Visit PLOS at IUMS 2014 in Montréal

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We are pleased to announce that PLOS Pathogens will be exhibiting at the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), July 27th – August 1st in Montréal.

IUMS unites 3 international congresses of bacteriology and applied microbiology, mycology and eukaryotic microbiology, …

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The Relationships of Education, Health, and Skills in Improving the Lives of Adults and Their Families: A Call for Papers for a New PLOS Collection

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The U.S. National Institutes of Health (the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)) and the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Career, Technical, and Adult …

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Just Add Water: World Water Monitoring Challenge 2013 Results

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The World Water Monitoring Challenge results are out!

Earlier this year, I found myself hanging over a concrete ledge by the Charles River. But not to worry – it was nothing dire. I was actually trying to collect a …

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Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: The nine simultaneous lives of cats

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Discover Magazine’s September print edition featured an infographic called “20 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats.” Felines seem to lead elusive, mysterious lives. Fortunately, the citizen science project Cat Tracker allows you to track your cat beyond what we can

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Making Biomolecular Simulations Accessible in the Post-Nobel Prize Era

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PLOS Computational Biology Editor-in-Chief Ruth Nussinov and Guest Editor Qiang Cui introduce a freely available interactive step-by-step guide for performing common molecular simulation tasks integrated into the CHARMM INterface and Graphics web user interface. The three papers are part of

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Inaugural Centromere Biology Gordon Conference: Beth Sullivan

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As part of its mission to encourage engagement within the genetics community, PLOS Genetics is sponsoring a number of conferences and meetings this year. In order to raise awareness about these conferences and the researchers who attend them we are

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A fix for GMO battles? Plus sexual harassment during field research

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Give us this day a fix for the GMO battles?

Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and hugely complex, genome of bread wheat, the …

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Delving into subject areas with PLOS Cloud Explorer

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As discussed in a previous post in the PLOS Tech blog, PLOS uses a sophisticated approach to classify research articles according to what they are about. Using machine-aided indexing, articles are associated with subject areas from a thesaurus containing over …

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

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One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1].  …

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Pseudo-poo! All that glitters isn’t fecal gold

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Fossil feces are the stuff of legend. Not only do they have the “gee-whiz-gross” factor, but they also preserve evidence of diet, parasites, and paleoecology in long-dead animals. An paleontological urban legend holds that the technical term–”coprolite”–was coined …

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