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Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma and Perinatal PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Rebecca Moore

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:47pm
pregnant-belly-with-baby-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma and Perinatal PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Rebecca Moore It is now blatantly clear that a woman’s increased vulnerability to developing PTSD is closely linked to that fact that, when

Algae as vessels for (photo)synthetic biology by Konstantinos Vavitsas

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:35pm
7629005292_920e1dd8d1_o-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Algae as vessels for (photo)synthetic biology by Konstantinos Vavitsas Algae (a term used to group many photosynthetic organisms into a rather heterologous mash-up) do not have a kind place in the public imagination. Take

Leveraging the Power of Biodiversity Specimen Data for Ecological Research – at ESA 2016

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:34pm
Source: Leveraging the Power of Biodiversity Specimen Data for Ecological Research A guest post from PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow, Caitlin McDonough, on research from the Ecological Society of America Scientific Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,

Developments in the Polio Vaccine Field: Using cold adaptation to produce safe inactivated vaccine candidates

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:33pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Developments in the Polio Vaccine Field: Using cold adaptation to produce safe inactivated vaccine candidates Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a debilitating childhood disease caused by poliovirus. It has been eliminated from most parts of

Q&A with Honey Bee Researcher Michelle Flenniken

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:30pm
Honey-Bee-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Q&A with Honey Bee Researcher Michelle Flenniken AddThis Sharing Buttons above On the eve of National Honey Bee Day, PLOS’s Jose Mendez interviews researcher Dr. Michelle Flenniken, Ph.D of Montana State University to discuss

NCDs in humanitarian crisis

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:29pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: NCDs in humanitarian crisis Sylvia Kehlenbrink graduated from medical school at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin and completed her residency training in Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She has done clinical

Science & medical writing on candidates (mental) health: ethics, responsibilities

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 1:15pm
presidential-election-1336480_6400000-0002-8715-2896Source: More marijuana research? Plus writing about the candidates’ (mental) health AddThis Sharing Buttons above MARIJUANA RESEARCH IS NOW EASIER TO DO. MAYBE. If you thought the recent Drug Enforcement Administration announcement that new regulations

At ESA 2016: Novel Ecosystem in Cities – adaptions to Urban Conditions

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 1:14pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Novel Ecosystem in Cities: Adaptions to Urban Conditions A guest post from PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow, Liz Kimbrough, on research from the Ecological Society of America Scientific Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 7-11,

Fossil Friday Roundup: August 19th, 2016

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 1:13pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Fossil Friday Roundup: August 19th, 2016 Featured image: Paleontologists prepare to remove a Tyrannosaurus rex skull from a fossil dig site in northern Montana and transport it to the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. Credit:

Repost: Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:22pm
NYT0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Repost: Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court This blog by Jason Silverstein has been reposted in light of developments as reported in the New York Times on August 18, 2016: For

Why Statistics Should Be A Mandatory Part of High School Education

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:13pm
8522863232_e976579b00_o0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Why Statistics Should Be A Mandatory Part of High School Education Back in 2007, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain ruled that the oral health manufacturing giant Colgate could not use its claim

3 Gene Therapy Trials Report Good News

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:12pm
Source: 3 Gene Therapy Trials Report Good News Here’s an update on some of the rare disease families DNA Science has covered as they travel the long and winding road from diagnosis to gene therapy.

This is not a bike lane

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:11pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: This is not a bike lane What is the purpose of a bike lane? In my opinion, it is to increase the safety, and (just as importantly) the perceived safety of a cycling route.  The biggest

At ESA 2016: Improving Earth Systems Models Through Research in the Tropics

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:15pm
winkler_1_1-768x5120000-0002-8715-2896Source: Improving Earth Systems Models Through Research in the Tropics A guest post from PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow, Daniel E. Winkler, on research from the Ecological Society of America Scientific Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,

Things Are Getting Interesting: my year at PLOS Synbio by Steven Burgess

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:13pm
//www.flickr.com/photos/amitbelani/199288914/0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Things Are Getting Interesting by Steven Burgess Under what conditions will cooperation emerge in a world of egoists without central authority?” David Axelrod Alas! my time as community editor is coming to an end.

The benefit of being a parent: why parental leave is more than a perk. It’s a necessity.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:11pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The benefit of being a parent: Why parental leave is more than just a perk, it’s a necessity 0000-0002-6635-8182 I recently became a father to a beautiful little girl. As an ECR and first

Highlighting notable helminth research and a PLOS Science Weds AMA preview for #WormWeek

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:16pm
9357039395_fe6109fee6_k-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Highlighting notable helminth research and a PLOS Science Weds AMA preview for #WormWeek AddThis Sharing Buttons above To many people, worms are considered harmless creatures, if not a little yucky. But don’t be fooled

Winning? Or Is It? The Science of Winners’ Fate

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:15pm
simone0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Winning? Or Is It? The Science of Winners’ Fate   Between the Olympics and a tumultuous U.S. general election, wanting to win really badly is dominating the airwaves at the moment. How does winning work out

Fighting Link Rot: An interview with Geoffrey Bilder

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:12pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Fighting Link Rot: An interview with Geoffrey Bilder Websites come and go, and often change their internal structure, making it hard to ensure that links stay active for a long time. It’s annoying to

Function over Form: Predicting Disturbance Responses with Functional Traits at ESA 2016

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:11pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Function over Form: Predicting Disturbance Responses with Functional Traits at ESA 2016 A guest post from PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow, Uma Nagendra, on research from the Ecological Society of America Scientific Meeting in Ft.