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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Unpredictable and Magical: The Allure of the Dragonfly Swarm [GUEST POST]

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Chris Goforth, the creator of the Dragonfly Swarm Project, discusses how citizen science has impacted the study of dragonfly behavior.

Sometimes science is hard. If you want to study something that happens slowly, is rare, or requires thousands of observations, …

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Introducing a New Look for the Journal Homepages

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Today sees the launch of our re-vamped homepages for PLOS Medicine, PLOS Pathogens and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. They’ve been designed to give easy access to all recently published work, and to better incorporate some of the beautiful images …

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Introducing a New Look for the Journal Homepages

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Today sees the launch of our re-vamped homepages for PLOS Biology, PLOS Genetics and PLOS Computational Biology.

 

Biology mock upThey’ve been designed to give easy access to all recently published work, and to better incorporate some of the beautiful images …

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about how ‘killer sperm‘ might prevent inter-species breeding, a new observation in the process of making stem cells, and an insight into parasitic tolerance in a long-studied population

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Is dying a mental health issue?

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Should a dying patient talking to a psychiatrist be diagnosed with adjustment disorder related to death?

 Dare we ask: Could impending death not be sufficiently psychologically distressing for patients to routinely benefit from psychotherapy?

2Presentation1Patients aware that they are dying …

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World Hepatitis Day 2014 – Think Again

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A former hepatitis virus researcher reminisces on the progress made and challenges remaining in the fight to eradicate chronic viral hepatitis.

July 28, 2014.  “Hepatitis: Think Again.”  That is the motto for this year’s World Hepatitis Day, a program …

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