to be guest

Size Does Matter: Using the size of fossil marine mammals to estimate primary productivity in ancient oceans

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:11pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Size Does Matter: Using the size of fossil marine mammals to estimate primary productivity in ancient oceans As if we need another reason to justify paleontology as an important field of science, here’s a

Week 3 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:31pm
13107953_463b39146b_o-450x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Week 3 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes AddThis Sharing Buttons above  PLOS Medicine Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey on week three of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes Read about week one Read

Why Plants? Part III – Rise of The Plant Machines by Orlando de Lange

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:30pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Why Plants? Part III – Rise of The Plant Machines by Orlando de Lange In part 3 of our series on plant synthetic biology, Orlando de Lange (@SeaGreenODL) of The New Leaf blog introduces how

Why Your Research Matters!

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:30pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Why Your Research Matters! Why Your Research Matters!   post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above The landscape of science is always shifting and in the last ten years we’ve seen a significant change brought by

21st International AIDS Conference: how do we unify and fund the future of HIV prevention?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 2:27pm
AIDS20160000-0002-8715-2896Source: 21st International AIDS Conference: how do we unify and fund the future of HIV prevention? Nicole Espy is a Harvard graduate and PHD candidate at the Chan School of Public Health. Her area of

Research Roundup: The benefits of open research, citation distributions and more

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 2:32pm
Source: Research Roundup: The benefits of open research, citation distributions and more This week in science, academia and publishing: Preprints and Posting A paper posted to BioRxiv provides an analysis of citation distributions to demonstrate

Fossil Friday Roundup: July 15th, 2016

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:29pm
35000000-0002-8715-2896Source: Fossil Friday Roundup: July 15th, 2016 Featured Image: A pair of Gualicho dinosaurs pursuing prey. Image courtesy Jorge Gonzalez and Pablo Lara/PA Papers (all Open Access): A tiny new marsupial lion (Marsupialia, Thylacoleonidae) from the early

SciLogs goes kaput, Game of Genomes is an ambitious science writing oddity

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:28pm
24500404604_607a861d83_z0000-0002-8715-2896Source: SciLogs goes kaput, Game of Genomes is an ambitious science writing oddity AddThis Sharing Buttons above A SCIENCE BLOG NETWORK GOES KAPUT SciLogs, one of the few remaining science blog networks, will cease to

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention – Introducing New Mathematical Models

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:28pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention – Introducing New Mathematical Models This week PLOS launched a new collection, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: New Mathematical Models for Prioritizing Sub-Populations by Age &

2nd Gordon Research Conference on Centromere Biology (24-29 July 2016): Beth Sullivan

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:27pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: 2nd Gordon Research Conference on Centromere Biology (24-29 July 2016): Beth Sullivan AddThis Sharing Buttons above As part of its mission to encourage engagement within the genetics community, PLOS Genetics is sponsoring a number

Spotlight on Outreach: PLOS NTDs Cohosts International Writing Workshop in Shanghai, China

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:28pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Spotlight on Outreach: PLOS NTDs Cohosts International Writing Workshop in Shanghai, China AddThis Sharing Buttons above Serap Aksoy, co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs and Marian Weidner, Senior Publications Assistant,  give an overview of the recent