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SHOULD DCIS BE TREATED LIKE BREAST CANCER? No one seems to know exactly what to make of the big study on the outcomes of DCIS. (DCIS = ductal carcinoma in situ, often called stage 0 breast cancer or precancer, which … Continue reading »
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Targeted treatments for cancer have been extending and saving lives for more than 15 years — precision medicine isn’t a new idea in oncology. Now drugs pioneered on select, specific cancers are, one by one, finding new applications. The first … Continue reading »
PLOS NTDs co-Editor-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Associate Editor Dan Masiga conduct a Manuscript Writing Workshop at University of Nairobi, Kenya.
By Serap Aksoy and Joel Ochieng An important goal for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) is to develop global capacity in publication practices in low- and middle-income countries, given that NTDs disproportionately affect people living in these areas. Accordingly, … Continue reading »
By Lindsey Thurman, for the PLOS Ecology Community With the recent publication of the 2014 IPCC report on Climate Change, the 2014 US National Climate Assessment, and the upcoming Paris 2015 UN Climate Conference, it’s no surprise that the scientific … Continue reading »
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the DataCite blog. It is republished here with permission. Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1, example 2, example 3. The Making … Continue reading »
It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, undergrads are flooding university campuses, and people are moving. When people move, a few things become mandatory, for example, pizza or some other reward for those who help you move. But … Continue reading »
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The potential harms of interventions are tricky to get a handle on. Our feelings about them are, too. It wouldn’t be easy – even if we didn’t have to deal with people trying to beat up, or minimize, the … Continue reading »
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By Jens Hegg Originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 26, 2015. The last hours of a professional meeting always give me the chance to reflect on what I’ve learned, who I’ve met, and the scientific … Continue reading »
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By Jeff Atkins ESA 100 research news originally posted on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on Aug 14, 2015. Jessica Gephart, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia, presented work at the 100th meeting of the Ecological Society of America … Continue reading »
By Sasha Wright Originally posted on PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 10, 2015 On July 23, James Hansen and 16 co-authors posted a discussion paper on an open-review website about sea level rise and climate change. The article has … Continue reading »
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By Ginger Allington Originally published on the PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog, on August 10, 2015. Droughts have been getting a lot of press lately. From affects on agriculture in California to the water rationing in Puerto Rico, and a near … Continue reading »
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Research news from ESA 100 by Jeff Atkins Originally posted on PLOS Ecology Field Reports blog on August 11, 2015 The Clean Air Act, implemented in 1990, has been heralded as aneconomic and environmental success story that has led to cuts … Continue reading »
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Researchers are trying to find out how your personality affects your dog’s behavior. Learn how you can participate in the largest citizen science project of its kind. by Kristin Butler When I adopted my dog Kia from a puppy rescue center three … Continue reading »
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Its nearly back-to-school time. For many recent high-school graduates, the next week or two represent the beginning of a whole new chapter: post-secondary education. Of all the challenges college freshmen need to contend with, worrying about potential weight gain should … Continue reading »
This new perspective by marine ecologist Pamela Reynolds completes collaborative coverage by the PLOS Ecology Community of research news, ideas and discussions that emerged from this month’s centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America. As Summer comes to an end in the Northern … Continue reading »
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We started August with World Breastfeeding Week and a post on how women aren’t getting the support they need to meet their own breastfeeding goals. August ends with another important theme: Black Breastfeeding Week. (This year’s hashtag: #LiftEveryBaby) Black women … Continue reading »
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9-2-15 PLOS Science Wednesday AMA Preview: River blindness programs improve health outcomes: Evidence for increased prioritization of NTDs in post-2015 global health agenda
By Sara Kassabian River blindness (onchocerciasis) is an onerous neglected tropical disease (NTD) and the second-leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Onchocerciasis is transmitted by a bite from the black fly, which creates an inflammatory response that leads to blindness … Continue reading »
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The more interconnected our Twitter networks get, the more the distance between us and total strangers shrinks [PDF]. That’s not always a good thing. Twitter is fabulous. There’s fun, camaraderie, fascinating people, and ideas you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Victoria Costello … Continue reading »
THE MESS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND OTHER SCIENCES TOO You’d think that the just-published Science paper, recounting a massive attempt at replication of 100 selected research projects published in the top psychology journals in 2008, would be cause for much beating … Continue reading »
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Over the years, we’ve often recommended the simplest of behaviour changes to improve your health: drinking more water during the day. There’s certainly no downside to staying hydrated, plus the increased trips to the bathroom will ensure you get up … Continue reading »