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Can Hippocrates prevent overdiagnosis?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:32pm
Papyrus_text_fragment_of_Hippocratic_oath._Wellcome_L0034090-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Can Hippocrates prevent overdiagnosis? AddThis Sharing Buttons above Jack O’Sullivan fills us in on highlights and buzz from this year’s Preventing Overdiagnosis conference in Barcelona.  Hippocrates’ infamous oath echoed around Barcelona’s International Convention Centre

A day in the park–tracking mercury with dragonfly larvae

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:36pm
Snip20160924_20000-0002-8715-2896Source: A day in the park–tracking mercury with dragonfly larvae Mercury is a toxic element that can adversely impact human and wildlife health. And while it can be found as an introduced pollutant in the

Connecting Citizen Scientists to Watersheds: A Conversation with Kim Hachadoorian

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:35pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Connecting Citizen Scientists to Watersheds: A Conversation with Kim Hachadoorian By Russ Campbell Brandywine Creek, which runs through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, once powered the mills  that supported European settlements in the late

PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2016: Winner Announced

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:04pm
May2015-656x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2016: Winner Announced AddThis Sharing Buttons above The PLOS Genetics Editors-in-Chief and Senior Editors would like to congratulate: Santiago Naranjo, Justin D. Smith, Carlo G. Artieri, Mian Zhang, Yiqi Zhou,

Fossil Friday Roundup: September 23, 2016

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:03pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Fossil Friday Roundup: September 23, 2016 Featured image: 3-D printing helped recover a lost cynodont holotype, as seen in the hands of the CT scan facility technician K. Jakata (ESI). From Benoit and Jasinoski (2016), listed

Prostate cancer disputes and media matters: Watchful waiting OK? Is there a surge? Is cancer a disease of modern times?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:03pm
Confusion , Direction , Arrow0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Prostate cancer disputes and media matters: Watchful waiting OK? Is there a surge? Is cancer a disease of modern times? AddThis Sharing Buttons above PROSTATE CANCER: WATCHFUL WAITING IS PROBABLY SAFE The prostate-specific antigen

Veggievore Fish of the Triassic

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:01pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Veggievore Fish of the Triassic Fish have a bit of a boring reputation among many vertebrate paleontologists–too many bones, too hard to identify, not as charismatic as dinosaurs, etc., etc. But, this is entirely

Influential Work from PLOS Authors Garners Lasker Awards

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:07am
Lasker-Award-blog-image0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Influential Work from PLOS Authors Garners Lasker Awards 0000-0001-7318-5892 The Lasker Awards recognize the contributions of scientists, physicians and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of

Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Collection

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:06am
Snip20160922_10000-0002-8715-2896Source: Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Collection By Sarath Chandra Janga, GLBIO/CCBC 2016 Publication Co-Chair The first joint Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference 2016 (GLBIO/CCBC) took place in

Finding The Famous Painting of the Blue People of Kentucky

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:05am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Finding The Famous Painting of the Blue People of Kentucky Most stories about the blue people of Kentucky include an eerie, compelling drawing of a family, with the stark faces of 5 of the

PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 2: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:05am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 2: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 2: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe   post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above PLOS Medicine’s Associate

Is a saber-tooth cat’s roar worse than it’s bite?

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:05pm
home-slide-10000-0002-8715-2896Source: Is a saber-tooth cat’s roar worse than it’s bite? Maybe….if it’s cold outside. When the climate changes, organisms change with it. Environmental stresses can impact an organism by limiting ideal living conditions and/or decreasing

Understanding Altmetrics: An interview with Stacy Konkiel

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:03pm
stacykonkiel-150x1500000-0002-8715-2896Source: Understanding Altmetrics: An interview with Stacy Konkiel To understand how research articles are shared and discussed, traditional journal level metrics are not adequate. Citations take a long time to accumulate, so how else can

The second round of PLOS ECR Travel Awards are now open

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The second round of PLOS ECR Travel Awards are now open AddThis Sharing Buttons above PLOS is pleased to announce a second opportunity for early career researchers (ECRs) to apply for the ECR Travel

Grad School 101: 10 Tips for A Great First Year in Grad School

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:01pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Grad School 101: 10 Tips for A Great First Year in Grad School AddThis Sharing Buttons above Source: Grad School 101: 10 Tips for A Great First Year in Grad School Labor Day has

The Need for Interdisciplinary STEM Education

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:01pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The Need for Interdisciplinary STEM Education Image by Matthias Weinberger, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   In virtually any college, you’ll find the departments that represent the trinity of the basic sciences: biology, chemistry, and

Tom Wolfe slams evolution, Darwin, Chomsky; Eurekalert hacked; Clinton’s pneumonia

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:59am
If you use this photo, please link to www.CGPGrey.com for attribution.0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Tom Wolfe slams evolution, Darwin, Chomsky; Eurekalert hacked; Clinton’s pneumonia AddThis Sharing Buttons above TOM WOLFE ON EVOLUTION AND DARWIN AND CHOMSKY Bango! The famed New Journalist Tom Wolfe’s takedown of Charles Darwin and

PLOS appoints Dr. Joerg Heber Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:56am
45c6cd5668839d0af93a0a0fc89e4368_400x4000000-0002-8715-2896Source: PLOS appoints Dr. Joerg Heber Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE PLOS announced today that after an extensive search, Dr. Joerg Heber has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE. Heber will be responsible for setting the

“As simple as random can be” by Jasmine Reggiani

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:55am
Source: “As simple as random can be” by Jasmine Reggiani A few weeks ago I was having a discussion about mathematical models for the prediction of the movements of the stock market. The question was

The second round of PLOS ECR Travel Awards are now open

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:53am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The second round of PLOS ECR Travel Awards are now open The second round of PLOS ECR Travel Awards are now open   Posted September 16, 2016 by Sara Kassabian in The Student Blog