Population Explosion 2.0, perfect writing software, model organism sex, tardiness

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  Son of The Population Explosion? It matters hardly at all what is done to control population growth. If Homo sap‘s birth and death rates remain more or less as they are, we will grow from 7 billion plus today … Continue reading »

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PLOS ONE’s Spookiest Images of 2014

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As we take a look back at research articles published so far in PLOS ONE in 2014, we realize we have no shortage of images to terrify our readers, or at least sufficiently creep them out long enough to last through … Continue reading »

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Social pathways for Ebola Virus Disease in rural Sierra Leone, and some implications for containment

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This manuscript has been conditionally accepted by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases for publication prior to formal review. Following a successful outcome of independent peer review, a revised version will be formally published by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and a link to the final … Continue reading »

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A Rapid Response to Ebola

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The ability to rapidly disseminate the findings of primary research as well as informed scientific assessment and opinion is critical in the face of public health emergencies such as the present outbreak of the Ebola virus.  At PLOS, primary research … Continue reading »

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Researchers Follow the Path of HIV and Prevention Interventions

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Charlene Dezzutti from the University of Pittsburgh and the Magee-Womens Research Institute explains how HIV researchers are incorporating biomarkers and preclinical testing – featured in the PLOS Collection Advances in HIV Mucosal Immunology: Challenges and Opportunities – in their pursuit of an … Continue reading »

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Urbanisation Up Close

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Jocalyn Clark @jocalynclark discusses the urbanisation of the world’s population and its impact on global health. Undeniably the world is urbanising. By 2050, according to the UN, the world’s urban population will almost double from its 2007 size of 3.3 billion … Continue reading »

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Can you build up a tolerance to ice cream?

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In essence, yes. Research suggests that those individuals who frequently eat a given highly palatable food derive less satisfaction from the subsequent consumption of that same food, such as ice cream. In the study, published at the American Journal of … Continue reading »

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Dear Maclean’s: Public health agencies should prioritize public health based on evidence, not fear

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I came across an editorial in Maclean’s this weekend which was both surprising and disappointing (and at times condescending).  The gist of the editorial was that public health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and … Continue reading »

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Public health agencies should prioritize public health based on evidence, not fear

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The Editorial: The complexity of health requires an expansion of the areas covered by public health agencies Ed note: This post comes to us from our PLOS Blogs friend Dr Travis Saunders. Travis Saunders has a PhD in Human Kinetics … Continue reading »

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You Live in What Kind of Home? A-nem-mo-ne-men… me-ne-mo-nee!

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Clownfish Find Refuge among the Toxic Tentacles of Sea Anemones As we’ve seen in the movies, the world is a dangerous place for a clownfish far away from home. This is all the more reason to ensure that their homes … Continue reading »

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