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Revising Your First Scientific Manuscript

2 hours 24 min ago
0000-0003-1823-8642   By Michael Hsieh   “Dear Author”. That email salutation, and minor variations, still gives me a jolt of adrenaline and trepidation. I’ve been publishing scientific papers for almost three decades, but I frantically

Deceptive marketing sweet talks parents

2 hours 24 min ago
  ‘99% fruit and veg’. It has to be healthy, doesn’t it? Not necessarily.   More and more processed products are coming on to supermarket shelves developed specifically for children. Most are designed and marketed

Making a home for the Physical Sciences and Engineering in PLOS ONE

2 hours 28 min ago
0000-0002-9890-5451 Calling all physicists, chemists, earth scientists, computer scientists and engineers: help PLOS ONE make science more open, more reproducible and more transparent. PLOS ONE is known for its multi- and interdisciplinary approach. The journal

Stanford ChildX 2018: Big ideas for little patients

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:09pm
post-inf By Linda Nevin PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Linda Nevin shares some highlights from ChildX, a cross-disciplinary science, medicine, public policy and healthcare symposium on research developments and opportunities for improving pediatric care. Stanford faculty

Molecular machines and the place of physics in the biology curriculum

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 1:09pm
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771 The other day, through no fault of my own, I found myself looking at the courses required by our molecular biology undergraduate degree program. I discovered a requirement for a 5 credit hour physics

One Small Step for Preprints, One Giant Step Forward for Open Scientific Communications

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:46pm
Thanks to our recent partnership with bioRxiv, PLOS authors will have the choice of posting their submitted manuscript on the bioRxiv preprint server on May 1st. Preprints enable authors to accelerate the dissemination of their

Tilapia: Freak Farmed Fish or Evolutionary Rock Star?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:46pm
  By Ricki Lewis Posts are appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do  a little research. My dad was a seafood wholesaler at the Fulton

Synthetic biology approaches to improving immunotherapy

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:46pm
0000-0003-0319-5416 The AACR 2018 Meeting in Chicago is ending today and has featured the major new results in cancer treatment and immunotherapy treatments in particular. Immunotherapy, the use of the patient’s own immune system to

Stop Hiding Your Code

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:20pm
poWe, @PLOS, @PLOSONE and the open source community, will discuss why and how to #ShareYourCode in a tweet chat on 25 April, 10-11am Pacific Daylight Time/6-7pm British Summer Time. Join us! By Peter Wittek A cornerstone

Innovative thinking is key to realizing UHC

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:19pm
In 2015, the world spent $7.3 trillion on health. Yes, that’s 10% of global GDP. At the WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of NCDs last week, Dr. Rifat Atun, Professor of Global

Connecting research communities through podcasts

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:06pm
0000-0001-8462-0271 Have you ever listened to a podcast? A pretty silly question these days, we admit. Not long ago, however, such a question wouldn’t have seemed odd. Over the last several years, podcasts have become

8 Simple errors to avoid when you submit a revised manuscript

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:05pm
  post-info So, you submitted your manuscript to PLOS ONE and the editor issued a revise decision. What happens next? When you submit your revised manuscript to the journal, it will undergo a series of

Why are healthcare providers scared of exercise?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:04pm
Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with a number healthcare providers to discuss the role and importance of exercise for their patients.  In those interactions, I’ve noted 2 common themes

Reproducibility and Recognition: One year later

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:10pm
This blog is authored by PLOS staff with contributions by Lenny Teytelman, protocols.io CEO. For many scientists, there is a common frustration with methods sections of research papers that lack sufficient details, which are necessary

The PLOS ONE Early Career Researcher Travel Awards in the Physical Sciences

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:11am
By PLOS ONE Editors post-info Early career researchers (ECRs) are very much at the heart of what we do at PLOS. Last year alone, PLOS ONE published more than 20,000 research papers, undoubtedly with tens

Don’t Tell Me My DCIS Isn’t Cancer! | #AACR18

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:10am
By Ricki Lewis “DCIS isn’t really cancer. You have nothing to worry about,” said my oncologist confidently. “Then why am I having a mastectomy in four days?” I blurted. “DCIS doesn’t spread. So it isn’t

Augmented Intelligence in Healthcare: Interview with Arthur Papier

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 5:56pm
Augmented Intelligence in Healthcare: Interview with Arthur Papier   post-info The potential of using machine learning techniques in medicine is immense. As electronic health records have become widely available, there is hope that machine learning

I survived giving my first large conference talk as a PhD student

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:39pm
  By Lei Shen When I was in the middle of designing my poster, an email from the organizers  of  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory‘s Asia Conference arrived informing me that my abstract was selected to

PLOS iGEM 2017 Collection – report

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:38pm
PLOS and the iGEM Foundation are pleased to announce the initial launch of the iGEM 2017 Collection. This initial release includes 10 papers submitted as preprints to bioRxiv; additional submissions will be added as they

Five Kinds of STEM-themed Nonfiction Books for Kids

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:38pm
0000-0003-1823-8642 By Melissa Stewart It’s a great time for children’s nonfiction! In recent years, these books have undergone exciting and dramatic changes, evolving into five distinct categories. Who can benefit from understanding the characteristics of