Exploring Citizen Science

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This post, written by Christine Nieves, originally appeared on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas blog.  Check out the citizen science projects mentioned in the post, such as: FoldItSound Around You, and FightMalaria@Home.

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Legal marijuana and cannabis research, Google X health project, Retraction Watch, regulating genetic research

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Legalizing cannabis in order to legalize cannabis research?

The New York Times has been running a series of editorials and commentaries and blog posts backing legal marijuana.  Even although it’s been clear for some time that’s where we’re headed, …

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Why there’s no Ebola treatment or vaccine yet, in one chart

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This is the second of two posts this week on Ebola. Read yesterday’s here: Why here, why now, and why so deadly?

I didn’t make a mistake in the chart above. Ebola’s 1,323 cases barely register when lined up next …

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Ebola: Why here, why now, and why so deadly?

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This is the first of two posts on Ebola this week. Tune in tomorrow for a look at the big questions facing Ebola researchers.

You’ve probably heard that the current outbreak of Ebola virus is the largest ever, and thus …

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Supporting Hepatitis Awareness with Open Access Hepatitis Research

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World Hepatitis Day was July 28th, and PLOS ONE is observing the day by raising awareness with a few of our many open access articles on viral hepatitis that we’ve published in the past year. According to the …

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Marine Metre Squared: Ngā Tini o te Waitai (The Multitudes of the Sea)

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What lives along New Zealand’s shoreline? Find out, one square metre at a time, with Marine Metre Squared.

Every now and again I come across a citizen science project that inspires me. Don’t get me wrong—most of the people I …

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Gene Test Predicts Blindness After LASIK

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Granular_corneal_dystrophy_type_I._Numerous_irregular_shaped_discrete_crumb-like_corneal_opacitiesMillions of people have put aside their eyeglasses or contact lenses thanks to a procedure called LASIK. But for carriers of a rare condition called granular corneal dystrophy (GCD), LASIK can damage the cornea, even causing blindness. The Avellino DNA …

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Part 2: Prevention and Control of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya: Progress is on the horizon

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This week on PLOS TGH – we hand over to Dr Duncan Matheka and his group, for their second post on Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya.

 

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has been long neglected in the developing countries – …

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Exploring a Culture of Health: Nurses Making Things with their Hands to Improve Healthcare with MakerNurse

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This post is part of Exploring a Culture of Health, a citizen science series brought to you by Discover Magazine, SciStarter and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serving as an ally to help Americans work together to

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A Step-by-Step Approach to Content Management

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Today at PLOS, we celebrate an important milestone: We launched the first iteration of the new PLOS CMS (codename: Lemur). This first installment is a homepage editor for six of the PLOS journals (Biology, Medicine, Pathogens, …

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